NICEST-2: The Nordic Collaboration on e-Infrastructures for Earth System Modeling, phase 2

NICEST-2 - the second phase of the Nordic Collaboration on e-Infrastructures for Earth System Modeling focuses on strengthening the Nordic position within climate modeling by leveraging, reinforcing and complementing ongoing initiatives.

Objectives

Towards Open Science, NICEST2 contributes to enhance the accuracy and reproducibility of Earth System Models over the Nordic regions by optimizing ESM workflows, developing diagnostics specific to the Nordics and a clear roadmap for publishing Findable Accessible Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) climate data.

NICEST2 aims at
  • improving the e-infrastructure to tackle these challenges in optimal conditions, with minimal waste of resources, and
  • setting up the building blocks for ESM workflows which are to be deployed as part of the Nordic European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), thereby realizing its full potential for the benefit of the Nordics.

Project Summary

NICEST-2 focuses on strengthening the Nordic position within climate modeling by leveraging, reinforcing and complementing ongoing initiatives. It builds on previous efforts within NICEST (a 3-year NeIC project as of 2017-01) and NordicESM (3-year NordForsk funded project from 2014-12).

NICEST2 is funded by the Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC) which facilitates development and operation of high-quality e-infrastructure solutions in areas of joint Nordic interest.

Planned activities include:
  1. Enhance the performance and optimize and homogenize workflows used, so climate models (like EC-EARTH and NorESM) can be run in an efficient way on future computing resources (like EuroHPC).
  2. Widen the usage and expertise on evaluating Earth System Models and develop new diagnostic modules for the Nordic region within the ESMValTool.
  3. Create a roadmap for FAIRification of Nordic climate model data
Consortium:
  1. NSC, SE
  2. Sigma2 / UiO, NO
  3. FMI, FI
  4. MET Norway, NO
  5. NORCE, NO
  6. NERSC, NO
  7. CSC, FI
 
Project Details
Acronym: 
NICEST-2
Funding Agency: 
NordForsk
NERSC Principal Investigator: 
Yanchun He
Coordinating Institute: 
Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
Project Status: 
Ongoing