The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI) performs basic research in the interest of the general public. Its mission is to understand the Earth’s changing climate. It comprises three departments (The Atmosphere in the Earth System, The Land in the Earth System, The Ocean in the Earth System) and hosts two independent research groups focused on Cloud Wave Coupling and Environmental Modelling.
Scientists at MPI investigate what determines the sensitivity of the Earth system to perturbations such as the changing composition of its atmosphere, and work towards establishing the sources and limits of predictability within the Earth system. The MPI-M develops and analyses sophisticated models of the Earth System simulating the processes within the atmosphere, on land, and in the ocean. Such models have developed into important tools for understanding the behavior of our climate. Models form the basis for international assessments of the climate change. Targeted in-situ measurements and satellite observations complement the model simulations. MPI-M is committed to informing public and private decision-makers and the general public on questions related to climate and global change. Together with the University of Hamburg, MPI-M runs an international doctoral programme, the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM) to promote high-quality doctoral research into the Earth’s climate system, hosting approximately 50 PhD students. MPI-M is actively involved in the cluster of excellence "Climate, Climatic Change and Society” (CLICCS) at the Universität Hamburg, a long-term program, spanning the range from basic research on climate dynamics and climate-related social dynamics to the transdisciplinary exploration of human–environment interactions. The MPI is the major shareholder of German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ GmbH), the coordinator of the ESiWACE project. DKRZ is an outstanding research infrastructure for model- based simulations of global climate change and its regional effects. DRKZ provides tools and the associated services needed to investigate the processes in the climate system, computer power, data management, and guidance to use these tools efficiently.

Role in the project

WP1: Preparing for Production runs at unprecedented resolution on pre-exascale supercomputers 
WP2: Involvement in Technology watch
WP5: Data Post-Processing, Analytics and Visualisation: Optimization of the cdos for modern computing architectures

Names of the colleagues involved

Reinhard Budich, Oliver Heitmann

Relevant infrastructure and services available for climate & weather

Apart from the cdos and making available scientific code (ICON, …), none