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Centre for the Analysis of Time Series
Tower 3, 4th Floor
The London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7955 6015
Email: Lyn Grove



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Welcome to the Centre for the Analysis of Time Series (CATS) at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Climate Science Day 30-31 January 2018
Professor Leonard Smith
will take part in discussions with congressmen as part of the ASA Advisory Committee on Climate Change Policy (ACCCP) 8th annual Climate Science Day meeting on Capitol Hill, Washington DC. Read more

New Project - ReUseHeat
CATS is a partner on a new H2020 funded research project Recovery of Urban Excess Heat (ReUseHeat).The project is led by Swedish Environmental Institute IVL. Professor Henry Wynn, Chair of CATS, is leading the research at LSE. Read Press Release.

CELSIUS wins EU Sustainable Energy Award!
The EU Sustainable Energy Awards recognise outstanding innovation in energy efficiency and renewables and highlight new ways to shape Europe's energy future. The CELSIUS Project was awarded a prize in the Public Sector category. LSE's role as a partner organisation has been on business modelling and end-user engagement and is led by Professor Henry Wynn, Chair of CATS.

'Coping with deep uncertainty: jellyfish, super-storms and nuclear stewardship'
Professor Leonard Smith gave a lecture as part of LSE Works, 15 March 2017. Watch the video.

Designing the world's first glasses-free 3D television
Professor Henry Wynn led a collaboration to improve the design of a key component in TVs and mobile devices. Read the impact case study.
'Evaluating the Economics of Climate Risks and Opportunities in the Insurance Sector'
Findings released of five-year LSE-Munich Re research programme tracking the impact of climate change on the insurance sector. Read press release.

'25 Years of Self Organised Criticality: Concepts and Controversies' a new paper by CATS Visiting Professor Nick Watkins and colleagues, has been published in Space Science Reviews. It was also profiled by Nature Physics columnist Mark Buchanan in his article 'SOC Revisited'.

'An assessment of the foundational assumptions in high-resolution climate projections: the case of UKCP09'
A new paper by Professor Roman Frigg, Professor Leonard Smith and Dr David Stainforth, published in Synthese.

Professor Leonard Smith and Dr Erica Thompson contributed to the making of the BBC Four 'Climate Change By Numbers' programme that aimed to clarify all the important questions around climate change by honing in on just three key numbers.

New online tool helps businesses, governments and individuals explore low  carbon worlds
Dr Erica Thompson was the lead climate scientist for the project, which draws on the latest scientific results from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to highlight the range of possible impacts resulting from different energy choices. Read DECC press release. 

Professor Leonard Smith submitted two impact case studies to REF2014: 'Improving weather forecasts to avoid disruption, damage and disaster' and ‘Ensuring the best science-based predictions of climate change’.  Watch the film of the weather case study.