Steering Group and Task Team Leaders met in Hamburg on 30 September-1 October 2019 to assess progress and outline the research for the year 2020

Picture credits: Roland Kerstein/eventfive

The Climate Service Centre Germany (GERICS) in Hamburg was the setting for the meeting of Task Team Leaders and Steering Group members of the ESM project with the objective to update the various teams on progresses and identify success stories while also discuss openly about issues and challenges.

Our project coordinator Thomas Jung (AWI) opened the day with an overview presentation on the status of the project and the progresses made in the last year. This was followed by updates regarding the ESM Partition at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (Stefan Kollet/JSC), a report on the ESM Summer School just finished (Robert Sausen/DLR), and an update on outreach and communication activities (Sara Pasqualetto/AWI). The day proceeded with presentations from the task team leaders who highlighted advances in model development, data assimilation and frontier simulations experiments, leading to fruitful discussions on lessons learnt and best strategies moving forward as well as on success stories that are come out of the project.

A delicious dinner in the Hamburg Speicherstadt concluded the first day of meetings, before the Steering group meeting of the following day where members also discussed plans for the year 2020 in view of the newly granted project extension until December 2020 and additional funds for cutting-edge activities in the field of model diagnostics.