MareNostrum 4 makes forecasts on the ash clouds and aerosols of the La Palma volcano for the emergency services
20 October 2021

The supercomputer of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), MareNostrum 4, offers daily forecasts to the scientific committee of the Canary Islands Volcanic Emergency Plan (PEVOLCA) on the movements that the emissions arising from the Cumbre Vieja volcano will have. These forecasts come from a collaboration between the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and BSC, and are intended to help the authorities in making decisions aimed at limiting the damage caused by the eruption.

Read more on the BSC website.

ChEESE´s volcanic ash forecasting service is validated in exercise conducted with the Buenos Aires Volcanic Ash Advisory Center
14 December 2021

A real exercise was conducted on December 10, 2021 to test a potential service on volcanic ash forecasts developed by the EU-funded project, ChEESE Center of Excellence (CoE). The exercise, organised in cooperation with the Buenos Aires Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC), was made possible thanks to the supercomputing resources provided by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), which allowed the delivery of higher-resolution ensemble-based deterministic and probabilistic products under the strict time constraints imposed by this urgent computing problem.

Go to the BSC website to learn more.

Social media campaign celebrates the ChEESE women in science
11 February 2022

The ChEESE Equality Committee, also known as ShEESE, celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science by launching a social media campaign on the week of 11 February 2022.  Photos and quotes of the project´s female researchers were posted on Twitter and LinkedIn and used the hashtags #InternationalDayofWomenandGirlsinScience, #WomeninScience, #howitstarted and #howitsgoing. The campaign concluded with a collage of pictures posted on 11 February. 

The researchers featured include Sara Aniko Wirp (LMU), Laura Sandri (INGV), Beatriz Martinez Montesinos (INGV), Sara Barsotti (Icelandic MET Office), Nathalie Favretto-Cristini (CNRS), Marisol Monterrubio Velasco (BSC) and Marta Pienkowska (ETH). 

Sara Barsotti

Sara Aniko Wirp

Laura Sandri

Nathalie Favretto-Cristini

Beatriz Martinez Montesinos

Marisol Monterrubio Velasco

Marta Pienkowska

ShEESE 2022