The Nexus of Climate Data, Insurance, and Adaptive Capacity

November 8-9, 2018

This workshop came out of the SAMSI climate program and will be an excellent opportunity to learn and participate in discussions about the importance of statistics and climate science for the insurance industry. 


This workshop will faciliate a national, interdisciplinary research discussion on modeling and managing climate change risks between three different but related research communities: the climate modeling and data community, statisticians and researchers within the insurance and reinsurance industries.  Read more...

Hotel information:

Please Note:  A block of rooms has been reserved for $129/night at the Hyatt Place Downtown Asheville ( ('G-TCOL 'is the code for the discount) but this expires on October 7 so please register quickly if you are planning to come!


Invited Speakers

Deke Arndt, Chief, Climate Monitoring Branch, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Education
Jennifer Jurado, Chief Resilience Officer and Director, Broward County Government
Roy Wright, President & CEO, Institute for Business & Home Safety; Former Deputy, FEMA
Doug Nychka, Professor of Applied Mathematics & Statistics at Colorado School of Mines
Lysa Porth, Assistant Professor & Guy Carpenter Chair, University of Manitoba
Jeremy Hess, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Washington
Stephanie Herring, Climate Scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Dan Cooley, Associate Professor of Statistics, Colorado State University
Raghuveer Vinukollu, Natural Catastrophe Solutions Manager at Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.

Event Type


Wake Forest University


Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES)


$100/person, $25/person for students


The Collider
1 Haywood Street
North Carolina
United States