A strategy meeting was held on 3-4 February 2020 in Toulouse for defining the strategic objectives for 2021-2025, and identifying the activities and resources needed to achieve them. Common key objectives for the new consortium for the next five years were agreed on:
- for the usual scientific areas as described in the Rolling Work Plan: data assimilation, dynamics, model parametrizations, surface, EPS, quality assurance and system
- the key actions needed to achieve greater interoperability between CSC’s and a more common working environment
- the possibilities and challenges arising from new technologies: computational science aspects, optimization of code/algorithms, performance and scalability on a variety of HPC architectures, possibilities from machine learning, the handling of increasingly large data volumes, etc.
A document "ALH Strategy 2021-2025" was written, based on the conclusions of this strategy meeting and approved by the ALADIN-HIRLAM joint Assembly on the 6th of June 2020.