PRIMAVERA is organised around five major research themes:
- Innovations in Modelling
- Process-based Assessment
- Drivers of European Climate
- Flagship Simulations for CMIP6
- Climate Risk Assessment
The themes will interact strongly and follow an iterative workflow. The science themes (1, 2, 3) will primarily use simulations of theme 4. Theme 5 will ensure robust interpretation of the scientific risks for policy and other users, as well as engaging specific end-users in the co-design of climate scenarios.
The project will build on European research experience, for example using High Performance Computing developed in other projects (PRACE-UPSCALE, Athena), coordinated via the IS-ENES2 project on infrastructure development. It will make coordinated use of European high-resolution GCMs to generate projections to 2050.