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iNnovative Approaches for Scalable Data Assimilation in oCeanography

iNnovative Approaches for Scalable Data Assimilation in oCeanography

Objective

This Project is placed in the scientific context of Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) in Ocean Circulation Models (OCMs). The principal objective of the Project is to establish a long-lasting collaboration, to provide a possibility for transfer of knowledge, to enable exchanges of research personnel, and to create an intercontinental network in the area of oceanographic Data Assimilation (DA). The focus is on the improvement of the numerical algorithms of computational science environments able to exploit the high performance that will be available at the exascale. The main expected scientific result of the Project will be the design and development of scalable approaches to DA based on domain decomposition methods, communication avoiding algorithms, and hybrid parallel implementations on multiprocess/multi-thread paradigms, for 4-dimensional Variational (4DVar) DA models designed for efficient use in OCMs in real time. The new algorithms will be implemented and tested in the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS), which is a most popular framework in which a 4DVar model has been developed, and validated using data collected in the enclosed and semi enclosed seas, such as West Africa/Angola, Mediterranean, North Sea and Caspian sea.
The expertise of the consortium partners is mutually complementary, and encompasses the development of numerical models and scalable algorithms for DA (UNINA, ANL), the study of various observed and predicted data in real applications (ICL) that are coupled with the development and the implementation of these methods in ROMS 4DVar (UCSC, UNINA) to be tested on emerging supercomputers (BSC-CNS). Realization of the Project will strengthen the scientific potential of DA models integrated in OCMs and will contribute to the sustainable development in participating Partner Countries.
Ethical issues of the research will be duly addressed.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Address

Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 247 500

Participants (2)

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IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 207 000

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 103 500

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UCHICAGO ARGONNE LLC

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 691184

Status

Grant agreement terminated

  • Start date

    1 March 2016

  • End date

    29 February 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 174 500

  • EU contribution

    € 558 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Italy