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Welcome to ENES

last modified Jun 30, 2015 11:17 PM
The European Network for Earth System Modelling

The European Network for Earth System modelling, ENES, was launched in 2001. Upon the establishment of the network and in the following years, several institutions including university departments, research centres, meteorological services, computer centres, and industrial partners, agreed to work together and cooperate (see Memorandum of Understanding) to discuss strategies to accelerate progress in climate and Earth system modelling and understanding.

ENES aims to:

  1. help in the development and evaluation of state-of-the-art climate and Earth system models,
  2. facilitate focused model intercomparisons in order to assess and improve these models,
  3. encourage exchanges of software and model results, 
  4. help in the development of high-performance computing facilities dedicated to long high-resolution, multi-model ensemble integrations.


ENES engages in improving European competitiveness and expertise by continuously working in extending the network Europe-wide.

In 2012, ENES published its infrastructure strategy for the decade to come.

As of 2015, ENES counts 47 partners  from academic, public and industrial world and, ever since its creation, has been the initiator of many projects and participated in initiatives in the field of European Earth system modeling.

This community is strongly involved in the assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and provides those predictions, on which EU mitigation and adaptation policies are elaborated.