Member Spotlight: KatRisk
Dag, what is your background and why did you found KatRisk?
I originally studied physics and conducted my PhD in climate science – specifically on how to combine hydrology with climate and weather prediction models. I worked at Princeton University for a few years and then for various US government weather and environment agencies. I then realised that neither academia nor government was my future; I wanted something more entrepreneurial.
I worked for RMS where I built continental-scale models for Germany and the UK, as well as simulation methodologies. After almost eight years, I left the company to build something of my own with two former colleagues and friends. We created KatRisk due to the opportunities we saw in the market – at the time, there was a lack of high-quality global flood models.