E3CI is a brand new, innovative operational service for weather-induced hazard assessment and management promoted by Foundation Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Human Development (IFAB).

Collaboration between the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) and Leithà Unipol Group resulted in the development and implementation of IFAB’s first project: the European Extreme Events Climate Index (E3CI).

E3CI is a "in progress experiment" to define a synthetic index aimed at providing information about the areas affected by different types of weather-induced hazards and the severity of such events. Currently, based on the corresponding index developed for North America (Actuaries Climate Index), seven components returning information about main hazards are included: cold and heat stresses, droughts, heavy precipitations, intense winds, hail leading condition and forest fire. The data will be made available on different Administrative unit levels; currently, data at Country level are produced.

The assessment of the components exploits ERA5 (Herbasch et al., 2020 https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.3803 ; https://doi.org/10.24381/cds.adbb2d47 ), the fifth-generation atmospheric reanalysis produced by European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).

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