Season’s Greetings from CESOC

This year has been a prosperous one for CESOC. We are happy about the many enthusiastic members, the new additions to the directors‘ board and coordination office, the working groups formed, and a successful Members‘ Assembly with a social gathering in the summer. We are very much looking forward to new ventures in 2024! However, we would also like to pause for a moment to remember our dear colleague Astrid Kiendler-Scharr and honor her legacy, who was instrumental in founding CESOC and setting it on the right track.


CESOC Highlights in 2023

  • Election of new director from Forschungszentrum Jülich and deputies for all director positions as well as the academic staff & student representative

  • Kick-Off of the joint STEP UP fellowship program with DWD and ECMWF (01/ 2023)

  • first Members’ Assembly in Bonn (06/2023)

  • Kick-Off meeting of the Italy-German project: IDEA-S4S (11/2023)

  • ECMWF location visit in Cologne (11/2023)

  • Continuous support of the planned initiative within the DFG Excellence Strategy

  • Appointment of first Scientific Advisory Board members

  • CESOC seminar series and colloquia continue during summer and winter terms

  • Working Group: Reanalysis has formed and will take further action/meeting in 2024

    We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2024!