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The European Commission (EC) is investing into preparing application domains for upcoming exascale supercomputers, which, in particular under the umrella of the EuroHPC joint undertaking are being installed in Europe.

A number of  Centres of Excellence (CoEs) for computing applications are supported in this context. The “Centre of Excellence in Simulation of Weather and Climate in Europe” (ESiWACE) is coordinated by the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) and was selected for funding by the EC to substantially improve efficiency and productivity of numerical weather and climate simulation, supporting the entire end-to-end workflow of global Earth system modelling.

The mission of ESiWACE is to prepare the European weather and climate community to make use of future exascale supercomputing systems in a co-design effort involving modelling groups, computer scientists and HPC industry. These efforts will contribute to stretching the capability and capacity of existing software and hardware to the limits, and therefore directly impact both weather and climate modelling and the competitiveness of the European HPC industry.

ESiWACE leverages two established European networks: the European Network for Earth system modeling (ENES) and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) ensuring that the CoE is closely embedded in the overall strategy of the European Weather and Climate community. In particular, our work will contribute to the technical foundation of Digital Twins of the Earth to monitor and simulate natural and human activity which will be implemented as part of the EC's  Destination Earth initiative.

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ESiWACE

First phase of the project (2015 – 2019)

ESiWACE2

Second phase of the project (2019 – 2022)