At the hackathon, up to 80 scientists will meet to work in small groups of five to ten people on one of the four nextGEMS research themes and a wind energy challenge problem, as well as to identify bugs in the climate models and suggestions for improvement in order to further develop the climate models. The tasks are based on the latest high-resolution global simulations using the IFS and ICON climate models.

Young scientists can apply for one of 15 stipends for the hackathon.

Hackathons are a central pillar of the nextGEMS project. The first of these hackathons took place in Berlin in October 2021. This video gives an impression of the the working atmosphere during the first hackathon.

Information and registration: https://nextgems-h2020.eu/cycle-2-hackathon-open-for-registration/

nextGEMS: Development of a new generation of Earth system models
Since September 2021, scientists from 26 countries have been working in the EU project nextGEMS to develop a new generation of global storm-resolving Earth system models. With the high horizontal resolution of about 3 km, these will allow a much more detailed representation of essential physical processes and interactions of the atmosphere and ocean, including the carbon, nutrient, and atmospheric aerosol cycles. As a result, nextGEMS will help to better assess the risks to society and ecology from climate change. The goal of nextGEMS is to further develop the established models ICON and IFS in such a way that multidecadal (30-year) projections of future climate change can be run. DKRZ provides computing time and storage space for this purpose and supports the researchers in archiving, publishing and providing these data.
Project website: https://nextgems-h2020.eu/