Task 0 – Management, valorization and sustainability

Leader: J.-L. Dufresne (IPSL)

Contributors: All partners

Objectives:

The most important target of the management task is to insure and enhance communication and synergy between the partners, to insure that the project is progressing, following the planning and in accordance with the initial objectives, verifying compliance with the schedule and the supply of the deliverables. A steering committee will be established with all the task’s leaders. The steering committee will meet five times a year, keep track of the overall progress, identify possible bottlenecks and problems, organize and coordinate meetings. We will start with the definition of a detailed roadmap for the specifications of the platform and the analytic toolkits, including the design of the component-based model, the specifications for post-processing and analysis components for earth system models applications. TGCC and IDRIS experts will be included during strategic discussion to keep solutions as much portable as possible.

The main developers of global climate modelling are involved in this project that will facilitate the effective use of the platform within the national community. A possible dissemination at the European level of the platform or part of it will be facilitate by the participation of IPSL, CNRS-GAME and CERFACS to the IS-ENES (EU FP7) project. Developing climate models and performing climate runs is a long effort in which the partners are involved since more than fifteen years. In this context, the sustainability of the platform will be a priority, not to say a fundamental reason of this project. This task also includes the writing of the reports and presentations requested by the ANR.

Success criteria:

The good achievement of the project.

Risks and envisaged solutions:

No risk is foreseen as most of the partners have a long experience of cooperation. During these common past works, various practical difficulties have appeared and have always been solved.