Joint University of Exeter/Met Office

2013 RACEWIN Workshop on European storms

Monday 2 September - Wednesday 4 September 2013


Organisers: David Stephenson 1 , Julia Roberts 2, Theodoros Economou 1, Hazel Thornton, Ruth McDonald 2, Simon Brown2, Chris Ferro 1

1 Exeter Climate Systems, Mathematics Research Institute, University of Exeter

2 Met Office Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research, Exeter

Location Met Office, Exeter, UK
Registration deadline 15 June 2013
Travel dates Participants should plan to arrive by noon of Monday 2nd and leave on the afternoon of Wednesday 4th of September
Participants list The participants list including presentation/poster titles

Workshop objective

The workshop is part of the European WIndstorm Research Network (EUWIRN) the creation of which is an additional deliverable of the RACEWIN project. This workshop aims to:

  • bring together leading climate researchers on European and N. Atlantic extra-tropical cyclones in order to share recent research ideas;
  • develop ideas on how to consolidate and grow activity in this important area of research relevant for Europe.

It is the third installment in a series of 'European storm workshops' funded by AXA. The two previous workshops were: Exeter 2011 and Leeds 2012.

Overview talks on the main issues will be used to set the scene and then on the first two days, there will small thematic breakout working groups to discuss ideas on how to join up research in different areas. Groups will then reconvene on the last day to report back developments and ideas. Poster boards will be available throughout the period around the main room.

Workshop Programme

Here you can find a copy of the programme.


To register please contact Linda McIlwraith as soon as possible and before 15 June 2013, and specify whether you wish to:

  • Give an oral presentation (please provide provisional title)
  • Give a poster presentation (please provide provisional title)
  • Attend without presenting anything

Also provide your:

  • Nationailty
  • Institute

for the appropriate security clearance at the Met Ofiice.

For security reasons participants are required to show their passports upon arrival. Failure to do so could result in entry to the Met Office being refused.

Travelling to/from the workshop:

Local travel whilst at the workshop:

  • Exeter city map
  • National Express - For coach travel from Bristol Airport to Exeter Coach Station.
  • Buses from Honiton Road Park and Ride also provide a convenient way of getting to the Met Office from Exeter city centre (bus every 12 minutes). This map displays the locations in town where the bus can be picked up. The buses take about 15-20 minutes depending on traffic.
  • Local bus route B is another convenient way to get to the Met Office from Exeter city centre.
  • Other local bus routes can viewed using this this site.
  • Gemini Taxi


Please note: while the Holiday Inn Express is very convenient for the Met Office, there are limited places to eat nearby and less regular public transport to/from the city centre in the evening.


Talks, posters and breakout summaries

A pdf copy of each can be found in this zipped file.