The Azimuth Project

This is a list of conferences interesting to scientists and engineers working on environmental sustainability, climate change and the like.

Let’s make this list in reverse chronological order, with links to conference webpages when possible, and also reports on the conferences when possible. Try to follow the format here:

Will cover a lot of application areas relevant to Azimuth; Computational fluid dynamics, Computational geophysics, Geomechanics and rock mechanics,Computational hydrology, Subsurface modeling, Biomechanics, Computational chemistry, Climate and weather modeling, Wave propagation,Acoustics, Stochastic differential equations, and Uncertainty quantification.

This conference is about the construction and use of mathematical models of the climate system. The conference will focus on three related topics:

  1. the extraction of mathematical models from climate data and climate-model output (homogenisation, stochastic model reduction, bistability and metastable states, low frequency variability, data-driven coarse-graining, set-oriented methods, trend identification, time-series analysis);

  2. reduced models and their dynamics (linear response theory, bifurcations, extreme events, uncertainty);

  3. testing hypotheses about the climate system using statistical frameworks (emulators, Bayesian methods, nonparametric methods, equitability).

The speakers in this minisymposium will highlight some interesting mathematical problems that have come from climate science and can be addressed with techniques developed in the dynamical systems community.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together biologists studying ocean and polar ecologies; oceanographers, biogeochemists, and climate scientists studying the changing physical habitats; and mathematicians with ecological and physical expertise. The interactions between ocean ecological systems and their physical environments may dramatically impact both marine biodiversity and the planetary response to the changing atmosphere. The types of mathematics used to model ecological and physical processes are typically quite different. The team organizing this workshop anticipates interesting new mathematical challenges arising from combining these different approaches. The workshop will focus on two main themes:

  1. polar and sea ice ecologies;

  2. phytoplankton and the carbon cycle.

Climate modeling and data assimilation are among the themes of this conference, which is aimed at starting communication between mathematicians who develop dynamical systems techniques and the applied scientists who use them.