Below is a list of projects currently supported by RECoVER. In due course we will publish more details of the projects via the CliMathNet newsletter.

Pilot Studies

Lead Applicant

Co Applicant(s)


Jean-Francois Mercure (University of Cambridge)

Charlie Wilson (University of East Anglia)

Modelling heterogeneous consumer behaviour and diverse policy levers in global IAMs: proof of concept.

Hywel Williams (University of Exeter)


A social observatory for climate change.

Tamsin Edwards (Open University)

Philip Holden (Open University)

Neil Edwards (Open University)

Quantifying Uncertainty in ANTarctic Ice Sheet instability (QUAntIS).

Yue-Kin Tsang (University of Exeter)

Geoffrey Vallis (University of Exeter)

Jacques Vanneste (University of Edinburgh)

Rainfall variability in a changing climate: stochastic versus deterministic dynamics.

Tim Lenton (University of Exeter)

Andrew Jarvis (Lancaster University)

Daniel Williamson (University of Exeter)

Assessing the value of climate tipping point early warning investments.

Neil Edwards (Open University)

Hector Pollitt (Cambridge Econometrics)

Jean-Francois Mercure (University of Cambridge)

Peter Ashwin (University of Exeter)

Spatio-temporal dynamics of damage functions in IAMs.

Serge Guillas (University College London)

Kai-Lan Change (University College London)

Chris Brierley (University College London)

Accelerated climate model emulation to capture uncertainties in modelling of future climate.

Lenny Smith (London School of Economics)


Gauging Limitations of Imperfect Model Prediction with Sculpted Ensembles (GLIMPSE).

Tim Palmer (University of Oxford)

Peter Ashwin (University of Exeter)

Fenwick Cooper (University of Oxford)

Peter Duben (University of Oxford)

Optimal use of reduced precision hardware in weather and climate models.

Robin Williams (University of Exeter)

Christopher Ferro (University of Exeter)

Frank Kwasniok (University of Exeter)

New statistical methods for calibrating ensemble forecasts of extreme weather events.

James Dyke (University of Southampton)
 David Armstrong-McKay (University of Southampton)

John Alfred Dearing (University of Southampton)

C Patrick Doncaster (University of Southampton)

Rong Wang (Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Agent-based models for the anakysis of early warning signals of ecosystem tipping points.
Jemma Shipton (Imperial College, London)
Colin Cotter (Imperial College, London)

Beth Wingate (University of Exeter)

Daniel Ruprecht (University of Leeds)
Time-Parallel methods for climate models: Pilot Study
Ryan Hossaini (Lancaster University)
Richard Hyde (Lancaster University)

Amber Leeson (Lancaster University)
Advances Data Clustering for Climate Science Applications: A Pilot Study
Stefan Siegert (University of Exeter)

Fast Statistical Influence for Climate Projections with INLA

Embedded Research

Lead Applicant

Co Applicant(s)


Claudie Beaulieu (University of Southampton)

Thomas Froelicher (Environmental Physica, ETH Zurich)

Investigating changes in intra annual climate variability.

Philip Holden (Open University)


Bayesian User-friendly Multi-Proxy Environmental Reconstructions (BUMPER).

Indrani Roy (University of Exeter)
Indian Summer Monsoon Variability: Relative Roles of Anthropogenic signals, Volcanic Eruptions, and the Solar Cycle.

Beth Wingate (University of Exeter)
Adam Peddle (University of Exeter)
Further Convergence Proofs for Time-Parallel Numerical Methods
Maryam Ilyas (UCL)
 Extensions of the Multi-Resolution Lattice Kriging

Early Career Researcher

Lead Applicant

Co Applicant(s)


David Armstrong McKay (University of Southampton)

Prof. Toby Tyrrell & Dr. James G. Dyke (University of Southampton). Prof. Tim Lenton (University of Exeter)

Can early warning signals be reliably detected in the Cenozoic palaeoclimate record?

Paul Ritchie (University of Exeter)
  Rate-induced tipping theory put into practice
Lorna Wilson (University of Bath)
  Resilience of Cocoa Farming to Climate Variation

Miniproject or Meeting Fund

Lead Applicant

Co Applicant(s)


Peter Ashwin (University of Exeter)

Charles D Camp (California Polytechnic State University)

Short collaborative visit.

Stefan Reis (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Edinburgh)

Gavin Pereira (Curtin University)

Health effects of human exposure to ambient air pollution.

Tamsin Edwards (Open University)
  EGU 2017 conference in Vienna: Quantifying uncertainty in ice sheet models based on results from ReCoVER feasibility study “Quantis”. 

Xiandong Ma (Lancaster University)

Data driven tools for wind energy management decision support 
Bernd Eggen (Public Health England)
 Participation in WHO Conference on Health and Climate 2016, Paris;
Launch of WHO UNFCCC Climate and Health Country Profile – UK
Yihua Hu (University of Liverpool)
 Non-uniform aging large PV array for efficiency improvement
Mark Williamson (University of Exeter)
Tim Palmer (University of Oxford)
Exploratory collaborative visit
Mat Collins (University of Exeter)
Ashwin Seshadri (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India)
Models for diagnosis of changes in Monsoon Kinetic Energy Generation during El Niño events
Frank Kwasniok (University of Exeter)
 Short collaborative visit
David Armstrong McKay (University of Southampton)
Tim Lenton (University of Exeter)
Attendance of PAGES-OSM-2017 to preset ReCoVER funded research on 'Reduced Earth System Resilience across the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum'
 Yue-kin Tsang (University of Exeter)
 British Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Alexander Archibald (University of Cambridge)
Paul Rimmer (University of Cambridge)
Climate Science, Atmospheres and Life: from the Earth and Beyond
Theodoros Mathikolonis (UCL)
Jeremy Bricker (TU Delft)

Serge Guillas (UCL)
 Efficient Storm Surge Hazard Assessments with Sequential Surrogate-based Optimization
 Hans Vandierendonck (Queens University, Belfast)
Willem Deconinck (ECMWF)
Modeling Stencil Codes after Graph Analytics

Outreach projects

Lead Applicant

Co Applicant(s)


Hannah Christensen (University of Oxford)

Cat Hayer (University of Oxford)

Commanding Curiosity

Simon Clarke (University of Exeter)

Crash Course Cryosphere

David Armstrong McKay (University of Southampton)
 James Dyke and Toby Tyrrell (University of Southampton)
 The Point of No Return? An Interactive Stall and Website Starting Conversations on Climate Tipping Points
Andrew Hogg (University of Bristol)
 Mark Woodhouse (University of Bristol)
 Ash and Aviation
Colin Cotter (Imperial College London)
 Mathematics of Planet Earth, Centre for Doctoral Training: Schools Science Competition 2017

Updated September 2017