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Reference Number EP/Y03533X/1
Title EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Mathematics for our Future Climate: Theory, Data and Simulation
Status Started
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research 10%;
Not Energy Related 90%;
Research Types Training 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Pure Mathematics) 25%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor D Crisan

Imperial College London
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2024
End Date 30 September 2032
Duration 102 months
Total Grant Value £8,809,974
Industrial Sectors Energy; Environment; Financial Services; Information Technologies; Water
Region London
Programme EPSRC Training Grants
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor D Crisan , Mathematics, Imperial College London (99.996%)
  Other Investigator Professor AED Veraart , Mathematics, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor A Naveira Garabato , School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Dr J Broecker , Mathematics and Statistics, University of Reading (0.001%)
Professor JA Scott , Mathematics and Statistics, University of Reading (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , EDF Energy (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Oceanographic Centre, NERC (0.000%)
Project Contact , Australian National University, Australia (0.000%)
Project Contact , Shell International Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , H R Wallingford Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , The Met Office (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Texas at Austin, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Potsdam, Germany (0.000%)
Project Contact , European Space Agency (ESA) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), France (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of New South Wales, Australia (0.000%)
Project Contact , NERC British Antarctic Survey (0.000%)
Project Contact , The Natural History Museum (0.000%)
Project Contact , British Geological Survey (BGS) - NERC (0.000%)
Project Contact , Colorado State University, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Max Planck Institutes (Grouped), Germany (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of British Columbia, Canada (0.000%)
Project Contact , Keio University, Japan (0.000%)
Project Contact , HP Inc, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Centre for Atmospheric Science (0.000%)
Project Contact , Brown University (0.000%)
Project Contact , European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (0.000%)
Project Contact , Amigo Climate (0.000%)
Project Contact , CCell Renewables Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Capital Fund Management (0.000%)
Project Contact , Changing Planet Solutions (0.000%)
Project Contact , Deutscher Wetterdienst (0.000%)
Project Contact , French Inst for Ocean Science IFREMER (0.000%)
Project Contact , Gran Sasso Science Institute (0.000%)
Project Contact , INRIA (Rennes) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Inst for Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia (0.000%)
Project Contact , Institute for Environmental Analytics (0.000%)
Project Contact , LSCE - IPSL-CNRS CEA Saclay (0.000%)
Project Contact , Martingale Foundation (0.000%)
Project Contact , Moody's RMS (0.000%)
Project Contact , Nat Oceanic and Atmos Admin NOAA (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Centre for Earth Observation (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ocean Data Science Labs Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , The Anglian Water@One Alliance (0.000%)
Project Contact , University Carlos III of Madrid (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Grenoble 1 (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Rome II (Tor Vergata) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Verisk Analytics Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Wave Mining Solutions Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst (0.000%)
Project Contact , XTX Markets (0.000%)
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Abstract Global climate change threatens our future. Urgent societal action is demanded. However, crucial uncertainties regarding the future climate still need to be addressed. Extreme climate events are wreaking enormous environmental, societal, and economic tolls and they are becoming increasingly common and intense. The huge number of uncertainties related to our future climate combine with the sensitivity of the Earth's climate system to create extremely demanding challenges. Extending our understanding for deriving effective solutions demands interdisciplinary collaboration to determine the dominant factors in climate change. Currently, there is a lack of highly qualified mathematicians with the necessary training and experience to address the diverse problems and urgent challenges posed by climate change using computational and data-driven research.Our Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) will train new cohorts of PhD students and build a scientific community to address the grand mathematical challenges raised by the significant levels of uncertainty in our future climate. The mission of our CDT will be to prepare graduates with strong mathematics, physics and engineering backgrounds to apply their skills in mathematical modelling, scientific computing, statistics and machine learning to key climate-related problems in oceanic, atmospheric and engineering contexts. By bringing together leading experts from Imperial College London, the University of Reading and the University of Southampton along with a wide range of external partners, our CDT will be uniquely placed to equip future mathematicians with the tools required to address global climate uncertainties.Our CDT will achieve its goals by developing the mathematics and its applications that are required to understand, better predict and, ultimately, respond to impending changes in the Earth's climate and the associated risks. A particular emphasis will be the creation of a vibrant environment to integrate strong cross-disciplinary engagement and collaboration, both within and between cohorts and disciplines, in advancing the range of scientific techniques, fundamental theories, approaches and applications. This will include engaging with academics, government organisations, industry and the public. As a result, the development of outstanding skills in mathematics and science communication will be a priority. The collaborative and peer-to-peer interactions will help develop the complementary techniques and approaches that will underpin essential technical research and innovation and will be coupled with exciting opportunities to discover and advance fundamental mathematics to provide practical solutions in climate science and beyond. Our CDT will act as a seed for growing the capability and capacity to inform decisions and efforts related to climate change on a rapid timescale. The technical focus of our CDT will be enhanced by activities to appreciate the social, political and economic dimensions of societal response to climate change. Furthermore, sustained efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change will be required during the coming decades. For this reason, along with building a professional community of graduates, the CDT will invest in imaginative outreach programmes involving school pupils and undergraduates, building on opportunities through the institutions partnering with the CDT, including the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, the National Oceanography Centre, the National Centre for Earth Observations, the UK Meteorological Office, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, and the Natural History Museum
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