In the Mind of the Modeller – Interview with Peter Bauer

A conversation with ECMWF Deputy Director of Research Peter Bauer on supercomputing, his work to advance weather prediction and the future prospects of technology and science

Peter Bauer is Deputy Director of Research and Manager of the Scalability Programme at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). He has been one of the pioneers shaping the Polar Prediction Project and the Year of Polar Prediction as a Steering Group member from Day 1. In 2018, he has received the Helmholtz International Fellow Award. On 5 February 2019, Antje Boetius, Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), handed over the Helmholtz Fellow certificate to Peter Bauer for his frontier work in the field of high-resolution modelling, prediction and computing. During a one-week visit, he had the chance to meet with researchers and early career scientists at the German Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven. In this lecture entitled "Why future weather and climate prediction needs to pay serious attention to computing?", Peter Bauer shared insights on the current challenges of predictive capabilities limited by computing skills, in view of developing more realistic Earth-system models

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Polar Prediction – Charting the Journey through Uncharted Territory

The Arctic and Antarctic are our planet’s final frontiers. Vast. Inhospitable. But not as isolated as we might think. What happens at the poles doesn’t stay at the poles - it affects the entire globe. And the reality is, the poles are changing, fast.

A joint video production by the International Coordination Office of Polar Prediction, the World Meteorological Organization, and the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research.

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The Year of Polar Prediction – From Research to Improved Environmental Safety in Polar Regions and Beyond

Experts within the Polar Prediction Project explain what the Year of Polar Prediction means to them, personally and scientifically, and why it is important for everyone.

Video compiled by Winfried Hoke/Alfred Wegener Institute.

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Supplementary material to the video including written statements of interviewed colleagues can be found here.

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