Research projects

  • ESCAPE-2

    2018 - 2021


    Horizon 2020

    ESCAPE-2: Energy-efficient SCalable Algorithms for weather and climate Prediction at Exascale

  • 2018 - 2020


    EU – Connecting Europe Facility

    MISTRAL: Meteo Italian SupercompuTing poRtAL

  • AURORA logo

    2016 - 2019


    Horizon 2020

    Advanced Ultraviolet Radiation and Ozone Retrieval for Applications (AURORA) is a project funded under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 687428). Project objectives:

  • Applicate logo

    2016 - 2020


    Horizon 2020

    APPLICATE (Advanced Prediction in Polar regions and beyond: modelling, observing system design and LInkages associated with a Changing Arctic climaTE) The overarching mission of APPLICATE is to develop enhanced predictive capacity for weather and climate in the Arctic and beyond, and to determine the influence of Arctic climate change on Northern Hemisphere mid-latitudes, for the benefit of policy makers, businesses and society.

  • Gaia Clim Logo

    2015 - 2018


    Horizon 2020

    Gap Analysis for Integrated Atmospheric ECV CLImate Monitoring (GAIA-CLIM)

  • 2015 - 2020


    European Space Agency

    The DORSY project is linked to the EarthCARE mission and founded by ESA, in partnership with McGill University (CA), University of Leicester (UK) and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique-Laboratoire Atmospheres, Milieux, Observations Spatiales (CNRS-LATMOS, France).

  • IMPREX logo

    2015 - 2019


    Horizon 2020

    IMproving PRedictions and management of hydrological EXtremes Learn from today to anticipate tomorrow

  • ESiWACE logo

    2015 - 2019


    Horizon 2020

    Numerical weather prediction and climate modelling are highly dependent on the availablecomputing power in terms of the achievable spatial resolution, the number of members run inensemble simulations as well as the completeness of physical processes that can be represented.Both domains are also highly dependent on the ability to produce, store and analyse large amountsof simulated data, often with time constraints from operational schedules or internationalcoordinated experiments. The ever increasing complexity of both numerical models and high

  • AtlantOS project logo



    Horizon 2020

    Optimising and Enhancing the Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing Systems (AtlantOS) AtlantOS is a EU Horizon 2020 project with 62 Partners from 18 Countries. It is a research and innovation project that proposes the integration of ocean observing activities across all disciplines for the Atlantic.

  • PRIMAVERA logo

    2014 - 2018


    Horizon 2020

    PRIMAVERA aims to develop a new generation of advanced and well-evaluated high-resolution global climate models, capable of simulating and predicting regional climate with unprecedented fidelity, for the benefit of governments, business and society in general.

  • UERRA Logo

    2014 - 2018


    EU - Framework Programme

    UERRA, Uncertainties in Ensembles of Regional ReAnalysis The objective of UERRA is to produce ensembles of European regional meteorological reanalyses of Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) for several decades and to estimate the associated uncertainties in the data sets. It also includes recovery of historical (last century) data and creation of user friendly data services. UERRA is among 5 pre-operational Copernicus Projects:

  • ESA CCI sea level icon

    2014 - 2017

    ESA CCI Sea Level

    European Space Agency

    European Space Agency (ESA) Climate Change Initiative (CCI) Sea Level (SL)              

  • 2014 - 2017


    EU - Framework Programme

    Global Water Resources Reanalysis

  • S2S Logo

    2013 - 2018


    Sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) prediction A WWRP/THORPEX-WCRP joint research project

  • 2013 - 2018


    European Research Council

    ECMWF hosts the PantaRhei project, the development of an interdisciplinary forecasting system for simulating multi-scale fluid flows (FP7/2012/ERC Advanced Grant agreement no. 320375).

  • CHARMe logo

    2013 - 2014


    EU - Framework Programme

    CHARMe: Characterization of metadata to enable high quality climate observations and monitoring.

  • JRC logo

    2013 - 2016

    Global fire danger forecast in support to the Global Wildfire Information System

    Project Objective Tender JRC/IPR/2013/H.3/0014/OC This successful collaboration between ECMWF  and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) ran from February 2013 to July 2016. It achieved its key objectives of producing fire danger weather forecast based on ECMWF ensemble prediction  system

  • hsaf logo

    2012 - 2017

    H SAF


    Satellite Application Facility on Support to Operational Hydrology and Water Management (H SAF) ECMWF is a contributor to the core H SAF soil moisture products (see H SAF official web site) and is represented in the H SAF Steering Group and the Project Team. The ECMWF activities are centred around the development of the ASCAT root zone soil moisture product (SM-DAS-2) based on ASCAT data assimilation.  

  • mywave logo

    2012 - 2016


    EU - Framework Programme

    MyWave is an EU project running from 2012 to 2014 co-ordinated by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute

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