Emerging Risk Research Program

The Emerging Risk research program is an innovation industry partnership that also taps insights from government and academia.

Industry sponsors of the Emerging Risk research program share a strong belief that objective scientific research, when put in the context of specific industry needs, can directly enhance business strategies.

Research scope and results

The Emerging Risk research program delivers actionable data to our industry supporters. Results are provided on an ongoing basis and built off the foundation of original, peer‐reviewed research.

Research Topic Scope and Results
Climate Change - Tornado, Wind and Hail
  • Quantify the “New Normal” of tornado, hail and thunderstorm wind risk in the US and Canada
  • Understand the shifting patterns of risk related to these severe storms across North America
  • Determine whether these perils are exhibiting different frequency or severity than in the past
  • Examine whether there is evidence of local influences on storm occurrence within different parts of a city
  • Currently in progress
Power outages from solar storms

The Emerging Risk research program is managed by Verisk ClimateTM and works closely with AER scientists to develop actionable data through original research that is conducted in-house, leveraging its extensive data warehouses and broad range of scientific experts.

Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) has over 30 years of climate, remote sensing and environment experience. Our scientists have been publishing peer-reviewed analysis and contributing to government and industry initiatives for more than 33 years. AER is a division of Verisk Climate.

Among our staff of more than 150 professionals, more than half are scientists globally recognized for being at the forefront of their scientific fields. Over 85 have Ph.D.’s or advanced degrees. AER's expertise in climate change, meteorology, remote sensing, hydrology, oceanography, space, defense and atmospheric and environmental science, means the company's scientists collaborate closely with experts in government, universities and research laboratories.

More information

To join the initiative or to learn more, please contact the market coordinator for the Climate Change: Tornado and Hail research program, Patrick Pollard, using the contact us web form.

Emerging Risk Research Program link on Verisk Climate website.