The Workshop on Risk Analysis for Extremes in the Earth System will be held at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in Berkeley, CA on July 22-24, 2019. This workshop will serve two complementary purposes. The first is to introduce graduate students, as well as others wishing to enter into the area of extreme value analysis, to the techniques and challenges that are unique to studying rare events. The second is to provide a venue for statisticians and Earth scientists to share ideas and facilitate collaboration aimed at understanding rare, high-impact events in the Earth system.
The first day of the workshop will feature a pair of short courses, one on contemporary advances in statistical analysis of extreme events, and the second on using the NIMBLE and climextRemes software for data analysis. The following two days will feature research talks on statistical methodology and applications related to extremes, as well as talks on the science and impacts of extreme events in the Earth system. These talks will include several by researchers in both statistics and fields related to Earth science. Finally, there will be a poster session the evening of Tues., July 23.