APPLY NOW: Mathematics of Planet Earth CDT/Met Office one week Summer Course


Date: 25 to 29 June 2018.

Applications are invited from PhD students to attend a one week course  on ‘Data-intensive weather and climate science’. The course, which will be held at the Met Office in Exeter, is being run by the MPE CDT and the Met Office
The course will be attended by the MPE CDT students who are at the end of the third year of their 4-year programme. In addition, we have a number of places available for external students for which we are now seeking applications.

The principal speaker will be Professor Wilco Hazeleger from the Netherlands eScience Centre

Professor Hazelerger will give a lecture each day incorporating the following topics:
• Climate Science in the big data era
• Analytics in climate research
• Computing and climate research
• Open science and climate research

There will also be invited lectures by the following eminent speakers:

Bryan Lawrence, University of Reading (big data in climate science)
Richard Everson, University of Exeter (machine learning)
David Wallom, Oxford University (digital infrastructures)
Rachel Prudden, Met Office (infrastructure in climate science)
Neil Chue Hong, University of Edinburgh (research software)

In the afternoons, there will be supervised hands on lab sessions, allowing students to employ the material from the lectures, applying open science practices with software and data carpentry.

The number of places available to non MPE CDT students is strictly limited to 10.  These will be allocated to eligible students on a first come, first served basis. The closing date for applications is 10 June 2018.

There is no fee to attend but all students will be responsible for funding and booking their own travel and accommodation.

To apply, please send an email to Sam Williams (  giving brief details of your PhD topic together with a statement from you and your supervisor explaining how you would benefit from attending this summer course.