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Advanced Prediction in Polar regions and beyond: Modelling, observing system design and LInkages associated with ArctiC ClimATE change

Objective

Arctic climate change increases the need of a growing number of stakeholders for trustworthy weather and climate predictions, both within the Arctic and beyond. APPLICATE will address this challenge and develop enhanced predictive capacity by bringing together scientists from academia, research institutions and operational prediction centres, including experts in weather and climate prediction and forecast dissemination. APPLICATE will develop a comprehensive framework for observationally constraining and assessing weather and climate models using advanced metrics and diagnostics. This framework will be used to establish the performance of existing models and measure the progress made within the project. APPLICATE will make significant model improvements, focusing on aspects that are known to play pivotal roles in both weather and climate prediction, namely: the atmospheric boundary layer including clouds; sea ice; snow; atmosphere-sea ice-ocean coupling; and oceanic transports. In addition to model developments, APPLICATE will enhance predictive capacity by contributing to the design of the future Arctic observing system and through improved forecast initialization techniques. The impact of Arctic climate change on the weather and climate of the Northern Hemisphere through atmospheric and oceanic linkages will be determined by a comprehensive set of novel multi-model numerical experiments using both coupled and uncoupled ocean and atmosphere models. APPLICATE will develop strong user-engagement and dissemination activities, including pro-active engagement of end-users and the exploitation of modern methods for communication and dissemination. Knowledge-transfer will also benefit from the direct engagement of operational prediction centres in APPLICATE. The educational component of APPLICATE will be developed and implemented in collaboration with the Association of Early Career Polar Scientists (APECS).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-BG-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action
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Coordinator

ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 172 924,50

Participants (15)

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 738 591,95
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 966 253,75
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 148 125
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 409 562,50
Address
Nygardsgaten 112
5838 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 879 375
Address
Henrik Mohns Plass 1
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 543 060
Address
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 764 175
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 445 937,50
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 521 125
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 537 365
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE EUROPEEN DE RECHERCHE ET DE FORMATION AVANCEE EN CALCUL SCIENTIFIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 337 375
Address
Avenue Gaspard Coriolis 42
31057 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORDURSLODAGATTIN EHF

Participation ended

Iceland
EU contribution
€ 366 358,55
Address
Kristnibraut 87
113 Reykjavik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 169 362,50
Address
Hansine Hansens Veg 14
9019 Tromso
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
P.P. SHIRSHOV INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Nakhimovsky Prospect 36
117997 Moskva
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE FEDERAL STATE BUDGETARY INSTITUTION VOEIKOV MAIN GEOPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY
Russia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Karbyshev 7
194021 Saint Petersburg
Activity type
Research Organisations