The center for Earth system observation and computational analysis (CESOC) is a research partnership founded in October 2020 between the Universities of Bonn and Cologne as well as the Forschungszentrum Jülich. CESOC aims at close ties between geosciences[1], computer science, and mathematical methods through HPC, big data, optimization, data analysis, or machine learning methods. Ongoing global environmental changes require comprehensive knowledge of the manifold processes that shape our climate system. With the novel observation system coming with new satellites or ground-based instrumentation efficient ways of data processing must be found. Thus, CESOC develops interdisciplinary approaches to connect novel Earth system observations with modeling and monitoring to comprehensively observe, understand and forecast the Earth system in these crucial times of global environmental changes.

As the three partners already look back on many years of successful scientific cooperation, the synergetic potential of an interdisciplinary working environment is given. Excellent and internationally well-recognized research at all three locations Bonn, Cologne, and Jülich clustered within CESOC will lead to many interesting new projects and education concepts.

For more information on CESOC and events or news have a look at its recently relaunched website:

By Sybille Y. Schoger (coordinator of CESOC)

[1]i.e. meteorology, atmospheric chemistry, hydrology, climatology and paleoclimatology, soil sciences and near-surface geophysics, plant and agricultural sciences, geodesy, remote sensing, geoinformatics