Marek Stastna and team awarded $1.65 million in funding for CREATE program

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Marek Stastna

Congratulations to Water Institute member Marek Stastna, professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics, on being awarded $1.65 million in funding for a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program. Stastna and his team's CREATE program is titled “Training for Novel Directions in Quantitative Climate Science.”

Photo: Water Institute member Marek Stastna, Associate Dean Computing, Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo.

NSERC advises that, “as the planet continue to warm, climate science is poised to become one of the central pillars of the global economy.”

While the transition to a warmer climate and a net-zero economy will present economic opportunities, many manifestations of global heating are negative and include extreme and flash floods, stronger hurricane remnants, and longer-lasting heatwaves.”

Quantitative climate science researchers of tomorrow will be invaluable in traditional areas of prediction, computer simulation, and analysis of extreme weather events, as well as developing areas such as net zero agriculture, climate risk assessment, data-centric and AI-based prediction, and sustainable finance. 

Read more about the CREATE program in the Faculty of Math’s news article.