The inaugural CliMathNet conference was held at Exeter University on 1st – 5th July and was attended by STOR-i student Hugo Winter. The aim of the network is to break down barriers between researchers in Mathematical sciences, Statistics and Climate sciences and encourage interaction between the different areas. Within the network there is a desire to inform policy making and provide high quality information to the wider public.
During the week long session there were many talks ranging from climatic tipping points to extreme value theory given by a range of academics and PhD students from across the UK and internationally. A highlight of the week was the chance to visit the Met Office and take a tour around the operations centre. During the conference Hugo gave a talk on drought in southern Africa and won a prize for the best PhD level poster at the conference. The next CliMathNet conference will be held in Leeds in 2014, for more information visit www.climathnet.org.
A link to the prize winning poster can be found at Hugo's personal webpage.