In 2014 the mission of the EC-Earth consortium was formulated as follows: "To develop and apply an Earth System Model based on ECMWF's seasonal forecasting system for providing trustworthy climate information to climate services and to advance scientific knowledge on the Earth system, its variability, predictability and long-term changes resulting from external forcing."

Our main objectives for the next generation of the model are depicted in the following visual.

EC-Earth info-graphic with explained mission