25 March from 08:00 am
Livestream in English and German

International symposium on current research and the latest developments in hail mitigation.

Organised by Steirische Hagelabwehr Genossenschaft 

SPEAKER

08:15–08:45
Concepts of hail mitigation from ancient times to the digital age and Industry 4.0 – followed by discussion

Josef Mündler
Managing Chairman of Steirische Hagelabwehr Genossenschaft, hail mitigation pilot since 1987

09:00–09:30
Methods of hail mitigation in the light of applicability and efficiency – an attempt at comparison 
– followed by discussion

Dipl.-Ing. Hagen H. Hochrinner
FH JOANNEUM Gesellschaft mbH, Integrated Study Programme of Production Technology and Organisation

10:00–10:30
Hail mitigation in Styria with examples and its possible impact on precipitation distribution 
– followed by discussion

Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil. Reinhold Lazar e.m
Department of Geography and Regional Science, Karl-Franzens University Graz

10:45–11:15
Climate change – the global and the Austrian perspective 
– followed by discussion

Dr. Heimo Truhetz
Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change (WEGC), University of Graz

11:30–12:00
Hail prediction 
– followed by discussion

Mag. Georg Pistotnik
Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics, Climate Research Department

13:15–13:45
The chemistry of hail mitigation – followed by discussion

Dr. Mag. rer. nat. Christian Gruber
Senior Scientist and University Lecturer, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Karl-Franzens University Graz

14:00–14:30
Hail mitigation flights in controlled airspace 
– followed by discussion

Michael Haidvogl
Fluglotse Austro Control-Österreichische Gesellschaft für Zivilluftfahrt-Flugsicherungsstelle Graz

14:45–15:15
Technical equipment to support efficient hail mitigation– followed by discussion

DI Helmut Paulitsch
Graz University of Technology, Institute of Microwave and Photonic Engineering

15:45–16:15
Coordination of Styrian hail mitigation 
– followed by discussion

Tani Satyanarayana, M.Tech
Graz University of Technology, Institute of Microwave and Photonic Engineering

16:30–17:00
A new generation of generator, including a demonstration video of the new generator – followed by discussion

Dr. Mag. rer. nat. Christian Gruber
Senior Scientist and University Lecturer, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Karl-Franzens University Graz

The livestream starts at 8 am, 25 March

“The symposium has been organised with the aim of exchanging experience and providing a platform for international cooperation.”

Josef Mündler
Managing Chairman of
Steirische Hagelabwehr Genossenschaft,
hail mitigation pilot since 1987

PARTNER