January 4, 2015 - January 8, 2015
American Meteorological Society - Phoenix, AZ

AER scientists and software engineers will author and/or coauthor 18 oral and poster presentations at the 2015 American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting. In addition to many of the interesting topics for the AGU conference, AER papers at the AMS meeting will describe key findings on the following subjects:

December 15, 2014 - December 19, 2014
American Geophysical Union - San Francisco, CA

AER scientists and software engineers will author and/or coauthor a total of 24 oral and poster presentations on cutting-edge environmental research at the 2014 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. The AER papers represent a broad set of key research undertakings in the environmental sciences, including important advances in:

February 2, 2014 - February 6, 2014
AMS Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia

AER is proud that our scientists have been confirmed to present their research on a wide range of topics at AMS Annual Meeting. In all, 17 AER scientists contributed to 7 research studies in science categories ranging from operational environmental satellite systems to land surface processes to space weather. Read more...

The AMS Annual Meeting theme is "Extreme Weather—Climate and the Built Environment: New Perspectives Opportunities, and Tools".


December 9, 2013 - December 13, 2013
American Geophysical Union (AGU)

AER is proud that 10 of our scientists have been confirmed to present their research on a wide range of topics at AGU. In all, 33 AER scientists contributed to 28 research studies in 7 science categories ranging from greenhouse gases to land surface processes to space weather. Read more...

September 17, 2013
Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar, Boston

How climate change will affect society is a complex question, and the answer depends on the temporal and spatial scales over which one is concerned, the entities of interest, judgment criteria, and the desired level of certainty. Assessing the potential impacts of climate change on insurance is similarly complex. In addition, climate change—given its potential for systemic impact—can dramatically alter the risk management landscape.

September 11, 2013 - September 12, 2013
Supply Chain Insights Global Summit, Phoenix AZ

Supply Chain Insights event link:

How does climate change affect the role of suppliers in the global supply chain? Gain an understanding of how risk management is factoring into supply chain decision making.


  • Mickey North Rizza, Vice President of Strategic  Services, BravoSolution
  • Kyle Beatty, CCM, Senior Vice President, AER
September 9, 2013
Chief Claims Officer Summit

Climate Changes: Is There a New Normal Affecting Insurance Claims.

Nicole Homeier, PhD, Senior Scientist and Director of Product Innovation at AER discusses whether there is a "new normal" of  weather, climate and environmental events affecting insurance claims. What are the trends telling us? How can carriers provide improved response and services to policyholders for these perils?

The Chief Claims Officer Summit coincides with the CLM Claims College in Philadelphia.

July 16, 2013 - July 17, 2013
The Geneva Association, M.O.R.E. 27 Seminar, Berlin

At the request of Lloyd's of London, Kyle Beatty will explain the science behind solar activities and storms and AER’s recent science research on the risk of space weather to businesses and communities around the globe.

The state-of-the-science discussion is the first workshop of The Geneva Association's M.O.R.E. 27 Seminar: GROUND EFFECTS OF SOLAR STORMS: Impact on terrestrial infrastructure and adaption measures.

June 24, 2013
Verisk Insurance Solutions 2013 Risk Symposium, London, UK

June 24, 2013
Verisk Insurance Solutions 2013 Risk Symposium, London, UK

From nanotechnology and cyber security to climate change and regulatory updates, emerging risks present opportunities for the insurance industry to offer new products that were not possible a decade or more ago.

June 19, 2013 - June 21, 2013
American Claims Event (ACE), Austin, Texas

In an effort to reduce loss ratios and realize operational efficiencies, carriers are beginning to integrate claims estimation tools, satellite image analysis, weather and climate data and emergency management inputs.  In this session, Hartford Steam Boiler and Atmospheric and Environmental Research examine the factors that impacted New York and New Jersey's critical infrastructure, including electrical substations, during Superstorm Sandy.

June 17, 2013
Webinar (20 minutes)

Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and recent winter storms, like the Blizzard of 2013, demonstrated that blackouts are not only an inconvenience, they’re also a material source of risk for commercial insurers. This session will discuss both the weather’s influence on blackout risk and the long-duration blackout potential in the United States.

May 20, 2013

Brenda Kelly, AER's Vice President of Products and Marketing, and Jason Taylor, Xactware's Assistant Vice President of Business Developmen, are speaking on Innovations in Catastrophe Claims Analytics: Combining Weather Analytics with Claims Data as a Verisk Insurance Solutions Monday Webinar Seminar series.

May 20, 2013 - May 21, 2013
The US Capitol Building, US Congress, Washington D.C.

AER will speak at the Electric Infrastructure Security Summit (EISS) at the US Capitol.

At the request of Lloyds of London, Kyle Beatty is a delegate speaking on AER’s leading work on the risk of space weather to electric power infrastructure and the need for a more comprehensive assessment of service interruption risks to infrastructure.

May 1, 2013 - May 3, 2013
2013 AIR Client Conference - Atlanta, GA
Electrical grid blackouts are not only an inconvenience, they are a material source of risk for commercial insurers. Blackouts result in covered losses to business interruption and other time element exposures, result in damage to contents when voltage spikes occur and can result in insulated fire losses when unattended systems come back on line. The discussion continues with the effects of geomagnetic disturbances on the North American electrical grid.
April 22, 2013

AER's William Ramstrom, Scientist and Manager for the AER Benchmark and AER Respond solutions, will discuss the approaches for decision-making used by industry leaders in Preparing for The Upcoming Hurricane Season: Optimizing Decision Tools for Claims Response, as part of Verisk Insurance Solutions Monday Webinar Seminar Series.

April 16, 2013 - April 19, 2013
Space Weather Workshop; Boulder, CO

Atmospheric and Environmental Research's (AER) Space Weather research scientists are showcasing their research on geomagnetic disturbances and solar energetic proton flux levels, at this year's Space Weather Workshop in Boulder, Colorado, hosted by NOAA, NASA and UCAR. 

April 15, 2013

AER technical experts, William Ramstrom, Scientist and Manager for the AER Benchmark and AER Respond solutions and Arindam Samanta, PhD, Scientist and AER Manager for the LOCATION Hail Damage Score and FireLine solutions, will be speaking on Identify Preexisting Hail Damage before Underwriting the Policy as part of the Verisk Insurance Solutions Monday Webinar series.

April 7, 2013 - April 9, 2013
Verisk Customer Conference, Champions Gate, Florida


Clients are teaming with AER experts to discuss four topics during the Verisk Customer Conference including CAT claims analytics, trends in wind and hail losses, reducing claims expense through high-res weather maps, and the risk of power outage from space weather.


April 4, 2013
CANE 2013, Sturbridge, MA

Kyle Beatty, Senior Vice President of AER, will be speaking at the Casualty Actuaries of New England (CANE) Spring 2013 Meeting on the Emerging Risk Perspectives Related to Wind/Hail.