The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences’ Risk Prediction Initiative [RPI2.0] and the Bermuda Insurance Institute will once again join forces to deliver a Catastrophe Risk Seminar to discuss the scientific problems surrounding the issue of flood risk.
At the seminar on October 28, scientists and researchers will deliver sessions on storm surge, extreme precipitation, tsunami, and sea level rise.
Dr. Mark Guishard [pictured], Program Manager of RPI2.0 at BIOS, said, “Water is well documented as one of the biggest causes of loss of life and property damage associated with catastrophes, such as hurricane storm surges, riverine flooding and tsunamis.
“The growing industry interest in extreme flooding events and coastal inundation motivates the subject of this year’s Cat Risk Seminar. Catastrophe modelers are recently focusing more attention on assessing these risks with the same scrutiny as the wind component of events.