Significant recent changes in climate are linked to an increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather and weather-related events such as heat and cold waves, floods, wind and snow storms, droughts, wildfires, tropical storms, dust storms, etc. This underscores the critical need for: (i) monitoring such events; (ii) evaluating the potential risks to the environment and to society, and; (iii) planning in terms of adaptation and/or mitigation of the potential impacts. The intensity and frequency of such extreme weather and climate events follow trends expected of a warming planet, and more importantly, such events will continue to occur with increased likelihood and severity.

Agricultural and forested areas cover large surfaces over many countries and are a very important resource that needs to be protected and managed correctly for both the environment and the local communities. Therefore, potential impacts deriving from a changing climate and from more frequent and intense extreme events can pose a serious threat to economic infrastructure and development in the coming decades, and also severely undermine food, fodder, water, and energy security for a growing global population.

Remote Sensing that includes the use of space, aerial and proximal sensors provide valuable tools to monitor, evaluate and understand ecosystem response and impacts at local, regional, and global scales based on spatio-temporal analysis of long-term imagery and related environmental data. Further, studies allowing the quantitative or qualitative evaluation of the risks, including integrating environmental and socio-economical components are particularly important for the stakeholders and decision-makers at all administrative levels. Thus, it is important to better understand links between climate change/extreme events in relation to associated risks for better planning and sustainable management of our resources in an effective and timely manner.

Relevant abstracts will be encouraged to submit a full paper to a related special issu in the journal NHESS (Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences -

We especially encourage, but not limit, the participation of Early Career Scientists interested in the field of Natural Hazards.

The session is organized in cooperation with NhET (Natural hazard Early career scientists Team).

Co-organized as BG2.61/GI3.21/SSS13.17
Convener: Jonathan Rizzi | Co-conveners: Luigi Lombardo, Mahesh Rao, Wenwu Zhao
| Attendance Mon, 08 Apr, 10:45–12:30
Hall X3

Attendance time: Monday, 8 April 2019, 10:45–12:30 | Hall X3

Chairperson: Jonathan Rizzi
X3.177 |
Andreia Ribeiro, Ana Russo, Célia Gouveia, and Patrícia Páscoa
X3.178 |
| presentation
kaoutar Badioui, Joanna Suliga, Marijke Huysmans, Ann Van Griensven, Boud Verbeiren, and Abdelkader Larabi
X3.179 |
| presentation
Weizhe Chen, Dan Zhu, Chunju Huang, Philippe Ciais, and Yitong Yao
X3.181 |
Tadas Nikonovas, Allan Spessa, and Symon Mezbahuddin
X3.182 |
Application of SAFY model for maize above-ground phytomass estimation and yield forecast
Igor Sereda and Olga Tutubalina
X3.183 |
Patrícia Páscoa, Célia M. Gouveia, Ana C. Russo, Ricardo M. Trigo, and Sergio M. Vicente-Serrano
X3.184 |
Incorporating ecosystem services into agricultural management based on land use/cover change in Northeastern China
Xi Chu and Jinyan Zhan
X3.185 |
Johanna Schweiger, Ana Bastos, and Julia Pongratz