23. Jun 2022

New book about Klaus Hasselmann

The book "From decoding turbulence to unveiling the fingerprint of climate change: Klaus Hasselmann-Nobel Prize Winner in Physics 2021" has been recently published by Springer.

14. Jun 2022

Yearbook "DKRZ-Jahrbuch 2020-21" published

The fifth edition of the DKRZ yearbook for the years 2020-2021 was published in June 2022 and shows a cross-section of the work at DKRZ: It summarizes the results of important completed projects and highlights the status of ongoing as well as new projects.

7. Jun 2022

ISC'22: Levante on rank 76th of the TOP500 list

DKRZ's new Levante supercomputer is listed on rank 76th on the TOP500 list of the most powerful HPC systems. The 59th edition of the TOP500 list was released at this year's ISC'22 in Hamburg, Germany, on May 30, 2022, officially ushering in the exascale era.

26. May 2022

DKRZ contribution to EGU2022

From May 23-27, 2022, the annual General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU22) took place for the first time entirely in a hybrid format. Over 7,300 scientists from 89 countries participated on-site in Vienna, accompanied by over 7,000 virtual participants from 116 countries. The DKRZ team was involved with numerous presenters and session chairs in the over 12,000 presentations of the 791 sessions.

19. May 2022

Activities of DKRZ at ISC'22

DKRZ will take part in the ISC High Performance 2022, the largest scientific HPC conference in Europe, which after a two years of break will take place in person again in Hamburg from May 29 to June 2, 2022. Themed #TransformingTheFuture, ISC 2022 is dedicated to the most important developments in the fields of HPC, machine learning and data analysis and offers participants an important opportunity for international exchange.

5. May 2022

HamburgAmbassadors visit climate research

They are Hamburg´s face in the world: the HamburgAmbassadors, who represent the city´s interests on a voluntary basis in 24 countries. As part of their annual meeting in the Hanseatic city, the group visited the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) at Universität Hamburg, the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) on may, 3rd, together with Katharina Fegebank, Hamburg´s Second Mayor and Senator for Science.

26. Apr 2022

Presentation and Hands-On workshop on ESM Tools.

On April 20 and 21, 2022, DKRZ invited to a workshop around ESM tools which was funded by the project PalMod. The workshop focus was set on the integration of further models to the tools, as well as their porting to the new HPC system Levante.

8. Apr 2022

Upcoming: 7th ENES Workshop in Barcelona

From May 9 to May 11, 2022, the 7th ENES-HPC Workshop will be held as a hybrid event at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). The event of the European Network for Earth System Modeling (ENES) is organized in the framework of the projects IS-ENES3 and ESiWACE2 and aims to bring together experts in HPC in Earth System Modeling.

4. Apr 2022

nextGEMS: Let’s hack in Vienna

Registration for the next nextGEMS Hackathon, which will be held at the University of Vienna from June 28 to July 2, 2022, is still open until April 11, 2022.

30. Mar 2022

Another DKRZ Python Course for Geosciences

Due to the great demand for the first course in October 2021, DKRZ in cooperation with the group Scientific Computing (WR) offered another 'DKRZ Python Course for Geoscientists' via Zoom for DKRZ users and project partners from March 21 to 24, 2022.

14. Feb 2022

Start of the meeting to approve the 2nd part of the 6th IPCC Assessment Report

On February, 14, 2022, the IPCC started a meeting to approve the second part of the sixth IPCC Assessment Report (AR6). It focusses on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability and is due to be published in the end of this month. During the two-week, largely virtual meeting, representatives of the governments of 195 countries and of monitoring organizations meet with the IPCC authors to approve, line by line, the summary for policymakers for the 2nd part of AR6.

19. Nov 2021

SC'21 Best Visualization Award for DKRZ, MPI-M, University Stockholm, and Intel Corporation

A joint team of the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ), the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), the Stockholm University, and the Intel Corporation has won the SC'21 Best Scientific Visualization & Data Analytics Showcase Award for their visualization “Putting the Ocean into the Center: A coupled ICON Atmosphere/Ocean Simulation in Spilhaus Projection”.

11. Nov 2021

EGU Early Career Award for Christopher Kadow

The renowned "Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award" in the division of "Earth and Space Science Informatics" of the European Geoscience Union (EGU) goes to Dr. Christopher Kadow from the DKRZ in Hamburg. The prize honors young scientists who have distinguished themselves through excellent scientific achievements in the first few years after their doctorate and is one of the most important European prizes that young scientists can receive.

10. Nov 2021

Python course for Earth system science at the DKRZ

From October 26 to 29, 2021, DKRZ offered an online Python course for its users for the first time. The tutor team (Marco Kulüke, Karin Meier-Fleischer, Ralf Müller and Fabian Wachsmann from DKRZ and Jannek Squar from the University of Hamburg) received positive feedback from the 20 participants from different fields of geosciences.

5. Nov 2021

DKRZ team on rank 3 in ML Challenge

In the second "AI4Sentinel2 challenge", Frauke Albrecht and Caroline Arnold of the Helmholtz AI support team HAICU / AIM at DKRZ achieved the third place as the team "EagleEyes".

5. Oct 2021

Nobel Prize in Physics for Prof. Klaus Hasselmann, co-founder and long-time scientific director of DKRZ!

For his contributions to the physical modeling of the Earth's climate, the quantification of natural variability, and the reliable prediction of global warming, Prof. Klaus Hasselmann, founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and scientific director of DKRZ from 1987-1999, receives the Nobel Prize 2021 in Physics jointly with Syukuro Manabe (USA) and Giorgio Parisi (Italy).

22. Sep 2021

FAIR data for the Sixth IPCC Assessment Report

In the recently published first part of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), data documentation has been significantly improved compared to previous reports.

21. Sep 2021

A virtual laboratory for the MOSAiC data

The new project "M-VRE: The MOSAiC - Virtual Research Environment" aims to make it easier for researchers to use and analyze data from MOSAiC, the largest Arctic research expedition to date (09/2019-10/2020).

9. Aug 2021

New IPCC report: Humans have clearly warmed the climate

The just-released, first part of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the IPCC once again demonstrates, more clearly than before, that human-induced greenhouse gas emissions are primarily responsible for global warming and observed climate change. While concentrations of greenhouse gases have continued to increase, the atmosphere and ocean have continued to warm over the past decade, snow and ice levels have continued to decline, and global sea levels have continued to rise.

6. Jul 2021


This year's Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) conference, in which the DKRZ team is participating with a number of activities, will be held in digital format from July 5-9, 2021. The PASC conference series provides an international and interdisciplinary platform for exchange in scientific computing with a strong focus on methodology, tools, algorithms, application challenges, novel techniques, as well as applications of high-performance computing.

6. Jul 2021

Delivery and installation of new supercomputer Levante has started

On July 6, 2021, the first truck rolled up to the doors of DKRZ - on board, among other things, ten boxes weighing several tons with the first racks of the new climate supercomputer "Levante". Further deliveries and assembly will take place over the coming weeks.

2. Jul 2021

NFDI4Earth enables interdisciplinary access to research data

On July 2, 2021, the Joint Science Conference (Gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonferenz – GWK) of the Federal Government and the Heads of Government of the German states approved funding for NFDI4Earth and nine other NFDI consortia. The National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) aims at an easy, secure and systematic access to data from science and research, a more widely availability and international data network. DKRZ was one of the co-applicants for NFDI4Earth, which addresses a joint and sustainable research data management for the earth system sciences.