null eSTICC – Science Tools for Investigating Climate Change at High Northern Latitudes

Funding source: NordForsk

Project duration: 1.1.2014 – 31.12.2018

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What we are doing:

The world is experiencing climate change, and this is particularly evident in the polar regions. Scientists are in need of tools for measuring, predicting and evaluating these changes in order to better understand them.

The eSTICC center brings together experts in climate and computing to collaborate on advancing precisely such tools. Researchers at the center will collect observational data relating to greenhouse gas emissions, among other things, storing this information in existing databases to make it more readily accessible, and more easily integrated into, existing data.

The eSTICC will also work to enhance tools for calculating environmental and climate change with an emphasis on methods adapted for the high northern latitudes. The objective is to acquire a better understanding of climate-related processes in order to produce more precise predictions. Researchers at the eSTICC will carry out a broad range of activities for developing tools and processing data for climate and environmental research, with a focus on taking advantage of cross-disciplinary synergies.

CSC is representing Finland in the project. Finnish participation in the project supports the cutting-edge research in the area in Finland. The project enhances e.g. the scalability and efficiency of environmental and climate change HPC tools, making the most out of the available HPC resources.  This way bigger and more precise environmental HPC models can be simulated creating more accurate research results. eSTICC also organises courses and schools within the eSTICC framework.