Where and when: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, 29 May – 2 June 2023
nextGEMS offers up to 15 stipends for participation in the Cycle 3 Hackathon to support young scientists (at Master and PhD student level) from outside the project.
Application deadline: 03 April, 2023.
-> quicklink to registration & application
nextGEMS is an European project that follows a new approach to climate modelling with global storm-resolving Earth-system Models. The project members meet regularly at hackathons to collaboratively analyse the latest model runs, exchange ideas and develop new ways forward.
We would like to include universities and research groups, especially from regions with less of a tradition in climate science. External participants applying for a stipend will (mostly) be organized in teams to work on an Application Challenge Problem, this time related to fisheries. nextGEMS scientists, as well as experts from the fisheries field, will supervise and support those teams.
If you haven’t been to a hackathon, have a look at our Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 hackathons to get an impression of the atmosphere during our previous meetings.
We welcome young scientists with a strong interest in climate science or Earth system informatics!
The hackathon participation is free and includes coffee breaks, lunches and a dinner. Additional travel and accommodation costs (incl. breakfast) up to €1000 are available per stipend.
Before applying for a hackathon stipend, please prepare the following documents:
Information on the hackathon, as well as registration details, can be found on the event website.
During the registration, please indicate that you apply for a hackathon stipend. Following the respective check-box, please upload the documents listed above in one single (concatenated) PDF file.
Application deadline is 3 April, 2023.
We will let you know as soon as possile whether we can arrange for your hackathon participation in Madrid.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with the nextGEMS coordination office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
18 students and 7 professors from the University of Madrid started the month April with a weekend-hackathon. In two ways, they were testing new terrain. On the one hand, the students used ICON simulation output from our most recent nextGEMS simulations with 10.5 simulated months at 5km resolution, leading to 522 TB on disk. On the other hand, they analyzed this huge amount of data on DKRZ’s new supercomputer Levante.
Accepting the challenges, the students worked in small groups on a variety of topics ranging from the Madden-Julian Oscillation in the tropics to extratropical climate and from stratospheric biases high up in the atmosphere, passing by orographic-induced weather phenomena, all the way down to ocean-atmosphere interactions. Their contribution will help us to further shape the upcoming model development by investigating remaining biases and defining features that are well captured by the model.
A big thanks to the UCM professors for making this happen und to everyone participating for diving into the nextGEMS world and adding a piece to the bigger puzzle of understanding global storm-resolving simulations!
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