Destination Earth launch event

5 June 2024

On Monday, 10 June 2024, an official event from the LUMI Supercomputer Center in Kajaani, Finland, will mark the start of Destination Earth Phase II.

The European Commission will mark the opening of the second phase of DestinE with an event at the LUMI EuroHPC supercomputer data center in Kajaani, Finland, on 10 June 2024. The event which will gather top representatives from the entities involved, their partner institutions and the EU Commission, will unveil the features of the first version of the DestinE information system, developed by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). 

The onsite event can be followed through a live stream starting at 11:00 BST / 12:00 CEST/ 13:00 EEST on 10 June 2024.

You can find the agenda of the event here:

Two years after the initiative started, ECMWF, ESA, and EUMETSAT have already set up and brought together the key elements of Destination Earth, the ambitious initiative of the European Commission to create a digital replica of the Earth system. The visitors to the platform will have a glimpse into features demonstrating some of the capabilities of this new information system.

Soon, selected groups of users will be able to access and test advanced services and datasets.

With unprecedented levels of detail and including information for the sectors most affected by the impacts of climate change, DestinE will support adaptation and mitigation decision-making by enhancing our capacity to simulate climate change and weather-induced extremes, therefore, improving our response to the challenges our planet is facing in a warming climate.

For more background information about the event visit: Destination Earth set to launch from LUMI facilities on 10 June 2024 

Destination Earth is a European Union-funded initiative launched in 2022, with the aim to build a digital replica of the Earth system by 2030. The initiative is being jointly implemented under the leadership of the EU Commission’s DG CNECT by three entrusted entities: the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), responsible for the creation of the first two ‘digital twins’ and the ‘Digital Twin Engine’, the European Space Agency (ESA) responsible for building the ‘Core Service Platform’, and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), responsible for the creation of the ‘Data Lake’.  

We acknowledge the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking for awarding this project strategic access to the EuroHPC supercomputers LUMI, hosted by CSC (Finland), and the LUMI consortium, Marenostrum5, hosted by BSC (Spain) Leonardo, hosted by Cineca (Italy) and MeluXina, hosted by LuxProvide (Luxembourg) through a EuroHPC Special Access call.   

More information about Destination Earth is on the Destination Earth website and the EU Commission website.    

For more information about ECMWF’s role visit ecmwf.int/DestinE     

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