Collaborative hacking: Max Planck Institute for Meteorology hosts the largest hackathon for Earth system modeling

From March 4 to 8, the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology will be hosting a hackathon for intensive hacking, bug-finding, bug-fixing and lots of fun. The hackathon on the topic of Earth system modelling is being jointly organized by three projects, making it even bigger than its predecessors that have taken place in recent years. Around 140 registered participants from Europe and Senegal will let their fingers fly in Hamburg.

Hackathons as a creative working method are collaborative exploration, analysis and development activities - all different forms of "hacking". The participating scientists bring a wide variety of questions from their projects. They are looking forward to exploring the different components of the Earth system (atmosphere, land, ocean) this week using a range of the latest global coupled simulations at the kilometer scale. These are capable, for example, of resolving the dynamics of major atmospheric disturbances, from a shower of high-reaching cumulus clouds to a tropical storm, or eddies of a few kilometers in the ocean.

Bjorn Stevens, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and Head of the Climate Physics Department will welcome the participants and Daniela Jacob, Director of the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) will give a keynote on the EVE project as an introduction to the week. From there, the fingers will do the talking.

Further information

Website 4th km scale hackathon

Project websites: EERIE ׀ WarmWorld ׀ nextGEMS 

This is what a hackathon looks like: Video Cycle 3 Hackathon


Dr. Heike Konow
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
nextGEMS project coordination
heike.konow@we dont want