IS-ENES3

Providing the infrastructure to better understand and project climate variability and change

sustainability and environment

IS-ENES3

IS-ENES3

Providing the infrastructure to better understand and project climate variability and change

IS-ENES3 will deliver the third phase of the distributed e-infrastructure of the European Network for Earth System Modelling (ENES). IS-ENES3 will be initiated as the European climate modelling community faces the challenges of contributing to the next assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change through the 6th phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project. ISENES3 will address these challenges by developing, documenting and deploying new and advanced models and tools, standards and services to deal with unprecedented data volumes and model complexity. 

IS-ENES3 will stimulate collaboration, disseminate software and data, and further integrate the European climate science community. IS-ENES3 will support climate research, climate impact science, and the climate services industry. It will bring down barriers of access, and expand the community who can exploit the data and knowledge produced by state-of-the-art climate models. In doing so, it will find innovative ways of working with the Copernicus programme, other parts of the European data infrastructure, and with the high performance computing and data analytics industries. 

IS-ENES3 will be delivered by partners combining expertise in climate modelling, computational science, data management, climate impacts and climate services, with proven ability to increase the influence of European science internationally. It will deliver the European part of the Earth System Grid Federation and a central point of entry to services providing access to new data, software, models and tools. Joint research will support a new community sea ice model, promote efficient use of highperformance computing, improve the European common model evaluation framework, and develop and enhance services on data. Networking will grow the user base, increase the cohesion of the climate modelling community, promote innovation and prepare for a long term sustainable infrastructure in support of climate modelling.

Senior eScience Research Engineer Dr. Niels Drost

Niels works on the water management project as well as general eScience infrastructure. Niels is also part-time guest researcher at the Leiden Observatory, where he applies distributed computing techniques to the AMUSE computational astronomy simulation framework.

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eScience Research Engineer Bouwe Andela, MSc

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