Research projects

  • Highlander Logo

    2019 to 2022


    EU – Connecting Europe Facility

  • LEXIS Logo

    2019 to 2021


    Horizon 2020

    The LEXIS project is focused on developing a large-scale HPC & Cloud BigData analytics platform to demonstrate high Technical-Readiness-Level software and infrastructure for three pilot use cases, which each have very high industrial or socio-economical impact: (1) Aeronautics (2) Weather & Climate (3) Catastrophe Alert systems. The focus will primarily be on how HPC and BigData/Cloud systems interact; how they can share data; and methods to compose workflows of tasks running on both cloud and HPC systems.

  • ESCAPE-2

    2018 to 2021


    Horizon 2020

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

  • 2018 to 2020


    EU – Connecting Europe Facility

    MISTRAL: Meteo Italian SupercompuTing poRtAL

  • hidalgo logo

    2018 to 2021


    Horizon 2020

    ECMWF and its partners in the HiDALGO project aim to implement a platform for on-demand simulation of complex global challenges which require massive high-performance computing resources alongside state-of-the-art data analytics and visualization. The key use-cases are in the areas of human migration, urban air pollution and social networking. HiDALGO has also applied its technology to provide an agent-based model for Flu and Coronavirus Simulation (FACS) for the 2020 pandemic.

  • hsaf logo

    2017 to 2022

    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 and production of scatterometer root zone soil moisture index products. 

  • AURORA logo

    2016 to 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 to 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 to 2018


    Horizon 2020

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

  • 2015 to 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 to 2019


    Horizon 2020

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

  • 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 to 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 to 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 to 2017

    ESA CCI Sea Level

    European Space Agency

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

  • 2014 to 2017


    EU - Framework Programme

    Global Water Resources Reanalysis

  • CHARMe logo

    2013 to 2014


    EU - Framework Programme

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

  • S2S Logo

    2013 to 2018


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

  • mywave logo

    2012 to 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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