Environmental fluid dynamics: confronting grand challenges (Les Houches, Jan 2019)

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to announce the international conference,
Environmental fluid dynamics: confronting grand challenges
that will be held in Les Houches, France from 20-25 January 2019.

** Please distribute widely **

Environmental fluid dynamics underlies a wealth of natural, industrial and,
by extension, societal challenges. In the coming decade, as we strive towards
a more sustainable planet, there are a wide range of ‘grand challenge’ problems
that need to be tackled, ranging from fundamental advances in understanding
and modeling of stratified turbulence and consequent mixing, to applied studies
of pollution transport in the ocean, atmosphere and urban environments.
The objective of the event is to gather leading figures in the field of environmental
fluid dynamics to produce a road map for the scientific community. The meeting
will balance the participation of senior and junior faculty, postdocs and graduate
students, to generate an environment that fosters research ideas and directions.

The list of topics covered at the conference is Stratified flow, Multiphase flow,
Ocean transport, Atmospheric and Urban transport and Predictability.
The list of invited speakers is:

Matthew Alford (San Diego, USA)
Peter Bauer (ECMWF, UK)
Colm-cille Caulfield (Cambridge, UK)
Jim McElwaine (Durham, UK)
Catherine Gorle (Standford, USA)
George Haller (Zurich, Switzerland)
Greg Ivey (Perth, Australia)
Pierre Lermusiaux (Boston, USA)
Paul Linden (Cambridge, UK)
Eckhart Meiburg (Santa Barbara, USA)
Tamay Ozgokmen (Miami, USA)
Nadia Pinardi (Bologna, Italy)
Maarten van Reeuwijk (London, UK)
Nathalie Vriendt (Cambridge, UK)
Andrew Woods (Cambridge, UK)

The conference will also include 28 contributed talks. Request to give a
contributed talk are to be included in the registration application.

Registration is now open until 15 September 2018.

Further details concerning the conference, the venue and registration can be found
on our web page,

We look forward to welcoming you in Les Houches.

Yours sincerely,
Thierry Dauxois (CNRS & ENS de Lyon) and Thomas Peacock (MIT)

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