Center for Earth System Observation
and Computational Analysis






We mourn the loss of Prof. Astrid Kiendler-Scharr

Our dear colleague and friend Astrid passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, February 6th 2023, at the age of just 49. We are still under shock and it is hard to find any words to express the big gap she will leave behind.

Our thoughts are with her family and friends and we wish them strength, courage and support for the difficult time ahead.

As one of the founding directors, Astrid has put a lot of heart and energy into creating and shaping CESOC. We will miss her kind and engaging spirit, her creative mindset and her compassionate support. We will do our best to carry on her legacy and plans.

Forschungszentrum Jülich has set up an electronic book of condolences.

Astrid, we will keep you in our memories.

Copyright: University of Bonn / Barbara Frommann

Prof. Dr. Astrid Kiendler-Scharr (1973 – 2023)

Upcoming Events

ESM user forum (training course)

for users developing/applying Earth System Models and all users of the JUWELS ESM Partition

by Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC)

Start: 23 February 2023 – 13:00 CET
End: 24 February 2023 – 12:30 CET
Place: online
Registration: here

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Massive Open Online Course

Fully online & FREE training by ECMWF open to anyone interested in the subject

„Machine Learning in Weather & Climate“

In progress
Mondays, January 2023 – April 2023
Registration: here



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connecting Earth system sciences with
computer science and mathematics


fostering interdisciplinary cooperation
and new education concepts

©ThJosek(li); Maya Claussen(mi), Barbara Frommann/Uni Bonn(re)


Comprehensive observation, understanding and forecasting the Earth system.

Working across disciplines, faculties and the locations: Bonn, Cologne and Jülich.

Using new information technologies to improve environmental monitoring.

Aiming at a digital Earth model (digital twin).

Mission & Objectives

⇒ Excellent research, innovative and methodological approaches in the environmental and natural sciences and related fields

⇒ Promotion of young scientists

⇒ Platform for scientific research cooperation between the partners

⇒ Development of competitive collaborative projects and expansion of externally funded research

⇒ Organisation of educational training as well as inviting guest researchers

⇒ Strengthening ongoing cooperation in teaching through joint degree programmes