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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Current activities and GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and...

ESM-Tools is a software product developed and maintained at AWI as part of the ESM project. The aim of the software is to unify model...

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Members of ESM WP2 "Data Assimilation" met on July 1, 2020 for an update on research activities, review of tasks and discussions on...

In this work we investigated the effect of assimilating different types of ocean observations into the ocean component of a coupled...

To understand the Earth’s global water cycle and its susceptibility to climate change, as well as to make appropriate risk assessments...

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The ESM project is funded by the Helmholtz Association.

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