


Summary of the
meeting :
The scope of this interdisciplinary meeting (statistics and
geosciences) is to foster new research perspectives between atmospheric
scientists and applied mathematicians around one important geophysical
research topic: data assimilation of extreme events. Mathematically,
the class of models used in data assimilation corresponds to a statespace
formulation in which the state equation drives the dynamics of the system
and the observational equation integrates measurements with the state
variables. Our twoday lecture and twoday workshop aim at taking advantage
of recent developments in the field of Extreme Value Theory within
a statespace modeling and
filtering framework. 
We will
have four invited speakers for these two days:
 Richard Davis (Columbia University) : Extreme Value Theory
 Olivier Cappé (ENST):
Filtering Approaches
 Frédéric
Chevallier (Laboratoire des
Sciences du Climat et de
l'Environnement ): Data Assimilation
 AnneLaure Fougères (
Modélisation Aléatoire
de Paris X): Extreme Value Theory
The detailed programme is the following:
1pm30  3pm : Lecture given by Richard
Davis slide
3pm  3pm30 : Coffee
break
3pm30  5pm : Lecture given by Olivier
Cappé slide
5pm  5pm15 : Break
5pm15  6pm15 : Lecture given by Frédéric
Chevallier slide
9am  10am30 : Lecture given by Richard
Davis slide
10am30  11am: Coffee Break
11am – 0 pm30: Lecture given by Olivier
Cappé slide
0 pm30  2pm: Lunch (sandwitches and drinks)
2pm  3pm30 : Lecture given by AnneLaure
Fougères slide
3pm30  4pm : Coffee break
4pm  5pm30 : Lecture given by Frédéric
Chevallier slide
Invited
speakers
 Eric Blayo (
Université Joseph Fourier and INRIA)
slide
 Marc Bocquet (CEREA/ENPC)
 Dan Cooley (
 Gérald
Desroziers (Météo
 Christian Lantuejoul
(ENSMP)
 Hans
Wackernagel (ENSMP) slide
 Eric Parent (AgroParisTech)
slide
Deadline for submission of abstracts is February 29, 2008.
Information about the acceptance of the contributions will be sent
by March 21,
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There is no registration fee.
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The participants (List
) are expected to have their expenses covered by their home institutions
or from other sources. In case of extreme financial need, the participants
are encouraged to contact guillou@math.ustrasbg.fr for an eventual
financial support.
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Please register via the registration form ***
at your earliest convenience but before April 25, 2008.
The Institute is located on the campus
Esplanade (see the map below), which is near the city
center . It is the number 36 on the map. The exact address
is the following :
Institut de
Recherche en Mathématique
Avancée (IRMA)
7 rue René Descartes
67084
FRANCE
All the talks will be in the IRMA's
conference room situated on the ground floor.
Tuesday and wednesday
, sandwitches, cakes and drinks
will be offered to all the registered participants, whereas a buffet
(free) will be organized on Thursday.

From the station:
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by foot, it takes about
30 minutes if you have a map;
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by tram, in the train station you take tram A,
direction Illkirch
Lixenbuhl , to the station " Homme
de Fer". Then you go out of the
tram and take another one, Tram C, direction Esplanade, and you stop at
" Universités ". After leaving
the tram, undertake in the street Edmond
Labbé. On the left, opposite the bar "Metro", the institute
occupies a seven floor building whose entrance is situated at the opposite
side.
Here is a map of
Also here is a map of the campus:
Campus
 From the airport:
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by taxi;
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by bus "
navette " from the airport to the tram station
Baggersee (about 12 minutes). A bus
leave the airport each 20 minutes. Details are given on this
web site: http://www.ctsstrasbourg.fr
.
The price of the ticket is about 5,20
euros from one way and 9,70 euros for a round trip. This ticket
is available during 1 hour, and also in the tram. You only have to punch
each time your ticket. From Baggersee, take
the tram E, direction " Wacken" until the
stop " Universités ". After
leaving the tram, undertake in the street Edmond
Labbé . On the left, opposite the bar "Metro", the institute
occupies a seven floor building whose entrance is situated at the opposite
side.
 When you register, you have to say if you need or not an
accomodation. If you say "yes", then this
accomodation will be done for you in a two star hotel.
 If you prefer to do alone your reservation for an
accomodation, then you have to say "No" in the registration
form, and you can have a look to the following
pdf file, which gives you some addresses for
accomodation .
Hotels
Armelle Guillou, IRMA
AnneLaure Fougères, MODAL'X
Frédéric Chevallier and Philippe
Naveau , LSCE
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