External Projects

The Institute plays a leading role in coordinating national and international projects funded, for instance, by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) or the European Commission. In addition the institute plays a leading role in projects coordinated by our partners. The major externally funded projects in which the institute is active are listed below, beginning with those in which we play a coordinating role.

MiKlip Decadal Climate Prediction
Project Leader: Prof. Dr. Jochem Marotzke, e-mail: jochem.marotzke(at)mpimet.mpg.de
Project Coordinator: Dr. Sebastian Hettrich, e-mail: sebastian.hettrich(at)mpimet.mpg.de
Project Description

HErZ Hans-Ertel Centre 'Clouds and Convection'. Parameterization development for clouds and convection in numerical weather prediction and climate models.
Project Leader: Dr. Cathy Hohenegger, e-mail: cathy.hohenegger(at)mpimet.mpg.de
and Dr. Daniel Klocke, e-mail: Daniel.Klocke(at)dwd.de
Project description

PalMod Since August 2015 the BMBF funds the project PalMod – abbreviated for „Paleo Modelling“ – a national climate modelling initiative. 18 institutes from Germany are involved and funded with 18 million euros during the first four year phase. With PalMod the variability and dynamics of the climate system will be investigated on time scales from days to thousands of years.
Project Leader: Prof. Dr. Martin Claußen, e-mail: martin.claussen(at)mpimet.mpg.de
to the Project Website: https://www.palmod.de/home

External Projects with participation of MPI-M

COMFORT is funded under the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenges programme of the EU. COMFORT will close knowledge gaps for key ocean tipping elements within the Earth system under anthropogenic physical and chemical climate forcing through a coherent interdisciplinary research approach, and aims to provide added value to decision and policy makers in terms of science based safe marine operating spaces, refined climate mitigation targets, and feasible long-term mitigation pathways. It focuses on the triple threat of (1) warming, (2) deoxygenation, and (3) ocean acidification, and how to optimally deal with this threat. Links to other Earth system reservoirs will be included in the assessment where relevant.
Project Leader: Dr Tatiana Ilyina, e-mail: tatiana.ilynia(at)mpimet.mpg.de
to the Project Website: https://comfort.w.uib.no/

CONSTRAIN — The EU-funded project “Constraining uncertainty of multi-decadal climate projections” (CONSTRAIN) will address crucial knowledge gaps in climate science to significantly improve our understanding of how natural and human factors affect multi-decadal regional climate change. The project will deliver improved climate projections of policy relevance for the next 20 to 50 years, contributing to European research on fundamental climate system processes and climate variability.

Project Leader: Prof. Dr. Jochem Marotzke, e-mail: jochem.marotzke(at)mpimet.mpg.de
and Prof. Dr. Bjorn Stevens, e-mail: bjorn.stevens(at)mpimet.mpg.de
to the Project Website: https://constrain-eu.org/

ESA-CCI The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
Project Leader: Prof. Dr. Dirk Notz, e-mail: dirk.notz(at)mpimet.mpg.de
to the Project Website: http://cci.esa.int/

ESCAPE-2 stands for Energy-efficient SCalable Algorithms for weather and climate Prediction at Exascale and is the follow-on initiative of the ESCAPE project. ESCAPE-2 will develop world-class, extreme-scale computing capabilities for European operational numerical weather and climate prediction systems. It continues the pioneering work of the ESCAPE project. The project aims to attack all three sources of enhanced computational performance at once, namely (i) developing and testing bespoke numerical methods that optimally trade off accuracy, resilience and performance, (ii) developing generic programming approaches that ensure code portability and performance portability, (iii) testing performance on HPC platforms offering different processor technologies.
Project Leader: Reinhard G. Budich, e-mail: reinhard.budich(at)mpimet.mpg.de
to the Project Website: http://www.hpc-escape2.eu/

ESiWACE The “Centre of Excellence in Simulation of Weather and Climate in Europe” has been funded by the European Commission to substantially improve efficiency and productivity of numerical weather and climate simulation and prepare them for future exascale systems. It supports the end-to-end workflow of global Earth system modelling and is implemented in two projects: ESiWACE and ESiWACE2. The aimed global high-resolution simulations will open up entirely new research opportunities and perspectives.
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Project Leader: Reinhard G. Budich, e-mail: reinhard.budich(at)mpimet.mpg.de
to the Project Website: https://www.esiwace.eu/

RACE Regional Atlantic Circulation and Global Change. Scientists from MPI-M, Universities of Bremen and Hamburg, from GEOMAR in Kiel and AWI in Bremerhaven investigate changes in the Atlantic circulation as part of future global change. BMBF project. MPI-M accounts for two work packages: Climate induced circulation and water mass changes on the Northwest European Shelf and High-resolution decadal predictions of Atlantic and European climate variations.
Project Leader: Dr. Uwe Mikolajewicz, e-mail: uwe.mikolajewicz(at)mpimet.mpg.de
and Prof. Dr. Jochem Marotzke, e-mail: jochem.marotzke(at)mpimet.mpg.de
to the Project Website: https://race-synthese.de/