Advanced Earth System Modelling Capacity (ESM): a Contribution to solving Grand Challenges

In the ESM project, we aim to develop and apply innovative Earth system modelling capacity to contribute to solving grand challenges faced by mankind. Work will concentrate on enhancing the representation of Earth system model compartments, for which world-leading expertise is available within the consortium. Another cornerstone of the project will be the development of a flexible framework for the effective coupling of Earth system model components. Furthermore, advanced data assimilation capacity will be developed, which will bring our ability to combine Earth system models with observations to the next level. The Earth system modelling infrastructure will be used in a set of coordinated simulations – referred to as frontier simulations – that push the boundaries of existing knowledge.
Funded by the Helmholtz Association over a period a three years, the ESM project started on 1 April 2017. It will continue as a Cross-Cutting Activity in the new research program  "Changing Earth – Sustaining our Future" (2021–2027).

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The AGU Fall Meeting 2020 is scheduled to take place on the week of 7-11 December 2020 in San Francisco (CA). This year, the meeting...

An exciting development has hit the ESM community. The GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel has developed the new modular...

Sara Faghih-Naini is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of mathematics, physics & computer science of the University of Bayreuth. In...

Carolina E. da Silva was a PhD student at the Department of Geoscience and Remote Sensing of the Delft University of Technology,...

The rising of the global mean surface temperature and ocean heat content directly affects changes in ocean circulation as well as...

Patricia DeRepentigny is a PhD candidate at the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences of the University of Colorado Boulder....

 

Artificial intelligence methods are playing an increasingly important role in Earth system research. Applications range from advanced...

A three-day training course is going to be offered on 18-20 May 2020 by the Research Centre Jülich on programming and usage of the...

Our yearly appointment with the EGU Assembly is upon us, with a big change in format: this year, EGU will be held online!

Now that...

Sea ice is an important component of the Earth system because it strongly influences heat exchanges between the ocean and the...

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