Virtual Emergent Constraints and Tipping Points Workshop (23-26 November 2020)

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Emergent Constraints and Tipping Points Workshop

European projects 4C, CRESCENDO and ECCLES sponsor a set of virtual workshops on Emergent Constraints (16:00-19:00 GMT, 23rd-24th November) and Tipping Points (14:00-17:00 GMT, 25th-26th November).

These collaborative workshops bring together Climate Scientists, Mathematicians and Ecologists to answer key questions around the relationships between the variability and sensitivity of the Earth System and its subcomponents.

The first workshop will discuss proposed emergent constraints on future projections, many of which are based-on assumed relationships between sensitivity and variability.

The second workshop will examine potential climate tipping points, in both observational data and climate model projections. A key issue will be to discuss possible precursors of tipping points, which are also related to changes in system sensitivity and variability.

The aim of these workshops is to identify research priorities for new work on climate tipping points and emergent constraints, and to promote cross-fertilization of mathematical ideas between these two important emerging topics in climate science.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Emergent Constraints (16:00-19:00 GMT, 23rd - 24th November)

  • Peter Caldwell (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
  • Femke Nijsse (University of Exeter)

Tipping Points (14:00-17:00 GMT, 25th - 26th November) 

  • Peter Ditlevsen (University of Copenhagen)
  • Ulrike Feudel (University of Oldenburg)
  • Tim Lenton (University of Exeter)
  • Marten Scheffer (Wageningen University)

If you are interested in attending the Emergent Constraints and/or Tipping Points workshops,  register at: