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Workshop on Extremal Trends in Weather (WET Weather) 2019

Calendar Dydd Llun 29 Ebrill 2019, 15:30-Dydd Mercher 1 Mai 2019, 13:30

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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 new release of the 2018 UK climate projections (the UKCP18), our first workshop will provide a forum for discussing the suitability of data and methods to answer questions around future extreme events.

Confirmed speakers 2019

  • Simon Brown (Lead Scientist and Climate Extremes Research Manager at the UK Met Office)
  • Hayley Fowler (Professor of Climate Change Impacts, Newcastle University)
  • Philippe Naveau (Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement, FR)
  • David Stephenson (Director of the Exeter Climate Systems (XCS) research centre)
  • Jonathan Tawn (Director of STOR-i, Lancaster, UK)
  • Chen Zhou (Erasmus University of Rotterdam/De Nederlandsche Bank)


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 Kirstin Strokorb at strokorbk@cardiff.ac.uk if you require support.

Travel information

Via public transport

The closest airport is Birmingham International. There are regular trains from Birmingham International and other UK cities to Newtown (Wales). More information is available on the Great Western Railway website. Ahead of the meeting, we will enquire about your arrival time at the station so that we can arrange to pick you up from there.

By car

Instructions are available on Gregynog's website.

Further information

For further information on this event and our 2020 workshop, please visit the Water Research Institute.

Gregynog Hall
Gregynog Hall
SY16 3PL

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