On 27 November 2019, the DARE project attended a workshop organised by DG CONNECT (by invitation only) on the Convergent Use of EU HPC, Cloud, Data & AI Resources for Earth System Modelling & EU Sustainability Policy Support which took place in Brussels at DG Connect premises.
The purpose of this workshop was to explore the synergies between cloud, extreme scale data & high performance computing infrastructure and machine-learning methodologies in order to investigate options to underpin an efficient future EU Earth system modelling capability and a coherent support to EU policy making in the areas of sustainability, environment, climate and security.
The full-day event intended to investigate with the help of major stakeholders what would be available and what would be needed in relation to building a future digital infrastructure related to advanced Earth system modelling for EU policy support.
The role of the following European initiatives was discussed during the event, amongst others: the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), the Euro HPC Joint Undertaking, the European Connectivity Initiative GÉANT as well as Artificial Intelligence methodologies.
Presentations and related documents are available on the European Commission website: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/convergent-use-high-performance-computing-cloud-data-and-artificial-intelligence-resources