Dartington Workshop on Tipping Points in the Earth System

Dartington Hall, Devon, UK

Dartington Hall, Devon, UK

The event will take place at Dartington Hall, near Totnes in Devon, UK (http://www.dartington.org). There is a linked event on Monday the University of Exeter (NB separate sign up-https://global-tipping-points.org/).
Peter Ashwin (University of Exeter), Helle Astrid Kjær (Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen), Denis-Didier Rousseau (CNRS, Geosciences Montpellier, University of Montpellier), Niklas Boers, Peter Ditlevsen, Julian Newman (University of Exeter)

We are excited to hold a TiPES Workshop and General Assembly for 2022, where we plan fruitful discussions about the project's progress towards its objectives (https://www.tipes.dk/). We welcome members of the associated researcher training network CriticalEarth (https://www.criticalearth.eu/) to participate.

The TiPES meeting will run from evening of Monday 12th to Friday 16th of September 2022, in person at Dartington Hall, near Totnes, Devon, UK.

In addition, on Monday afternoon there is the opportunity to join sessions of the meeting "Tipping Points-from Climate crisis to positive transformation"  organized by the Earth Commission (NB you must separately sign up for the first day of this meeting here). On Monday evening we will provide bus transport from Exeter to the beautiful surroundings at Dartington Hall for talks and discussion oriented around the TiPES objectives. We look forward to welcome all TiPES partners for a fruitful and interactive meeting; several members of our advisory board will also be present.

Registration: You must sign up for the conference here: https://store.exeter.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/college-of-engineering-mathematics-and-physical-sciences/conferences/dartington-workshop-on-tipping-points-in-the-earth-system-sept-2022

Travel: Note that there is parking on site (for a fee), and there are fast direct trains from London Paddington and connections from Heathrow, Bristol, Exeter and Newquay Airports. Dartington Hall is about 40 minutes walk or 5 minutes taxi ride from Totnes railway station. We recommend booking trains in advance where possible, and note that two single tickets are often cheaper than a return. Note that the main station in Exeter is called Exeter St David's. If you arrive at Heathrow, the fastest (and cheapest) option is to get a train ticket via Hayes & Harlington and Reading rather than London Paddington. The "SW falcon" buses are a good way to get from Bristol Airport to Exeter, or you can take "Bristol airport flyer" to Bristol Temple Meads and the train from there. The Exeter meeting takes place on the main (Streatham) campus.

RAIL STRIKES: Note there will be UK national rail strikes on 15th and 17th September. If you plan to travel on one of these days, you may find it useful to make alternative arrangements, for example to travel via National Express which has direct buses from Totnes to London https://www.nationalexpress.com/en  The rail strikes have been called off! 

Accommodation: We hope to accommodate most delegates at Dartington Hall, though there is also the option to join as a day delegate. However, accommodation is limited and so early sign up is recommended. If you arrive on Sunday 11th Sept you should book accommodation independently in Exeter. There is an option to stay Friday night at Dartington Hall.

NB! Dartington is now full, so please if you have not yet registered arrange for your own accomodation. We have some recommendations for alternative accommodation from Dartington Hall - ask us if you want this.

Conference dinner: We plan a Wednesday afternoon excursion followed by a conference dinner in the evening.

Guests: We have a limited number of spaces for those who want to bring a guest to share your room in the accommodation. This is available as bed and breakfast for a small additional charge that is paid directly to Dartington Hall.

This event has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement 820970  (TiPES) and by the UK EPSRC under grant EP/T018178/1.

Helle Astrid Kjær