Climate changes represent one of the greatest environmental, social and economic challenges facing the planet. Statistical methods and models play a key role in the study of climate change. Important advances have been made in the development and application of both frequentist and Bayesian statistical approaches. However recent developments concerning both, data collection and hypotheses for investigation, require innovative approaches. This workshop aims to bring statisticians and climatologists together to talk about new statistical methodologies devoted to the study of climate change.

In order to make all the participants aware of what statisticians can do to provide solution to some climatic and meteorological problems, the speakers of the inaugural session are experts in climate change and meteorology.

During the following sessions, the workshop will focus on subject where statistics can play a bigger role. In particular, there will sessions on statistical model for climate, statistical downscaling and spatial statistics, extreme values theory and climate, dendrochronology and paleoclimatology.