Reports On User Support, Training, And Integration Of Nemo And Ec-Earth Community Models (Ms6)
Computational models are at the foundation of climate research, providing the main tools for simulations of the climate system. However, given the complexity of modern climate models, the development has to be accompanied with services that allow for effective and efficient use of the models by the research community. These services form an interface between model developers and users, providing easy access to information, and defining formal processes for the feedback loop between model
... etween model development and usage. This report covers user support and training provided for NEMO and EC-Earth within the ESiWACE project. It summarises support activities qualitatively and gives some quantitative measure about the effort undertaken to support the community. Moreover, a summary is given about the activities and results of the integration of OpenIFS into EC-Earth. This development (described in WP2/task 2.1.1) will bring a new atmospheric component into EC-Earth and, at the same time, ensure faster upgrade cycles and more rapid benefit from on-going scientific developments to the user community. The milestone report covers the time period from September 2015 until February 2018 (months 1 – 30 of the ESiWACE project).