This photorealistic image shows a visualization of clouds simulated with ICON at 1 km resolution. The rendering was done with Nvidia Omniverse. Image (C) DKRZ / MPI-M / Nvidia More than 30 scientists and software engineers at 12 research institutes and universities will work together in four modules:

  • Better”, which is responsible for defining and testing the configurations of the two model systems used: ICON and IFS-FESOM.
  • Faster”, which is responsible for transforming the ICON code base into an open, scalable, modularized and flexible code named ICON-consolidated.
  • Easier”, which will develop novel methods to make climate information visible, accessible, and interoperable.
  • Smarter”, which aims to involve the applied math and informatics communities to improve the workflow and the model performance.

While the separately funded project preWarmWorld, which started in 2021, already laid the technical foundations, the project WarmWorld now really kicks off with the start of the “Faster” module. “Better” and “Easier” will follow in the beginning of 2023, and “Smarter” will provide an open call for proposals from the wider community.

“Faster" will be coordinated by DKRZ and project partners are KIT, MPI-M, JSC, DWD, ECMWF, and AWI. While the hiring process is still ongoing (see a list of open positions below), "Faster" was launched in September with a small virtual meeting of the core team. For the official kick-off meeting on December 8 and 9, hosted by ECMWF in Bonn, the team will hopefully be complete.

Join the WarmWorld team! Open job positions: