The morning of the first day kicked off with a Welcome from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), followed by Anja Schmidt's comprehensive overview, highlighting lessons learned, future strategies, and governance aspects.

Subsequently, attendees delved into the progress and challenges faced during four of the sprints we completed last year.

After a productive morning session, participants enjoyed a networking lunch, fostering connections and informal discussions. The afternoon session was opened by Daniel Klocke from MPI-M, who delivered an engaging talk on technical challenges in kilometer-scale resolution Earth system models, setting the stage for further discussions.

We then split into three break-out groups to discuss future components of atmospheric chemistry, land surface and land ice. The day ended with a networking evening featuring an icebreaker and dinner, offering participants opportunities for relaxed networking and discussions.

The second day commenced with an invited talk by Xavier Lapillonne from MeteoSwiss, providing insights into contributions to the ICON model development.

Following the talk, attendees reconvened to hear presentations on the outcomes of yesterdays' breakout-group discussions, focusing on potential future components for natESM and avenues for collaboration.

  1. Atmospheric-chemistry and aerosol component [Ina Tegen (TROPOS)]
  2. Land component [Sönke Zaehle (BGC Jena)]
  3. Land-ice component [Torsten Albrecht (PIK)]

The final agenda can be found here.

The invitation to the coffee meetings of the ExaESM network can be found here and in our event calendar. More information on past events here.



More pictures here.