Conference
21.04.2023

Fathom’s research at EGU23

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Intro

This year, Fathom’s team of academics return in force to the cobblestone streets (and beer halls) of Vienna. The annual European Geosciences Union (EGU) general assembly is a chance for academics from around the world to present their research and learn.

As global leaders in flood risk intelligence and advocates for full transparency and the scientific integrity of our work, being an active participant in the academic community is integral to our ethos as a business. 

The team at Fathom comprises hydrologists, coastal engineers, oceanographers, climate change specialists and software developers. A number of the team are presenting their latest research at the conference, you can watch their presentations on demand below following the event.

Fathom speakers
Dr Christopher Sampson, Co-Founder and CTO at Fathom
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Dr Andrew Smith, COO and co-founder, Fathom
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Gaia Olcese
Hamish Wilkinson Scientific Developer Visit company profile
Jannis Hoch Senior Hydrologist Visit company profile
Tom Collings Senior Coastal Model Developer Visit company profile
Simbi Hatchard Senior Scientific Developer Visit company profile
Conor Lamb Senior Catastrophe Model Developer Visit company profile
Joe Bates Customer Success Manager Visit company profile
Prof Paul Bates CBE FRS - Fathom Chairman
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Dr Oliver Wing, Chief Research Officer, Fathom
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Niall Quinn Chief Scientific Officer Visit company profile
James Savage Principal Hydraulic Model Developer Visit company profile
Izzy Probyn Mathematician Visit company profile
Pete Uhe Principal Scientific Developer Visit company profile
Nans Addor Principal Hydrologist Visit company profile
Natalie Lord Principal Climate Scientist Visit company profile
Anthony Cooper Senior Hydraulic Model Developer Visit company profile
Jeff Neal Chief Scientific Advisor Visit company profile
Sam Himsworth GIS Developer Visit company profile
the Fathom team at EGU23 in front of the welcome sign

Fathom’s research presentations at EGU2023

A modular Pan-European Flood Catastrophe model
Christopher Sampson, Hessel Winsemius, Oliver Wing, Remi Meynadier, Hugo Rakotoarimanga, Mark Hegnauer, Hélène Boisgontier, and Andy Smith.

A 30 m resolution global fluvial–pluvial–coastal flood inundation model for any climate scenario
Oliver Wing, Niall Quinn, Pete Uhe, James Savage, Chris Sampson, Nans Addor, Natalie Lord, Tom Collings, Simbi Hatchard, Jannis Hoch, Andy Smith, Anthony Cooper, Joe Bates, Hamish Wilkinson, Sam Himsworth, Izzy Probyn, Ivan Haigh, Jeff Neal, and Paul Bates.

Drivers of present and future residential flood risk in Britain
Conor Lamb, Maria Pregnolato, Francesca Pianosi, and Paul Bates.

Use of hydrological models in global stochastic flood modelling
Gaia Olcese, Paul Bates, Jeffrey Neal, Christopher Sampson, Oliver Wing, and Niall Quinn.

Use of hydrological models in global stochastic flood modelling

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Thumbnail of Gaia's research presentation poster - Global stochastic modelling

A catastrophe risk model for current and future flooding in the UK
Paul Bates, James Savage, Ollie Wing, Niall Quinn, Christopher Sampson, Andrew Smith, and Jeff Neal.

A catastrophe risk model for current and future flooding in the UK

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Video thumbnail - catastrophe risk model for current and future flooding un the UK

Global IDF curves created from local observations using machine learning
Jannis Hoch, Izzy Probyn, Joe Bates, Oliver Wing, and Christopher Sampson.

Global IDF curves created from local observations using machine learning

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Global IDF curves video thumbnail

Contrasting changes in extreme rainfall and river flow as global mean temperature increases
Nans Addor, Natalie Lord, Pete Uhe, Niall Quinn, Oliver Wing, and Chris Sampson.

A new framework for building global flood models for the present day and future climates
James Savage, Pete Uhe, Ollie Wing, Chris Sampson, Andy Smith, Natalie Lord, Nans Addor, Simbi Hatchard, Jannis Hoch, Joe Bates, Niall Quinn, Tom Collings, Izzy Probyn, Ivan Haigh, Joshua Green, Anthony Cooper, Hamish Wilkinson, and Sam Himsworth.

Application of a global coastal regional frequency analysis
Thomas Collings, Niall Quinn, Ivan Haigh, Joshua Green, Izzy Probyn, and Hamish Wilkinson.

A global synthetic multi-peril flood event set
Niall Quinn, Callum Murphy-Barltrop, and Izzy Probyn.

A global synthetic multi-peril flood event set

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A global synthetic multi-peril flood event set research paper diagram

Fathom continues to research this area and publishes our findings in peer-reviewed journals

What is EGU?

EGU is the European Geosciences Union, a non-profit organization headquartered in Munich and was founded in 2002.  As the leading organization for earth, planetary, and space research in Europe, EGU has over 18,000 members from 135 countries. Each year EGU holds a General Assembly which is a yearly conference for geoscientists to share work and ideas with experts on an international scale.

You can catch up on Fathom’s presentations from last year at EGU22, watch Dr Ollie Wing’s presentation on UK flood risk in a changing climate.