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Platform to support Swedish Earth System Modelling

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Coordinator SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA O HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT - SMHI - Norrköping
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 267 541
Project duration January 2016 - January 2019
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

Objectives of the SESM project were among other things to advance Sweden´s position in climate system research. SESM has - created consensus, which makes climate research more efficient in Sweden. - driven an information initiative towards the Swedish research community, representatives in EU organizations and program committees. - Defined concrete benefit of climate system modeling for Swedish industry in climate adaptation and for mitigation issues - led to new H2020 and Nordic projects - created a vision for a leading position in climate system modeling in the Nordic region

Expected results and effects

Climate system models are computer programs used to study and predict the Earth´s climate. After the end of the project, we have a research community that better coordinates its needs with clearer anchors in the business sector´s climate measures. New EU projects have been taken home and there is potential for more. The project has promoted the development of methods, better climate system models, which will provide relevant information on future consequences of alternative emission pathways to national and international decision-making and policy within 1-5 years.

Planned approach and implementation

SESM has gathered the Swedish research community around climate system modeling and potential users in the public and private sector for issues of climate adaptation and mitigation. The key is the efficiency of greenhouse gas emission options. SESM has,among other things, developed a plan for climate data publishing, initiated a Nordic project, delivered information in the H2020 process, informed about the EU´s future framework program, focusing on the potential of the earth system modeling for climate work, and wrote a whitepaper on climate system modeling in the Nordic countries.

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Last updated 8 January 2019

Reference number 2015-04761

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