The year 2020 was a difficult year for ChEESE. Our members have had to deal with lockdowns, restrictions, remote working while taking care of young children, and a lot of other stresses that come with a pandemic. However, ChEESE partners have gone above and beyond in their work and have never faltered in their dedication to excellence.
Here are some of the ChEESE project´s achievements in 2020:
- The ChEESE publication "Anak Krakatau triggers volcanic freezer in the upper troposphere" was widely featured in mainstream media such as BBC, National Geographic and Forbes.
- Alice-Agnes Gabriel won the 2020 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC as well as the Seismological Society of America´s 2020 Charles F. Richter Early Career Award.
- ChEESE developed a workflow management system prototype for geoscience applications.
- ChEESE was granted a total of 180M core hours from the 20th and 21st PRACE Project Access calls, as well as 21.24M core hours by Germany´s Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) as part of a GCS regular project to utilise the SuperMUC-NG machine at Leibniz Supercomputing Centre.
- ChEESE organised a very successful training course titled "ChEESE Advanced Training on HPC for Computational Seismology". Slots were filled less than a week after the initial announcement of the course and feedback from participants were mostly very positive.
- ChEESE has created an all-female editorial board tasked with overseeing a Frontiers in Earth Science special issue called "High-Performance Computing in Solid Earth Geohazards: Progresses, Achievements and Challenges for a Safer World".