This includes technical aspects, such as efficient data movement and workflows on DKRZ's versatile hardware components, as well as software aspects, e.g. in the area of machine learning.

With extensive experience in data analytics as well as climate and AI research, the team led by Christopher Kadow will play a key role in developing innovative strategies for DKRZ's shareholders and the climate research community. The department will help provide new insights from complex datasets and make a critical contribution to addressing pressing challenges at the intersection of climate research and high-performance computing.

The new establishment of the department illustrates DKRZ's ongoing commitment to supporting climate research with innovative approaches and method development. The establishment of the department will help to ensure that climate science can benefit in the best possible way from the latest developments in computer science and HPC technology.