EC-Earth participation in European research projects
Optimal High Resolution Earth System Models for Exploring Future Climate Changes (OptimESM)
The OptimESM project (2023-2027) involves an extended version of EC-Earth3-CC and EC-Earth4. OptimESM is funded by an Horizon Europe grant.
Response of the Earth System to overshoot, Climate neUtrality and negative Emissions (RESCUE)
The RESCUE project (2022-2026) involves EC-Earth3-CC. RESCUE is funded by an Horizon Europe grant.
Non-CO2 Forcers and their Climate, Weather, Air Quality and Health Impacts (FOCI)
The FOCI project (2022-2026) involves both EC-Earth3-AerChem and EC-Earth4. FOCI is funded by an Horizon Europe grant.
Constrained aerosol forcing for improved climate projections (FORCeS)
The FORCeS project (2019-2024) contributes to the further development of the description of aerosol processes in EC-Earth3-AerChem. FORCeS is funded by an EU Horizon 2020 grant.
European Climate Prediction system (EUCP)
The EUCP project (2017-2022) featured EC-Earth3 in different model configurations and as an initialized decadal climate prediction system. EUCP was funded by an EU Horizon 2020 grant.
Coordinated Research in Earth Systems and Climate: Experiments, kNowledge, Dissemination and Outreach (CRESCENDO)
The CRESCENDO project (2015-2021) contributed to the development of different EC-Earth3 CMIP6 configurations. CRESCENDO was funded by an EU Horizon 2020 grant.
PRocess-based climate sIMulation: AdVances in high-resolution modelling and European climate Risk Assessments (PRIMAVERA)
EC-Earth3P-HR was one of the high-resolution models in the PRIMAVERA project (2015-2020). PRIMAVERA was funded by an EU Horizon 2020 grant.
Seasonal-to-decadal climate Prediction for the improvement of European Climate Services (SPECS)
The SPECS project (2012-2017), the goal of which was to improve climate prediction systems, involved the second generation of the model, EC-Earth2. SPECS was funded by an EU FP7 grant.
Comprehensive modelling of the Earth system for better climate prediction and projection (COMBINE)
Another large EU project featuring EC-Earth was the COMBINE project (2009-2013). The goal was to advance Earth system models for more accurate climate projections and reduced uncertainty in the prediction of climate and climate change in the next decades. COMBINE was funded by an EU FP7 grant.