Joint supercomputing facility - one year on
The MONSooN service is a key piece of infrastructure for the JWCRP and has been in operation since December 2009. A four-page brochure has been published which describes the service currently available to users and summarises both service enhancements implemented in 2010 and those now being implemented. Enhancements in progress include further simplifying user access to the MONSooN environment and enhancing access to the MASS data archive.
Announcement of Awards
Two grants were awarded under JWCRP's recent Announcement of Opportunity (May 2010):
- High resolution modelling of stable boundary layers over complex terrain (PI: Dr A Ross, University of Leeds)
- Dynamic Vegetation Modelling for Climate Prediction (PI: Prof P Friedlingstein, University of Exeter)
Please see NERC Grants on the Web for further details of the awards.
Announcement of Opportunity
Closing date: 11 May 2010
This announcement is for two projects, jointly funded by NERC and the Met Office as part of the new Joint Weather and Climate Research Programme (JWCRP). Approximately £600K is available, with the anticipation that two projects will be funded, each employing one PDRA. This announcement seeks to bring through new ideas from the community that will contribute to the longer-term development of science and strategy in the areas covered by the programme.
Proposals will be collaborative, requiring participation from both the NERC community and the Met Office.