The conference, entitled “Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences,“ focuses on atmospheric and ocean simulations, the problems of geologic modeling, scientific calculations, model reduction, and model assimilation.
Behrens’ presentation on the role of applied mathematics in early warning systems for Tsunamis especially tapped into current concerns, and was accordingly popular among conference goers. A lively discussion took place among the 400 members of the audience, particularly focusing on the events in Japan and the use of mathematic models in relation to natural catastrophes.
KlimaCampus doctoral students also took part in the conference: Oliver Kunst and Cristóbal Castro presented, while Nicole Beisiegel took advantage of a reception and poster session to present her work on new numeric analyses of storm tide simulations.
“The focus of the conference coincides incredibly well with our work,” said Behrens, “making our time here quite intense, full of stimulating presentations and inspiring private discussions with colleagues from around the world.”