Dec 4 – 7, 2023
Dartington Hall, Totnes TQ9 6EL, United Kingdom
Europe/London timezone

The next CriticalEarth Training event will be held near Exeter, UK, at Dartington Hall (Monday morning 4th Dec to Thursday morning 7th Dec 2023). 

Objective: Provide a thorough overview of the scaling results which have been found in the climate system and the possible mechanisms behind this behaviour.

Specific Themes: origins of scaling, power laws, multifractal scaling 

Relevance: Guarantees that the ESRs have adequate knowledge of this new paradigm of climate variability and be able to connect the results to clear climate dynamical processes.

The programme will include the following:

  1. Arrival – (Sunday evening 3rd December 2023)
  2. ESR workshop 4 (EW4)  “Scaling analysis in the climate system” (2 days) (Monday 4th-Tuesday 5th) comprising mini-courses:
    1. Peter Ditlevsen (Copenhagen) "Turbulence and Scaling"
    2. Henrik J Jensen (London) "Complexity and Self-Organized Criticality"
    3. Christian Lessig (Magdeburg) "Machine Learning and Atmospheric Modelling"
  3. David Trads –ESR Communications Workshop Part 2 (Wednesday 6th morning)
  4. Excursion and discussions (Wednesday 6th afternoon)

The training event and workshop are organised by members of the CriticalEarth ITN. 

We have some spaces for external participants on Monday and Tuesday only. If you want to join then you will need to register via this link:

On the Thursday morning there will be a bus transfer to Exeter to join the workshop (W3) “Early warning signals for critical transitions” which runs from midday Thursday 7th to afternoon Friday 8th December 2023. The details of this are available via the following link:

Schedule and details for Thursday/Friday workshop in Exeter.

Dartington Hall, Totnes TQ9 6EL, United Kingdom
Totnes TQ9 6EL, United Kingdom
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Registration, including meals and accommodation in Dartington Hall will need to be reserved and paid for by each participant themselves. You will make your reservation via this web page linked to Exeter Uni. Note:

  • There will be separate registration for accommodation at Dartington Hall on the Sunday night:  and mention you are attending the CriticalEarth event,
  • There will be separate process for registration (and accommodation booking) for the Exeter workshop  on Thursday and Friday. 


If you have questions about registration, please contact Raphael Romer or Ignacio del Amo.

If you have general CriticalEarth questions concerning travel, funding and logistics please contact Eliza Cook (,