You are here: Home » Archive » Phase 2 » Events » Future Perspectives for Scientific and Infrastructural Needs in Earth System Model Evaluation

Future Perspectives for Scientific and Infrastructural Needs in Earth System Model Evaluation

This workshop is an opportunity to review status and future perspectives for scientific and infrastructural needs in Earth System Model Evaluation.
Project Event
May 12, 2014 09:00 AM to May 13, 2014 01:00 PM (Europe/Vienna / UTC200)
KNMI, De Bilt, Netherlands
Contact Name
Add event to calendar


  • Description

The workshop will attempt to define needs, procedures, and feasibilities for a systematic ESM evaluation. It will deal with issues such as essential variables, skill score metrics, observational data sets, automated evaluation procedures, methodologies, and needs for infrastructure facilitating model evaluation.

The workshop will be based on a green paper on infrastructural needs and a draft for a review paper on Scientific and Infrastructural Needs in Earth System Model Evaluation. Both documents will form the basis for discussion at the workshop.

A Manuscript on ‘ESM evaluation needs and infrastructure' should be produced and submitted to a peer-reviewed journal.


  • Agenda (preliminary)


- Two introductory talks (purpose of meeting, overview on model evaluation status)
- One talk per ESM reservoir (data sets, difficulties, limits, variables to be constrained/evaluated)

- Discussion on scientific needs for model evaluation
- Discussion on implementation and wishes for infrastructure (input for day 2)
- Breakout groups on specific topics
- Definition of writing tasks


- Presentations
- Discussion on infrastructure needs and their realization
- Definition of writing tasks

  • Presentations slides:

- Evaluating Land biogeochemistry : present status and requirements, Chris Jones
- Atmospheric chemistry and aerosols, Y. Balkanski, D. Hauglustaine and R. Wang
- EUCLIPSE, Pier Siebesma
Evaluating Atmospheric Models as a component of coupled ESMs, Colin Jones
Infrastructure – ESGF, Stephan Kindermann
Evaluation of ocean biogeochemical models as part of ESMs, C. Heinze et al.
Ocean Physics and Sea Ice Evaluation, Detelina Ivanova
ESM Evaluation Tools, Detelina Ivanova

  • Logistics


Hotel De Biltsche Hoek
De Holle Bilt 1
3732 HM De Bilt
Tel +31302205811
Or in the surroundings: Look at and search for De Bilt or Utrecht.

How to get there:

De Bilt is easily reached from Schiphol airport (Amsterdam) by train to Utrecht Central Station (ca.30-50 min.). You can travel from Utrecht Central Station to KNMI or to hotel De Biltsche Hoek by taxi or by bus. KNMI is near bus stop ‘Tunneltje De Bilt’. It will take a 10 minute walk from the bus stop to get to hotel De Biltsche Hoek.
Further details:

Filed under: Project Event
© Copyright ENES Portal 2011



IS-ENES3 has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824084