04 Mar. 2024: Travel information and a location map is available here. The entrance to the building is on both the west and east side.

29 Feb. 2024: Update program

26 Feb. 2024: Final program and conference booklet with all abstracts and further information

5 Feb. 2024: The registration for the 4th European Hail Workshop is closed. If you have questions, please contact ehw∂imk-tro kit edu.

25 Jan. 2024: Details of the hybrid format of the workshop

23 Jan. 2024: The first version of the conference program with all presentation titles (talks/posters) can be found here (PDF).


In several regions of the world, hailstorms cause considerable damage to buildings, crops and vehicles. Individual events can result in losses of several billion euros. Yet, the risk is still underestimated in large parts of society. Despite significant progress in recent years, detailed knowledge of hailstorm drivers, regional hail probabilities, associated risks, and long-term variability and trends caused by climate change is still limited. Furthermore, the prediction of hailstorms by numerical weather models on different time scales (including nowcasting) is still subject to large uncertainties.

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research; Organiser), the Mobiliar Lab for Natural Risks and the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Bern, togethers with the weather services MeteoSwiss and the Deutschen Wetterdienst (DWD, are organising a three-day international workshop. The workshop brings together scientists and experts from the fields of atmospheric research, weather services, insurance, economics and agriculture to exchange information on the current state of hail research, to discuss existing deficits and possible solutions in hail modelling and analysis, to promote new collaborations and to strengthen international cooperation.

Organisation Team

Michael Kunz (KIT), Olivia Romppainen-Martius (Uni Bern), Susanna Mohr (KIT), Alessandro Hering (MeteoSwiss), Katharina Schröer (Uni Freiburg)