About Us

The Centre of Excellence for Modelling the Atmosphere and Climate (CEMAC) aims to provide a core of technical and scientific expertise related to numerical modelling, large data analysis and visualisation. Current advances in computing techniques and hardware have led to an increase in the complexity of scientific numerical models. In addition, the increasing amount of information available from satellites and other complex data sources presents challenges in its effective handling and analysis for maximum scientific benefit. Both scientific and technical expertise is required to fully harness these advances and exploit them to tackle the grandest challenges in atmospheric and climate science. CEMAC will enable complex problems to be tackled, pushing the frontiers of scientific research, and providing solutions to some of the most pressing problems faced by society.

CEMAC’s objectives are to:

  • Provide expertise and technical skills to accelerate our “time to science”
  • Enhance the learning experience for School of Earth & Environment students and contribute to increasing student recruitment
  • Enable ICAS researchers to respond first to emergent opportunities for high impact research
  • Enhance the impact and ambition of our research
  • Facilitate efficient and meaningful exploitation of large and complex Earth observation datasets
  • Facilitate the training of high calibre scientists at the post-graduate and post-doctoral level with a high level of skill in numerical modelling and data analytics
  • Support ICAS researchers in taking a leading role in development of world-leading state-of-the-art numerical models across atmospheric science and climate
  • Enhance our engagement within SEE and with external partners, acting as a portal for links between ICAS modelling and NCAS, the Met Office, and other external agencies