Workshops on Extremal Trends (WET)

Join us in 2019 and 2020 for two Workshops on Extremal Trends (WET) in weather to discuss the suitability of data and methods for a better understanding of rare and hazardous events in a warming climate.

The most hazardous weather events are by nature rare and one of the greatest challenges for climate researchers is the societal request for information about changes to the frequency and magnitudes of extreme events and consequential risks to communities and the environment in decades to come.


In view of the imminent release of the 2018 UK climate projections (the UKCP18), our first workshop, held in Gregynog from 29 April to 1 May 2019, will provide a forum for discussing the suitability of data and methods to answer questions around future extreme events.

A second workshop will be organised in 2020.


Registration for the 2019 workshop opens soon.

The registration fee of £190 for the 2019 event covers the accommodation for two nights at Gregynog and all meals during the event. We have a limited amount of funding available to support early career researchers. Please email to Kirstin Strokorb at if you require support.


Building a shared understanding of the challenges at hand, elucidating opportunities and fostering working relationships is a major goal of this workshop series. To facilitate the learning and reflection, we will hold our workshops in the heart of the beautiful Welsh countryside at Gregynog, away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

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Dr Kirstin Strokorb


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Marie Ekstrom

Dr Marie Ekström

Research Fellow in Climate Change Impacts

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Professor Owen Jones

Chair in Operational Research

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