CliMathNet Conference 2018

The Sixth Annual CliMathNet Conference will be held at Park House, Whiteknights Campus of the University of Reading, from 19th to 21st September 2018. 

The Conference will address the following topics, and each topic has a specialist invited speaker.  We invite contributed talks and posters that relate to these topics.


Conference TopicInvited speaker
Stochastic data driven models U. Parlitz
Data assimilation J. de Wiljes
Prediction and predictability L. Smith
Climate variability and climate change across scales P. Cox
Extreme events S. Hallerberg
Model reduction techniques and parameterisations D. Kondrashov
Geophysical fluid dynamics T. Schneider
Statistical mechanics of climate M. Ghil
Numerical modelling  N. Beisiegel
General circulation of the atmosphere T. Shepherd


N. Glatt-Holtz
Critical transitions B. Eckhardt

Contributed talks:

Participants were invited to submit abstracts for talks or posters related to the conference topics by 15th August 2018 at latest.

Please ensure that the abstracts are a maximum of 500 words, and if any special characters are to be included, please use LaTeX. Abstracts should be submitted via easychair, indicating your preference for an oral presentation or a poster.

Details about how to submit your abstract to can be found here.  If you need any further information, please contact Ruth Harris.


A draft schedule and programme is available from here.

Conference details and Registration:

The Conference is being held at the University of Reading, in the Meadow Suite and Cedars meeting room.

The programme runs from 9:00 on 19th Sept to 16:00 on 21st Sept 2018.

A Conference Dinner will take place on Thursday evening, 20th September 2018 in the Meadow suite.

Accommodation will be available to book for the nights of Tuesday 18th, Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th September at the Cedars Hotel on campus, with breakfast at Eat at the Square on campus.  Please book your accommodation through the University of Reading website.

Registration is open until 5th Sept 2018.

For registration please visit the University of Reading booking site to register and book accommodation.

Registration costs are as follows:

  Cost (£)
Research registration package 180.00
Student registration package 100.00
Plenary speaker package (invitation only) no cost
Optional Conference dinner on 20th September 2018 36.00
Optional Bed and Breakfast accommodation on campus (per night) 71.80

All packages include full day conference package, refreshments and buffet lunch.

Organising committee:

Valerio Lucarini (University of Reading, chair), Peter Ashwin (University of Exeter), Tamas Bodai (University of Reading), Jochen Broecker (University of Reading), Hayley Fowler (University of Newcastle), Melina Freitag (University of Bath), Darryl Holm (Imperial College, London), Tobias Kuna (University of Reading), Claudia Neves (University of Reading), Jennifer Scott (University of Reading), Ted Shepherd (University of Reading), Paul Williams (University of Reading), Colin Cotter (Imperial College, London)

Sponsored by the EPSRC Center for Doctoral Training of the Maths of Planet Earth

Sponsored by Institute of Mathematics and its Applications via the QJMAM Fund for Applied Mathematics 2018.