Science and Technology Seminar: How the EC's DestinE programme transforms environmental policy making: National impact and perspectives

10:00 BST | 11 May 2021


Peter Bauer (ECMWF)


Jørn Kristiansen (MetNo)
Francisco Doblas-Reyes (BSC)


The European Union (EU) plans to be climate neutral by 2050. For its green transition, the EU plans to fund the development of digital twins of the Earth. For these twins to be more than big data atlases, they must create a qualitatively new Earth system simulation and observation capability using a methodological framework responsible for exceptional advances in numerical weather prediction.

Seminar description

This seminar is part of our Science and Technology Seminar Series. Within this series there will be a set of talks that will focus on the development of digital twins in the context of the EU Destination Earth initiative. In this third talk in that set, we will show the national impact and dimension of this initiative; how it can support and enhance national efforts, complement and feed into the activities of organisations such as MetNo and BSC.

In the first talk, Peter Bauer presented an overview of the Digital Twins which are ECMWF's contribution to the Destination Earth initiative. 

The second talk was given by representatives from EUMETSAT and ESA. Toni Tolker-Nielsen and Lothar Wolf provided an overview of their components of DestinE; Core Platform and Data Lake.


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