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9th ESGF Face-to-Face Conference

Mar 23, 2020 08:00 AM to Mar 25, 2020 12:00 PM (Europe/Vienna / UTC100)
Centre International de Conférences, Toulouse
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UPDATE: Due to safety reasons related to the COVID-19, the 9th ESGF F2F Conference will be rescheduled later in 2020 or 2021.


The 9th ESGF Face-to-Face Conference, co-organised by IS-ENES3, Météo-France and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will be held on March 23rd-25th 2020 at the “Centre International de Conférences” on Météo-France campus in Toulouse, France.

The workshop aims to bring together leading researchers and practitioners in the field of climate data research infrastructures. In addition to the presentation of the status and the CMIP6 integration, near term implementations and the future architecture of ESGF (Earth System Grid Federation) will be discussed and coordinated. Central part of the conference is the exchange between ESGF developers in the working teams and the infrastructure users.

Topics relevant to the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • ESGF status report
  • User experiences
  • Technology developments
  • Implementation roadmap
  • ESGF future architecture


  • Registration

STEP 1) Register here (deadline: 3/05/2020)

STEP 2) Pay the registration fees here (deadline: 3/05/2020)

The registration fees include: All welcome coffees and coffee breaks, lunches (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) and a Monday evening social hour.

In case of cancellation, fees are non-refundable.

  • Abstract submission

Abstract submission (deadline: 2/28/2020)

  • Agenda

Agenda: coming soon

  • Catering 

Mond. 23th, Tuesday 24th and Wed. 25th lunches will be served onsite, at the Météo-France administrative restaurants.

  • Accommodation

You can find your Accommodation via the Coupling Workshop offer in downtown Toulouse !

  • Access Plan

Access map to the CIC venue


This workshop is co-organised by the EU H2020 IS-ENES3 project, Météo-France and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

ESGF participants are invited to attend the IS-ENES3 General Assembly, which will take place from Wednesday, March 25th to Friday, March 27th at the Centre International de Conférence, Toulouse.


  • Processing of your personal data (IS-ENES3 Privacy Policy)

If you have registered to the General Assembly, you have indicated that you had understood that your personal data will be processed according to the IS-ENES3 privacy policy, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.

We inform you that we intend to make the list of participants (name, surname, and affiliated institution) public on the official IS-ENES3 First General Assembly webpage.

You have the right to oppose the communication of all or part of your personal data, by sending an email to 


Program Chairs

Ghaleb Abdulla Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LNLL) abdulla1[a]
Michael Lautenschlager DKRZ - Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum lautenschlager[a]

Program committee members

Ben Evans Australian National University
Robert Ferraro Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
V. Balaji Princeton University
Sasha Ames Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Laura Carriere National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Philip Kershaw Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA)
Stephan Kindermann University of Linz
Tom Landry Computer Research Institute of Montreal (CRIM)
Guillaume Levavasseur Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL)

Meeting Coordinator

Angela Jefferson Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) jefferson9[a]

Logistics Coordinator / Project Manager

Sophie Morellon Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL) sophie.morellon[a]




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