Past Earth Network Workshop: Assessing Palaeoclimate Uncertainty

Dear colleague,

The Past Earth Network (PEN) is an EPSRC-funded network
(, which aims to improve collaboration between
paleoclimatologists and statisticians. We will be holding a PEN workshop
on 'Assessing Palaeoclimate Uncertainty' in conjunction with the
Environmental Statistics Section of the Royal Statistical Society at
Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, between the 24th and 26th August 2016.

The science of paleoclimate is evidently a challenging area for
statisticians: measurement error, proxy calibration error, timescale
uncertainties, serial dependence, non-Gaussian distributions, sparseness
of data in space-time. Yet it is essential for understanding how the
climate has behaved in the past. This workshop aims to develop
collaborative projects between the statistics and paleoclimate
communities. The programme will be a combination of lectures and
discussion sessions, which we hope will generate new ideas for

The PEN will heavily subsidise the cost of attendance (meals and
accommodation at Sydney Sussex)---remaining is a registration fee of
just 80 GBP.

For more details, please see

Best wishes,

Richard Wilkinson
Louise Sime
Manfred Mudelsee


N.B.  Charles David Camp (an MCRN Founding Principal Investigator) and Peter Ditlevsen are scheduled speakers.


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