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PRocess-based climate sIMulation: AdVances in high resolution modelling and European climate Risk Assessment

Objective

The goal of PRIMAVERA is to deliver novel, advanced and well-evaluated high-resolution global climate models (GCMs), capable of simulating and predicting regional climate with unprecedented fidelity, out to 2050. This capability will deliver innovative climate science and a new generation of advanced Earth System Models. Sector-specific end-users in policy and business will be identified and engaged individually, with iterative feedback, to ensure that new climate information is tailored, actionable and strengthening societal risk management decisions.
These goals will be achieved through the development of coupled GCMs from seven groups across Europe, with sufficient resolution to reproduce realistic weather and climate features (~25km mesh size), in addition to enhanced process parameterisation. Thorough assessment will use innovative process-based metrics and the latest observational and reanalysis datasets. Targeted experimental design will reduce inter-model spread and produce robust projections, forming the European contribution to the CMIP6 High-Resolution Model Intercomparison Project, led by PRIMAVERA.
It is the first time that high-resolution coupled GCMs will be used under a single experimental protocol. Coordination, and the underlying process-understanding, will significantly increase the robustness of our findings. Our new capabilities will be used to improve understanding of the drivers of variability and change in European climate, including extremes, since such regional changes continue to be characterised by high uncertainty.
We will also explore the frontiers of climate modelling and of high performance computing to produce simulations with a reduced reliance on physical parameterisations. These will explicitly resolve key processes such as ocean eddies, and will include new stochastic parameterisations to represent sub-grid scale processes. These “frontiers” simulations will further our understanding of the robustness of climate projections.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2014-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

MET OFFICE
Address
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
United Kingdom
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 613 162,50

Participants (20)

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 670 943,75
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 263 516,25
Address
Utrechtseweg 297
3731 GA De Bilt
Activity type
Research Organisations
SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 1 096 250
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CENTRE EUROPEEN DE RECHERCHE ET DE FORMATION AVANCEE EN CALCUL SCIENTIFIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 708 896
Address
Avenue Gaspard Coriolis 42
31057 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 240 250
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 738 000
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 277 425
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 882 500
Address
Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 721 425
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 456 720
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 645 000
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 194 166
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 464 500
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 172 550
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 560 290
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1SZ Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
PREDICTIA INTELLIGENT DATA SOLUTIONS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 91 500
Address
Benidorm 8 Bajo
39005 Santander
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES KLIMARECHENZENTRUM GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 138 375
Address
Bundesstrasse 45A
20146 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
ADMINISTRATIA NATIONALA DE METEOROLOGIE R.A.
Romania
EU contribution
€ 32 500
Address
Sos. Bucuresti-ploiesti 97
013686 Bucuresti Sectorul 1
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)