Online workshop - Recording available now

In the framework of the TRANS-ALP project, Eurac Research, with the support of EPC srl and ARPAV, organised the online workshop "Risk Governance of Severe Wheather Under Climate Change" with the aim of raising awareness and promoting discussion on the risk of severe hydro-meteorological events in the context of climate change. It was an opportunity to highlight and analyse potential similarities between past and recent disasters, such as Vaia, Central European floods and others, as examples of what could happen in the future, taking into account the latest data and estimates on climate change.

The workshop took place online in two sessions, with keynote speakers and a guided discussion.

The event, part of the All4 Climate Italy initiative, was addressed to researchers, practitioners and policy makers in the fields of risk forecasting, prevention, management, and assessment, but also to local authorities, civil protection operators, climate change researchers and the general public.

Recordings of the Workshop are available here: 30-September-2021 OnLine event – Trans Alp (project-transalp.eu)


Due to the increasingly high temperatures, the intensity of weather phenomena is also increasing in South Tyrol

This trend is set to continue, with a forecast of rising temperatures from 1 ° C to 4 ° C by the end of the century as explained by Dieter Peterlin meteorologist of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano. The latter forecast is the most problematic since the development of thunderstorms depends on various factors, such as air humidity or wind and a rise in temperatures presupposes an increase in energy in the atmosphere and the consequent development of violent thunderstorms in the Alpine arc.

The Trans-Alp project, seeks to monitor all these parameters to provide practical tools and methodologies for the prediction of cross-border impact and risk assessments to public authorities and stakeholders, so as to prevent the damage that these violent weather events could inflict on environmental and socio-economic systems in the Alpine region.

CLICK HERE to watch an interview with the meteorologist of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano Dieter Peterlin (only in italian).


Online the new Trans-Alp Project website

The increasing intensity and occurrence of extreme weather events in the Mediterranean region are likely connected to climate change and threaten vulnerable environmental and socio-economic systems.
The current risk assessment and prevention tools are still insufficient, therefore, there is an urgent need to provide local, national and European decision makers and stakeholders with improved and harmonised tools and methodologies for climate change adaptation for cross-border event.
There is a current lack of harmonised, transboundary risk assessments oriented to impact forecasting and prevention for such type of events in the Alpine regions.
The project will be implemented by a consortia of environmental, meteo-hydrological and earth observations institutes from Austria and Italy.
The project will be supported by a group of Interested Stakeholders from areas of Civil Protection, Land Management, Research and other key sectors, from Italy, Austria and Slovenia.

Factsheet Trans-Alp ENG