cllimate_1VI-SEEM will have strong impact on the Climate Modelling and weather forecasting communities. First, there is significant potential to share best practice and data for local and regional Climate Modelling, Weather forecasting and air quality simulations. The community will benefit from the combination of HPC and Grid computing jointly with the storage facilities as it heavily relies on data from very scattered locations.

Additionally, VI-SEEM will create many opportunities for users that have not collaborated before to engage in joint activities: with code repositories and training material for climate models, the VRE will create a highly productive working environment for Climate scientists from the 12 different research groups distributed over 10 countries. Finally, the regional research activity also links into global efforts towards understanding the climatic changes and challenges. The services provided by this community enable contingency planning and help understand climatic conditions within which our future societies will live.

The Climate & Environment Scientific Community goals can be found here


Current list of selected applications

Scientific Contact
ACIQLife Atmospheric Composition Impact on Quality of Life and Human Health (WRF/CMAQ) Development of a methodology and performing reliable, comprehensive and detailed studies of the impact of lower atmosphere parameters and characteristics on the quality of life (QL) and health risks (HR) for the population in our country. NIGGG-BAS, Bulgaria/
Kostadin Ganev and Georgi Gadjhev
ClimStudyArmenia Accurate Prediction and Investigation of Weather and Climate in Armenia and South Caucasus (WRF) Methods and methodologies for accurate weather prediction and climate change based on series of experiments, as mountainous terrain of the country, the apparent ruggedness of the terrain, the big difference between relative altitudes, as well as atmospheric general circulation features make it challenge. ASHMS-IIAP of NAS RA, Armenia/
Rita Abrahamyan and Anna Shahnazaryan
DREAMCLIMATE Dust Regional Atmospheric Model Climatology Plan to downscale the atmospheric-dust DREAM model to fine horizontal resolution of 5-10 km, covering wide North Africa, Southern Europe and Middle East regions. Such model setup should be used to perform a decadal model execution and to produce corresponding dust concentration climatology. IPB, Serbia/
Slobodan Nickovic and Luka Ilic
DRS-ACS Dynamics, reactivity and spectroscopy of atmospheric chemical species Development of novel computational and theoretical techniques for modeling of atmospherically relevant molecular species and processes. Study the processes and species affecting the air quality could potentially improve the quality of living. IC-UKIM, Macedonia/
Ljupco Pejov
EMAC ECHAM/MESSy Global Chemistry-Climate Model Assessment of climate change effects on pollution transport in support of Air Quality Policy formulation, pollution source apportionment and advise for impacts CICCMG, Cyprus/
Theodoros Christoudias
ENB-RCM Eastern Nile Basin Regional Climate Model (WRF) The regional climate model will be the core model for an integrated regional climate, hydrology, and marine simulator for the Nile basin that can be applied in different research themes. This will fill the gap in the availability of high resolution climate data in the Nile region. CU-FE-DIH, Egypt/
Mohammed Abouelhaggag
HIRECLIMS High Resolution Climate Services for Southern Europe using regional climate modelling – COSMO Advance knowledge on the impact of lower boundary specification (soil type, soil moisture, vegetation cover) on the evolution of main atmospheric parameters in the SE-Europe. Improving the skills of climate estimations at monthly/seasonal time scales and for specific regions. NMA, Romania/
Velea Liliana
OPENFOAM Wind simulation over rugged terrain Simulation of wind over terrain of Albania, with perspective to extend simulations for other atmospheric parameters and weather/climate problems. Results would help to improvement of urban and rural development, redistribution of economic activities, and planning of wind farms. PUT, Albania/
Neki Frasheri
RCM MENA-CORDEX Regional Climate Modelling (Middle East, North Africa) – WRF Very high horizontal resolution climate projections for the Middle East, North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean, improved climate change projections that will drive important vulnerability, impact and adaptation studies for the region, and resolution of smaller scale meteorological features critical for the realistic simulation of regional climate EEWRC-CI, Cyprus/
Panos Hadjinicolaou and George Zittis
TVRegCM Tuning and Validation of the RegCM Adaptation and tuning of the RegCM model for the Balkan Peninsula and Bulgaria and thus development of a methodology able to predict possible changes of the regional climate for different global climate change scenarios and their impact on spatial/temporal distribution of precipitation, hence the global water budgets, to changes of the characteristics and spatial/temporal distribution of extreme, unfavorable and catastrophic events (drought, storms, hail, floods, fires, sea waves, soil erosion, etc.). All these changes will have influence on the ecosystems and on practically all sectors of the economy and human activity and consequently on the quality of life. NIGGG-BAS, Bulgaria/
Kostadin Ganev and Georgi Gadjhev
VINE VIAM/NEA Regional Chemistry-Climate Model Improving research in process-level understanding considering to the coupling and feedbacks above the territory of Georgia: dust emission (influence of climate, land surface state, etc.); dust ageing (cloud processing, physical and chemical interactions with other aerosols and gases); dust deposition (land use, lifecycles). TSU-VIAMNEA-DHB, Georgia/
Teimuraz Davitashvili and Georgi Mikuchadze
WRF-ARW Operational Weather Research and Forecast Model Provision of weather forecasting data and products to operational forecasters, researchers and the general public as well as the development and fine-tuning of the model for the Cyprus region in order to achieve the best possible weather forecast accuracy. CYMET, Cyprus/
Demetris Charalambous
WRF-Chem (NOA) WRF-Chem Regional Climate Modelling Evaluation of the impact of windblown mineral dust on the climate of the Mediterranean region. Quantification of the direct, semi-direct and indirect effects of dust aerosols on the climate of the Mediterranean. Construction of a high-resolution dust aerosols load hindcast for the study region. NOA-IER, Greece/
Vassiliki Kotroni