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Excellence in SImulation of Weather and Climate in Europe

Objective

ESiWACE will substantially improve efficiency and productivity of numerical weather and climate simulation on high-performance computing platforms by supporting the end-to-end workflow of global Earth system modelling in HPC environment. This will be obtained by improving and supporting (1) scalability of models, tools and data management on state-of-the-art supercomputer systems (2) Usability of models and tools throughout the European HPC eco-system, and (3) the Exploitability of the huge amount of resulting data.
We will develop solutions for cross-cutting HPC challenges particular to the weather and climate domain. This will range from the development of specific software products to the deployment of user facing services for both, computing and storage.
ESiWACE leverages two established European networks, namely (1) the European Network for Earth System modelling, representing the European climate modelling community and (2) the world leading European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts. The governance structure that defines the services to be provided will be driven by the European weather and climate science community.
Weather and climate computing have always been one of the key drivers for HPC development, with domain specific scientific and technical requirements that stretch the capability and capacity of existing software and hardware to the limits. By developing solutions for Europe and at European scale, ESiWACE will directly impact on the competitiveness of the European HPC industry by engendering new products, providing opportunities for exploitation beyond the project itself, and by enhancing the skills base of staff in both industry and academia.
ESiWACE will be at once thematic, as it focuses on the HPC application domain of climate and weather modeling, transversal, as it covers several aspects of computational science, and challenge-driven, as climate and weather predictability represents a major societal issue.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computational science
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-EINFRA-2015-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES KLIMARECHENZENTRUM GMBH
Address
Bundesstrasse 45A
20146 Hamburg
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 100 250

Participants (16)

EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 735 180
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 475 788,75
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 276 750
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
CERFACS CENTRE EUROPEEN DE RECHERCHE ET DE FORMATION AVANCEE EN CALCUL SCIENTIFIQUE SOCIETE CIVILE
France
EU contribution
€ 258 750
Address
Avenue G Coriolis 42
31057 Toulouse Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 269 750
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 289 145
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 391 112,50
Address
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 112 820
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 194 625
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 57 547,50
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 290 125
Address
Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations
DEUTSCHER WETTERDIENST
Germany
EU contribution
€ 20 625
Address
Frankfurter Strasse 135
63067 Offenbach Am Main
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SEAGATE SYSTEMS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 186 805
Address
Langstone Road
PO9 1SA Havant
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BULL SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 233 650
Address
Rue Jean Jaures 68
78340 Les Clayes Sous Bois
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALLINEA SOFTWARE LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 9 381,80
Address
Warwick Technology Park The Innovation Centre
CV34 6UW Warwick
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARM LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 48 743,20
Address
110 Fulbourn Road
CB1 9NJ Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)