Tools for Investigating Climate Change at High Northern Latitudes (eSTICC)

The world is clearly experiencing climate change, and this is particularly evident in the polar regions. Scientists are in need of tools for measuring, predicting and evaluating these changes in order to better understand them.

The eSTICC centre brings together experts in climate and computing to collaborate on advancing precisely such tools. Researchers at the centre will collect observational data relating to greenhouse gas emissions, among other things, storing this information in existing databases to make it more readily accessible, and more easily integrated into, existing data. The eSTICC will also work to enhance tools for calculating environmental and climate change with an emphasis on methods adapted for the high northern latitudes. The objective is to acquire a better understanding of climate-related processes in order to produce more precise predictions. Researchers at the eSTICC will carry out a broad range of activities for developing tools and processing data for climate and environmental research, with a focus on taking advantage of cross-disciplinary synergies.

Andreas Stohl is a strong advocate of open-source development and open-access publishing for scientific endeavours.

Facts about the project
Project manager

Andreas Stohl is a Dr. habil. in meteorology at the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) in Kjeller

Projektkoordinator Ignacio Pisso, seniorforsker ved Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Kjeller

Project website
http://esticc.nilu.no/
Duration
5 år

Science Advisory Board

Prof. Robert Gurney, Uni. of Reading, Dept. of Meteorology, UK

Dr. Sylvie Joussaume, National Institute of Sciences of the Uni. at CNRS, France

Dr. Serge Guillas, Uni. College London, Dept. of Statistical Science, UK

Dr. David Wallom, Oxford eResearch Centre, UK

Prof. Peter Jan van Leeuwen, Uni. of Reading, Dept. of Meteorology, UK