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WP5 and WP6: Dissemination, Training, Project Management

Aim: Prompting a paradigm shift in the understanding and use of DSLs and their impact on weather and climate model design and application, WP5 will focus on training, support and dissemination activities. In addition, WP5 will actively promote the dissemination and use of weather and climate dwarfs and the application of the HPCW benchmark in co-design, model development, as well as in training and education. WP6 coordinates the project and ensures that its innovation actions, objectives and impacts will be delivered.

Approach and methodology: WP5 will provide the public web portal, confluence interactive development pages for remote working and exchange between partners, and the provision of a common software development and exchange platform suitable for rapid deployment and developments in a distributed environment. A particular focus of WP5 is to ensure adequate training and dissemination of the novel concepts. Training of early-career scientists through use of novel concepts will foster community acceptance and showcase the achievable acceleration of developer productivity when applying the DSL toolchain developed in ESCAPE-2. 

The WP6 management structures will coordinate and ensure to:

  • set-up and maintain a structure, procedures and tools that will allow a coherent and efficient technical and administrative management of the project;
  • keep the project on time and within the assigned budget;
  • identify and manage risks and solve problems;
  • identify opportunities for improved results and collaboration;
  • coordinate the interactions between work packages and partners;
  • provide and manage working procedures ensuring transparency within the team and for the EC;
  • manage quality assurance.

Suitability of the research approach: The common software development platform based on Atlassian tools hosted at ECMWF has proven successful in the project ESCAPE and will be continued in this project. The additional benefit derives from the continued support and promotion of ESCAPE outcomes together with the exchange and novel mathematical and algorithmic development of ESCAPE-2 in a common development environment. The early exposure of the novel development concepts based on a DSL toolchain that generates code is crucial for domain scientists, both experts and early career. This will provide important feedback that can influence design choices thus avoiding costly redesign at a later project stage.

Measures for Success of the Work Package/ KPIs:

  • Successful provision of all relevant communication tools between project partners, stakeholders and the public.
  • Successful interaction with domain-scientists and early career researchers in the form of at least two dissemination and discussion workshops and 1 summer school.