2013 was the International Year of the Mathematics of Planet Earth, the 8th annual AMSI Winter School took this as its theme. Aimed at post-graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the mathematical sciences and cognate disciplines, the Winter School set out to broaden and deepen participants mathematical knowledge, and to build collaborative networks with other PhD students and early career researchers.
A series of mini-courses were offered over the two-week long School. The courses in the first week were more introductory in nature, allowing the courses in the second week to lead into current research problems. The courses covered a range of topics in the broad area of the mathematics of planet earth, and were offered by eminent national and international researchers.