To ensure that the next generation benefits from the ongoing collaboration between the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and the CESOC, sixteen Master’s students from various programs within CESOC visited ECMWF’s Bonn facility in the beginning of June 2024.

This hybrid event attracted MSc. students from programs including Geodetic Engineering (Geodetic Earth System Science and Data Analysis), Geodesy and Geoinformation, Computational Sciences, Meteorology/Geography, and Physics of the Earth and Atmosphere from the Universities of Bonn and Cologne. The event also welcomed the academic Coordinator of Meteorology and Geophysics from the University of Bonn.

Throughout the afternoon, the students eagerly engaged with the diverse project portfolio presented by ECMWF. Topics covered included Numerical Weather Prediction, European Eddy-Rich Earth System Models (EERIE), Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS), and kilometer-scale modelling for Destination Earth’s Digital Twins, as well as potential career paths in international organizations.

The visit provided an invaluable opportunity for students to understand how their academic studies and CESOC research are interconnected with ECMWF’s initiatives. They also explored how they can contribute to these projects in the future. By fostering such interactions, both institutions are paving the way for continued cooperation in earth system sciences and beyond.

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