National Hail Climatology Switzerland
The project National Hail Climatology Switzerland („Hagelklima Schweiz“) aimed at developing a consistent and spatially explicit hail climatology for Switzerland. A new generation of radar observations and reference data and modern statistical methods made possible a significant improvement over the currently used hazard maps and therefore facilitate precise risk assessments. The lead partners in the project were the Federal Office for Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss, the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), the Federal Office for Civil Protection (FOCP), the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG), the Prevention Foundation of the Association of Cantonal Building Insurers (VKG / PSFP), the Swiss Insurance Association (SVV), the Swiss Hail Insurance, and the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (sia). All project partners delegated stakeholders, who were closely involved in the project design through regular discussion meetings. This guaranteed targeted and user-oriented product development. The University of Bern was an additional associated consulting partner, contributing world-leading scientific expertise on hail research.
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