MPE Wednesday Series, 16th December: a joint event between the ERC Synergy Project “Stochastic Transport in Upper Ocean Dynamics” (STUOD) and EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE CDT)


The purpose of this meeting is to coordinate the expertise of a transdisciplinary groups at the interfaces of mathematics, high precision satellite ocean observations and large-scale scientific computation as well as to ensure professional capacity building and sharing best practices in the early career development in the national/regional ecosystems. 

Format and scope:  

The event’s format will consist of various segments such as speaker talks and several breakout sessions running simultaneously. This structure will yield opportunities for:

  • investigators at an early stage of their career to have discussions with established scientists
  • fostering potential future research collaborations with presenting organisations
  • increase the interactions among related communities
  • a relaxed, friendly and intellectually stimulating discussion forum for the free exchange of ideas for their implementation in a wider community setting
  • excellent networking breaks
  • promoting inter-disciplinary research
  • career mentoring of the next generation of researchers


The event will be starting at 2:00PM and running until 5.00PM with various segments. The call will be open from 1.30PM for organisers/breakout sessions leaders/session chairs (early arrival is optional).  The room will be opened at 1:55PM to all participants. The event’s speakers and breakout sessions leaders will include leading mid-career and senior researchers as well as junior researchers.

Session I

2.00pm – 2.15pm Introductions from the STUOD team members 

2.15pm – 2.30pm Dr Camilla Fiorini (INRIA) on “Higher order schemes in time for the SQG system under location uncertainty”

2.30pm – 2.45pm Dr Nicolas Reul (IFREMER)

2.45pm – 3.00pm Dr Laura Cope (ICL)

3.00pm – 3.10pm Comfort break  

Breakout sessions I

3.10pm – 3.20pm Breakout sessions

3.20pm – 3.25pm Comfort break

3.25pm – 3.35pm Breakout sessions

3.35pm –  3.40pm  Comfort break

Session II

3.35pm – 3.50pm Dr Evgueny Dinvay (INRIA)

3.50pm – 4.05pm Dr Louis Marie (IFREMER)

4.05pm – 4.20pm Dr Prince Romeo Mensah (ICL) on “On the thermal quasi-geostrophic equations”

4.20pm – 4.30pm Comfort break 

Breakout sessions II

4.30pm – 4.40pm Breakout sessions

4.40pm – 4.45pm Comfort break

4.45pm – 4.55pm Breakout sessions

4.55pm –  5pm Concluding remarks 

In addition to the speakers sessions, we will also have several breakout sessions running simultaneously throughout the day. The breakout sessions compromise of the following topics:

1.        Life and work at INRIA: led by Prof Etienne Memin (INRIA)

2.        Life and work at ICL: led by Prof Darryl Holm (ICL)

3.        Life and work at IFREMER: led by Prof Bertrand Chapron (IFREMER)

4.        Effective way to handle Big Data: led by Dr Swapnil Mishra (ICL) and Dr Thomas Mellan (ICL)

5.        Women in Mathematics I: led by Prof Almut Veraart (ICL), Prof Jennifer Scott (University of Reading)

6.        Women in Mathematics II: led Dr Claudia Neves (University of Reading), Dr Heather Battey (ICL)

7.        Early careers in Mathematics I: led by Dr Oana Lang (ICL) and Dr Evgueny Dinvay (INRIA)

8.        Early careers in Mathematics II: led by Dr Camilla Fiorini (INRIA) and Dr Wei Pan (ICL)

9.        Ideas for Jamboree Hackathon: led by Prof Dan Crisan (ICL)

10.        Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years: led by Dr Anna Radomska (ICL)

11.        Sailing the IFREMER Boat: led by Dr Louis Marie (IFREMER)

12.        My Job Interview Experience: led by Dr Noe Lahaye (INRIA) and Dr Prince Romeo Mensah (ICL)

13.        Creative Mathematical Writing:  led by Dr Laura Cope (ICL)


* “Stochastic Transport in Upper Ocean Dynamics” (STUOD) project is the highly prestigious ERC Synergy Grant, led by Imperial College London (ICL), National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automatic Control (INRIA) and the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER).

** Climate change represents an urgent challenge for humanity. Quantifying uncertainty in long‐term climate prediction and estimating the potential strength of extreme meteorological events in the face of global warming are very difficult research questions, with large economic and societal impacts that will only grow in the future. In response to this challenge, Imperial College London and the University of Reading have joined forces to create the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE CDT). Students in the MPE CDT receive cohort-based PhD training in the mathematical and computational techniques needed to understand, predict and quantify risk and uncertainty for extreme weather and climate change.

Video conferencing software:

  • Meeting will be hosted on Zoom.