The WCRP Digital Earths Lighthouse Activity will push the co-development of high-resolution Earth-system modeling and the exploitation of billions of observations with digital technologies from the convergence of novel High-Performance Computing (HPC), big data, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) methodologies.

This webinar series will:

  • maintain regular and open dialogue between researchers active in the field of developing and evaluating models of the climate system at ultra-high resolution (i.e. km-scale) on global to regional scales for weather, climate and environmental hazard prediction
  • showcase research progress, share insights on barriers to progress, and grow understanding on the relative costs and benefits compared with relevant established modelling approaches
  • enable horizon scanning of new opportunities to integrate research with new observations, methods in physical modelling and data science, and new technologies

The series is co-convened by Huw Lewis (Met Office, UK) and Rosimar Rios-Berrios (NCAR, USA).

Upcoming Digital Earths webinars

  • Thursday 25 July 2024 (1000hrs UTC)
    Speakers:  Raghavendra S Mupparthy, Kondapalli Niranjan Kumar, Ashutosh Kumar Sinha, Mohan S Thota (National Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasting, NCMRWF, India)
    Title: NCMRWF's foray into the grey zone - Register here to participate

Past events

14 May 2024 ¦ 15:00 UTC

  • Km-scale modelling for Destination Earth's Digital Twins
    Speaker: Benoit Vanniere (European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasting, ECMWF)


12 March 2024 ¦ 15:00 UTC

  • A K-scale weather event attribution system developed in the Global South
    Speaker: Francois Engelbrecht (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)


16 January 2024 ¦ 21:00 UTC

  • Multi-year climate simulations with the 3.5 km mesh NICAM
    Speaker: Daisuke Takasuka (University of Tokyo, Japan)


21 November 2023 - 13:00 UTC

  • Earth System Modelling at km-scale resolution at MPI
    Speakers: Daniel Klocke, Nils Brüggemann, Hans Segura (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Germany)


12 September 2023  I 15:00-16:00 UTC

  • Successes and Challenges for the Simple Cloud-Resolving E3SM Atmosphere Model
    Dr Peter Caldwell, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA