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Mathematics for Climate Network

7th November 2016
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Workshop: The influence of weather and climate variability on water resources management | PhD studentship at the University of Exeter | SIAM-MPE Workshop: Emerging Applications of Data Assimilation in the Geosciences | ReCoVER Funding Calls | Subscription Details

Workshop: The influence of weather and climate variability on water resources management (Back to Top)

When: 23rd January (pm) and 24th January (am) 2017
Where: Exeter

This is a joint workshop organised by the EPSRC networks ReCoVER (Research in Change of Variability and Environmental Risk; and BRIM (Building Resilience into Risk Management; The organisers are Peter Ashwin (Exeter) and Guangtao Fu (Exeter).

The aim of the workshop is to explore how weather/climate variability will shape water resources management in the long term and identify themes for research that could help develop management strategies to better cope with the variability in means and extremes. For example, we will explore some of the challenges that arise from:
• Understanding weather/climate variability and climatic risk on water resources management.
• Relations between weather variability and fluctuations in water supply capacity and water demand.
• Longer-term challenges of climate change on meeting water demand.
• Developing and using climate forecasts for water infrastructure planning and management.
• Developing resilient water supply to weather/climate variability.

We plan to have a number of presentations from researchers that will raise particular research problems, and follow this by a workshop-style meeting where participants will be encouraged to engage across disciplinary boundaries.

We plan for the meeting to include approximately 20 participants. This will be a mixture of water engineers, climate scientists, computer scientists, mathematicians and statisticians, including participants associated with the EPSRC- networks CliMathNet, ReCoVER, and BRIM, but participants from outside of these networks are very welcome.

Costs: We are able to offer funding for the meeting, meals and overnight stay for up to 20 people as well as reasonable UK travel costs for speakers.

Funding: The networks ReCoVER and BRIM will offer participants the opportunity to apply for feasibility funding to follow up ideas from the workshop.

Please complete the form at this website below to express your interest in attending this workshop by 30th November 2016:


PhD studentship at the University of Exeter (Back to Top)

Statistical Post-Processing of Forecast Ensembles

Exeter Climate Systems (XCS)
College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences University of Exeter, UK

We are inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship.

"Statistical post-processing of ensemble forecasts of extreme weather events"

This project is funded as a NERC Industrial CASE Studentship with the Met Office as CASE partner; it is not in competition with other PhD projects at the University of Exeter.

Candidates should have an interest in the application of mathematics and statistics to problems in weather and climate science; prior knowledge in numerical weather prediction and statistical post-processing is not necessary.

Main supervisor: Dr Frank Kwasniok (University of Exeter)
Co-supervisors: Dr Chris Ferro (University of Exeter)
Prof Jonathan Rougier (University of Bristol)
Dr Gavin Evans (Met Office)

Start date: This studentship is available immediately and needs to
start by March 2017.

Duration: Four years

Application deadline: Sunday 13 November 2016

All information can be found at:

Enquiries: Dr Frank Kwasniok ([log in to unmask])


SIAM-MPE Workshop: Emerging Applications of Data Assimilation in the Geosciences (Back to Top)

"Emerging Applications of Data Assimilation in the Geosciences"

taking place at the Lorentz Center in Leiden, the Netherlands, from 13 Mar - 17 Mar 2017.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together experts on data assimilation, Bayesian statistics, seismology, and (paleo-)climatology to exchange knowledge, suggest new data-assimilation methods suitable for applications in each field, and to stimulate future collaborations. We especially encourage PhD. students to participate.

Registration is free and includes a welcome reception and a conference dinner. The number of participants is limited to 55. You will be notified whether your registration is accepted no later than January 2017.

For more information, the (preliminary) program, and registration, see:


ReCoVER Funding Calls (Back to Top)

Outreach Funding:

Outreach funding is available from ReCoVER for activities that highlight research within the ReCoVER remit to the general public or to end users. Funding of up to £1k is available for actitivies of up to 3 months and can include travel and subsistence expenses, venue hire, consumables for user engagement, equipment expenses, refreshments and PhD student and postgrad time.

Mini-Project or Meeting Fund:

Funding is available from ReCoVER to support researchers who wish to organise a small collaborative visit or a small meeting. Funding is up to £2K and for up to 1 month and can be used for travel and subsistence and consumable expenses.


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