We are happy to announce the extension of funding for our research unit SPATE that the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) made public at December 6th, 2019. With this decision, SPATE will run until May 2023 with all subprojects staying in the research unit. We are looking forward to three more years of interesting research on the topic of extreme floods and many challenging new research tasks. By June 2020, some changes in the leadership of the projects will take place, too. We are very happy that our early career researchers take this responsibility and stay in the research unit to further develop their scientific profile.