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ESCAPE Young Scientist Summer School (YSSS)

University of Copenhagen, Denmark - 7 - 12 August 2017


This YSSS will introduce young generation of researchers in numerical weather prediction, ocean, climate relevant topics as well as modern computational physics & energy efficient computing. During the school, the pa
rticipants will get familiar with ESCAPE dwarfs – fundamental algorithmic building block – and recognize why HPC and energy‐efficient computations are important. The programme will include theoretical lecture material as well as practical exercises (to be realized by students as small‐scale research projects started from the 1st day of the school with defence of project results) on selected dwarfs.


  • Block 1. Fundamentals of atmospheric processes and modelling
  • Block 2. Numerics, assimilation, evaluation and verification
  • Block 3. ESCAPE dwarfs
  • Block 4. Hardware, benchmarking, diagnostic tools for code development and improvement
  • Practical Exercises as Small‐Scale Research Projects (SSRP) on selected ESCAPE dwarfs to be realized by groups of students led by teachers (designers of the dwarf)
The full programme is available in the Summer School Booklet.

Organizing Committee

Eigil Kaas, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Brian Vinter, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Bent Sass, Danish Meteorological Institute, Denmark
Alexander Mahura, Danish Meteorological Institute, Denmark/ University of Helsinki, Finland
Michal Kulczewski, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland
Andrzej Wyszogrodzki, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland
Peter Bauer, European Centre for Medium‐Range Weather Forecasts, UK
Daniel Thiemert, European Centre for Medium‐Range Weather Forecasts, UK

Target audience

Early Stage Researchers (less than PhD + 10 year)
BSc degree is the minimum requirement

Selection criteria

Background on weather and climate modelling & high performance computing
Motivation letter
Other skills (e.g. programming, etc.)
CV & publication list

Registration Deadline (extended): 31st March 2017 1st May 2017
Language: English
Costs: No Fee

Please send your application package (application form, motivation letter, CV & Publication lists) to: Bent Sass (


Copenhagen University

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