The Berlin Summit

The Berlin Summit will bring together invited participants from across the world to draft the blueprint for EVE, presently envisioned as a digital infrastructure that exploits the latest advances in information technology (HPC and AI) to operationalize a global climate prediction and information system across regional partners or nodes.  EVE responds to the need to help vulnerable communities and sectors anticipate the consequences of climate change.

At the Berlin Summit experts will meet to discuss and revise white papers (being prepared ahead of the summit) on five facets of EVE:

  • Climate information for vulnerable sectors and communities
  • EVE as a science accelerator
  • EVE as a technology demonstrator
  • EVE as a data integrator
  • Structure and governance models for EVE

The revised white papers will then be developed into a specific proposal to be presented at COP28 in Dubai.

Prominent keynote speakers from science, industry and the political sphere will outline the urgency for international cooperation to advance and disseminate understanding of the Earth system in the anthropocene, and thereby provide a foundation for sustainable planetary management globally

Conference Keynotes

Major Political Figure (to be confirmed)
Deborah R. Coen, Professor, Chair of the History of Science & Medicine Program, Yale University
Fabiola Gianotti (tbc), Director-General of CERN, EU
Justin Hotard (Vice President & General Manager, High Performance Computing & Artificial Intelligence, HPE)
Jensen Huang, Founder and CEO NVIDIA, USA 
Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization, INT

Thematic Keynotes

Carlos Nobre, co-chair of the Science Panel for the Amazon, FRS
Satoshi Matsuoka, Director, Riken Center for Computational Science, Japan
Tim Palmer, Royal Society 2010 Anniversary Research Professor, FRS
Ousmane Ndiaye, Director, Senegalese Weather Service
Debra Roberts, Head, Sustainable and Resilient City Initiatives Unit, Durban South Africa
Julia Slingo, Chief Scientist UK Met Office (retired), DBE, FRS
Adam Sobel, Professor and Author, Columbia University


Planetary Management in the Anthropocene

A defining attribute of the anthropocene is the global scaling of human actions. Avoiding the catastrophic consequences of this scaling requires parity in the scaling of global welfare linked to an ability to anticipate the effects of human activities. As has  been pointed out by a growing chorus of scientific papers and academy reports, this will require a new quality of climate information encompassing all scales, from the global to the local, and from days to decades. A new generation of climate models, which exploit advances in information technology to greatly enhance their physical content and reliability, promises to deliver this capability. Realizing them will require involving the communities and sectors their information impacts, as well as the best techhologists and scientists world wide, making it an ambitious international effort.

National and international programmes, like WarmWorld in Germany, EXCLAIM in Switzerland, and the EU’s Destination Earth (DestinE), have begun coordinated efforts to develop this new generation of models, and to think about how to transform them into actionable information systems that embody user needs.  In parallel, activites like the Global Framework for Climate Serveices have thought about how to increase the update of such information systems within the Global South.  Missing is an operational integration of the modeling capabilities with the computational and data resources at the required scale on the one hand, and the active engagement of the vulnerable communtiies and sectors in the creation and dissemination of the information streams on the other hand.

EVE also emphasizes virtualization to leverage intuition developed of our experiences in our own world to better and more naturally engage users. By creating environments that will also allow the specialists and lay people alike to experience past and future realizations of our Earth, EVE aims to support the type of global concisiousness needed to legitimize attempts to strengthen planetary management globally.  Thus virtualization is envisioned as part of the blueprint for operationalizing ongoing developments in science and technology to make the information creation transparent and its content widely accessible to sectors and communities impacted by climate change.  As a driver of innovation and capcity building EVE will couple the green and digital transitions in support of more just and sustainable global development.

The Road to Dubai Starts in Berlin

The Berlin Summit will initiate an ambitious cycle of planning leading up to the 28th COP (Conference of the Parties) to be held in Dubai Expo City in the UAE (6th to 17th November 2023).  After Berlin, plans for EVE will be discussed and refined at the World Climate Research Programme Open Science Conference, focusing on “Advancing climate science for a sustainable future”, to be held in Kigali, Rwanda, and online on 23-27 October 2023.  The WCRP meeting will more deeply engage the global south in developing EVE to support communities whose lack of resources and geographic situation make them most vulnerable to climate change.


Peter Bauer, Sandrine Bony, Natacha Bernier, David Bresch, Gilbert Brunet, Veronika Eyring, Charlie Ewen, David Farrell, Nicolas Gruber, Wilco Hazeleger, Torsten Höfler, Daniela Jacob, Christian Jakob, Thomas Jung, Raghavan Krishnan, Markku Kulmala, Chao Li, Jochem Marotzke, Jürg Luterbacher, Andreas Prein, Rober Pulwarty, V. Ramaswamy, Markus Rapp, Florian Rauser, Masaki Satoh, Jörg Schulz, Jagadish Shukla, Adam Sobel, Thomas Schulthess, Jörg Schulz, Julia Slingo, Thomas Stocker, Detlef Stammer, Bjorn Stevens, Georg Teutsch, Adrian Tompkins, Tianjun Zhou


Financial support for the Berlin Summit is provided by the Germany ministry of education and research through it support of the German National Project WarmWorld. Contributing sponors include the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), World Weather Rsearch Programme, DestinE (Tentative), EXCLAIM and C2SM, NVIDIA, GEWEX GASS Projects.  

Contibuting sponsorship of the Berlin Summit does not imply an endorsement of EVE, rather support for developing and refining the concept of EVE so that it can be considered for support by international organizaitons and funders.

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