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InfraStructure for the European Network for Earth System Modelling

Objective

IS-ENES will develop a Virtual Earth System Modelling Resource Centre (V.E.R.C.), integrating the European Earth system models (ESMs) and their hardware, software, and data environments. The overarching goal of this e-infrastructure is to further integrate the European climate modelling community, to help the definition of a common future strategy, to ease the development of full ESMs, to foster the execution and exploitation of high-end simulations, and to support the dissemination of model results and the interaction with the climate change impact community. The V.E.R.C. encompasses models, the tools to prepare, evaluate, run, store and exploit model simulations, the access to model results and to the European high-performance computing ecosystem – in particular the EU large infrastructures DEISA2 and PRACE. The V.E.R.C. developed by IS-ENES is based on generic ICT, Grid technology and subject-specific simulation codes and software environments.

The European Network for Earth System Modelling (ENES) leads IS-ENES. This network gathers the European climate and Earth system modelling community working on understanding and prediction of future climate change. This community is strongly involved in the assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and provides the predictions on which EU mitigation and adaptation policies are elaborated.

IS-ENES combines expertise in Earth system modelling, in computational science, and in studies of climate change impacts. IS-ENES will provide a service on models and model results both to modelling groups and to the users of model results, especially the impact community. Joint research activities will improve the efficient use of high-performance computers, model evaluation tool sets, access to model results, and prototype climate services for the impact community. Networking activities will increase the cohesion of the European ESM community and advance a coherent European Network for Earth System modelling.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computational science

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra - Combination of CP and CSA

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 591 659,68
Administrative Contact
Gilles Traimond (Mr.)

Participants (17)

Klinik Max Planck Institut für Psychiatrie
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 170 181,63
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claudia Piltz (Ms.)
CERFACS CENTRE EUROPEEN DE RECHERCHE ET DE FORMATION AVANCEE EN CALCUL SCIENTIFIQUE SOCIETE CIVILE
France
EU contribution
€ 660 636,01
Address
Avenue G Coriolis 42
31057 Toulouse Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dominique Roffi (Mr.)
DEUTSCHES KLIMARECHENZENTRUM GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 693 446,87
Address
Bundesstrasse 45A
20146 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cornelia Schoska (Ms.)
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 247 723,95
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leena Tuomainen (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 296 475
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)
ACADEMY OF ATHENS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 156 220
Address
Panepistimiou Ave. 28
10679 Athens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Panos Ligomenides (Prof.)
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 438 278,61
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1SZ Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martin Juckes (Dr.)
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 608 560,77
Address
Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Laura Panzera (Ms.)
MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 146 529,46
Address
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Terry Warner (Mr.)
KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 273 815,50
Address
Utrechtseweg 297
3731 GA De Bilt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Annemarie Koot (Ms.)
METEO-FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 53 132
Address
Avenue De Paris 73
94165 Saint Mande Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frédéric Avril (Mr.)
SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 266 147
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Tollén (Ms.)
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 342 151,25
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bengt Persson (Prof.)
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 212 341,50
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nuria Nadal (Ms.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 257 071,32
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pavel Kabat (Prof.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE HIDROLOGIE SI GOSPODARIRE A APELOR
Romania
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
Sos Bucuresti Ploiesti 97
013686 Bucuresti
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniela Petcu (Ms.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 102 480
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Derkes (Mr.)