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Excellence in SImulation of Weather and Climate in Europe

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.
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Coordinator

DEUTSCHES KLIMARECHENZENTRUM GMBH

Address

Bundesstrasse 45a
20146 Hamburg

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 100 250

Participants (17)

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EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 735 180

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 475 788,75

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 276 750

CENTRE EUROPEEN DE RECHERCHE ET DE FORMATION AVANCEE EN CALCUL SCIENTIFIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 258 750

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 269 750

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 289 145

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

United Kingdom

MET OFFICE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 391 112,50

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 112 820

SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 194 625

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 57 547,50

FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 290 125

DEUTSCHER WETTERDIENST

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 20 625

SEAGATE SYSTEMS UK LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 186 805

BULL SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 233 650

ALLINEA SOFTWARE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 9 381,80

ARM LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 48 743,20

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 675191

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2015

  • End date

    31 August 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.4.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 951 048,75

  • EU contribution

    € 4 951 048,75

Coordinated by:

DEUTSCHES KLIMARECHENZENTRUM GMBH

Germany