Jutta Thielen – del Pozo, EC Joint Research Centre Scientific Development Unit

Wednesday 8 March 2017 (09:00-16:00)

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Dr. Jutta Thielen-del Pozo a senior scientist working in the field of hydro-meteorology. She studied meteorology at the University of Karlsruhe (MSc in 1989) in Germany and completed her studies in Environmental Science at the University of Lancaster, in the UK, with a Ph.D. on the influence of hilly terrain on the outbreak of severe rainstorms (1994). Since then she has developed her professional career in the field of high-resolution numerical modelling of severe weather including rain, hail, and windstorms, and on the interfacing of meteorological models with hydrological models.

For the last 10 years she has been leading the European Flood Awareness System project (EFAS). EFAS has been developed to improve preparedness for floods in Europe in particular for transnational river basins and is now being outsourced to an operational service. Furthermore, she is involved in research on flashfloods as well as the development of a global flood forecasting system.