Aeolus Capital Management Ltd. (“Aeolus“) and the State University of New York (“SUNY”) at Albany Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences today announced the launch of a research collaboration.
The hurricane-focused study, led by Dr. Pete Dailey, Head of Research at Aeolus and a renowned expert in climate catastrophe model development and analytics, will be a quantitative study aiming to better understand the leading indicators of hurricane development and tracking. The research will be specifically looking at the medium-termtime horizon (the period between short-term weather forecasts (days) and climate projections (several months/years).
Dr. Pete Dailey said, “We are excited to launch this research partnership with Dr. Robert Fovell and other faculty and graduate students at the University at Albany. By applying machine-learning techniques such as Self-Organizing Maps (“SOMs”) to hurricane data, the goal is to identify weather and climate patterns that signal risk before hurricanes strike. The insights we hope to take away from this study should advance our scientific understanding of hurricane risk and, ultimately, lead to better portfolio management decisions.”
Dr. Robert Fovell, Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences stated, “This is an important study into hurricane risk projections that looks to bridge the gap between short-term weather forecasts with lead times of a few days and medium-term climate projections with lead times of several months, with a specific focus on landfalling hurricanes. We look forward to our partnership with Aeolus to help improve our understanding of hurricane formation and movement.”
About Aeolus Capital Management Ltd.
Aeolus Capital Management Ltd. is a specialist manager of reinsurance risk, focused on providing bespoke risk solutions to counterparties while seeking attractive, non-correlated returns for investors. Based in Bermuda, Aeolus is one of the world’s largest managers of natural catastrophe risk. Aeolus has over 15 years of industry leadership in providing innovative capital and risk solutions to investors, counterparties and brokers.
About SUNY Albany
The State University of New York at Albany, commonly referred to as the University at Albany, UAlbany or SUNY Albany, is the premier public research university in New York’s Capital Region.
SUNY Albany offers more than 120 undergraduate majors and minors and 125 master’s, doctoral and graduate certificate programs. SUNY Albany is a leader among all New York State colleges and universities in such diverse fields as atmospheric and environmental sciences, business, public health, health sciences, criminal justice, emergency preparedness, engineering and applied sciences, informatics, public administration, social welfare and sociology. It also offers expanded academic and research opportunities for students through an affliation with Albany Law School.