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The EMBRACE project held its final General Assembly on the 19th of October 2015 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Directly following the General Assembly, EMBRACE, in collaboration with the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), hosted a workshop on : CMIP5 model analysis and scientific plans for CMIP6, attended by ~170 scientists from around the world. At the conference poster presentations were made covering the vast range of scientific analysis being carried out using the CMIP5 multi-model data set. The workshop also had a dedicated session where the newly endorsed CMIP6 Model Intercomparison Projects (MIPs) were presented and discussed. Oral and poster presentations from the workshop are available at:

We would like to thank all the scientists who attended the workshop for making it such a successful event. We also wish to acknowledge the financial support provided for the workshop from the European Commission, WCRP, The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) and the UK Meteorological Office.



EMBRACE June 2015 Newsletter now out!

The latest edition of the EMBRACE newsletter will bring you up to date with some of latest research highlights from each of the work packages together with news on our latest publications and the upcoming EMBRACE-CMIP 'Workshop on CMIP5 Modle Analysis and Scientific Plans for CMIP6'. To download the newsletter click on the image below or go our newsletter page where you can subscribe to receive future newsletters automatically.




Upcoming EMBRACE General Assembly and CMIP Workshop

In less than 2 weeks the EMBRACE consortium will be meeting for their Final General Assembly in the beautiful city of Dubrovnik. The one day meeting, on Monday 19th October, will include summaries from each of the Work Package Leaders, short science presentations from a number of the project's young scientists and a final discussion on how EMBRACE has contributed to the advance of Earth System Modelling and what challenges remain.


This meeting will then be followed by the Workshop on CMIP5 Model Analysis and Scientific Plans for CMIP6, also at the Hotel Excelsior in Dubrovnik. Many EMBRACE partners will join others from across the world in the four day workshop (20th-23rd October). The first day will feature a number of CMIP key note talks followed by presentation of the MIPs. Each session will have the participants presenting a three minute oral introduction to their poster which will then be displayed in a poster session.

In addition to all the hard work participants will also take part in a workshop social event on Tuesday 20th October including a trip to Cavtat, two historical sites and dinner, drinks and traditional performance.

Preceeding the workshop the Working Group of Regional Climate will also meet and further contribute to the workshop.

MICMoR Summer School 2015

Modeling of Land Surface - Atmosphere Interactions

KIT/IMK-IFU, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, August 16-26, 2015

The terrestrial biosphere, soils, hydrosphere and the atmosphere are highly dynamic compartments of the Earth system. All these compartments are tightly coupled and strongly interact in a complex way by the exchange of vast quantities of energy, water, greenhouse gases, nutrients and other trace substances. Feedback interactions between land surface processes and the atmosphere are particularly important over heterogeneous landscapes and in structurally complex areas such as mountain regions.

This course will provide PhD students and Postdocs the opportunity to deepen their understanding of land surface - atmosphere interactions and how to describe and simulate them in models. Course participants will engage in classroom lectures, computer lab simulation exercises, and fi eld tours to understand and directly apply knowledge about land surface - atmosphere interactions. One of the fi eld trips will be in collaboration with the InnSAR Summer School of the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Lectures will focus on the fundamental mechanisms that couple the atmosphere and biosphere, the common approaches to modeling these mechanisms, and to challenges for these models due to land-surface heterogeneity and ecosystem complexity. We will also provide hands-on instruction for the use of a suite of model types, covering a range of scales and complexity levels, from single plant to ecosystem and global simulations. Students will work in groups to design, implement, and present model-based mini-research projects.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to model the basics of the landsurface energy budget, biosphere - atmosphere fl ux exchanges, understand the modeling implications of different spatial and temporal scales, understand the sensitivity of land-surface processes to variable climate forcings, land-use and ecosystem structure changes. Participants will have gained hands-on experience with model-based experimentation, model evaluation, statistical analysis and scientifi c presentation of model results, and be familiar with the operations of at least two comprehensive land surface - atmosphere interaction modeling systems at different scales and complexity levels.

The course is open to a maximum of 25 participants (Graduate Students, Postdocs) with a background and research topic in land surface - atmosphere interactions.
To apply, please submit a statement of motivation, a short CV highlighting your educational background and research positions or experience, and arrange to have a letter of recommendation sent by your advisor, or an academic familiar with your work. Please send your application documents to the MICMoR Coordination Office at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Application deadline is May 15, 2015. There is no tuition fee; however, participants must cover travel and accommodation costs.

More information can be found here.

Examples of research areas targeted by EMBRACE


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