The History of MESSy

17.03.2022 The Institute for Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany (GUF-IAU) joins the MESSy Consortium
03.12.2021 The Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas / Insitute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (CSIC-IAA) joins the MESSy Consortium
  • The poster by Simon Rosanka (from FZJ) et al. receives a Honorary Mention at the IGAC 2021 Conference:
  • The poster by Mariano Mertens (from DLR-PA) et al. receives a Honorary Mention at the IGAC 2021 Conference:
    • Covid-19 induced lower-tropospheric ozone changes; Mariano Mertens, Patrick Jöckel, Sigrun Matthes, Matthias Nützel, Volker Grewe, Robert Sausen, Poster COVID-18C, IGAC 2021 Conference, 2021.
    • (see also the corresponding paper:
23.09.2021 Simon Rosanka receives the Bernd Rendel-Preis 2021 from the DFG
23.06.2021 The Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre joins the MESSy Consortium
31.05. - 02.06.2021 10th annual EMAC Symposium, 1st Virtual Meeting
(~80 participants from at least 10 institutions, 46 presentations + 6 invited talks)
14.04.2021 release of MESSy 2.55.0
09.12.2020 The Meteorological Institute of the Faculty of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU), Munich, Germany joins the MESSy Consortium
07.12.2020 Hella Garny (DLR) receives the WCRP/WWRP International Prize for Model Development 2020 for her development of the EMIL operation mode of EMAC (external link)
16.10.2020 The Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, Environmental Meteorology, University of Freiburg (UFR) joins the MESSy Consortium
02.-04.07.2019 9th annual EMAC Symposium, FZJ, Jülich
(51 participants from 12 institutions, 40 oral contributions)
25.09.2018 release of MESSy 2.54.0
26-29.06.2018 Feijia Yin (from TU Delft) et al. receive the best paper award at the ICRAT 2018 conference (external link):
  • Feijia Yin, Volker Grewe, Jesper van Manen, Sigrun Matthes, Hiroshi Yamashita, Florian Linke, Benjamin Lührs, Verification of the ozone algorithmic climate change functions for predicting the short-term NOx effects from aviation en-route, USA & EUROPA ICRAT 2018, Number 54, Barcelona, June 26-29, 2018.
06.-08.06.2018 8th annual EMAC Symposium, KIT-SCC, Karlsruhe
(54 participants from 10 institutions, 37 oral contributions)
26.-28.06.2017 7th annual EMAC Symposium, MPI-C, Mainz
(61 participants from 10 institutions, 38 oral contributions)
23.05.2017 The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia (KAUST) joins the MESSy Consortium
21.02.2017 release of MESSy 2.53.0
12.10.2016 The Sun Yat-Sen University, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Guangzhou, China (SYSU) joins the MESSy Consortium
27.09.2016 The Climate Group, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University (UAarhusGD) joins the MESSy Consortium
29.6-01.07.2016 6th annual EMAC Symposium, DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen
(54 participants from 11 institutions, 32 oral contributions)
17.06.2016 Charlotte Hoppe (FZJ) receives the ABC/J Forschungspreis for her Dissertation entitled "A Lagrangian transport core for the simulation of stratospheric trace species in a Chemistry Climate Model" (external link)
07.04.2016 The Institute for Energy and Climate Research - Troposphere, Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ-IEK-8) joins the MESSy Consortium
02.12.2015 The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Technical University Delft (TUDelft) joins the MESSy Consortium
31.07.2015 release of MESSy 2.51/2.52
16.-18.06.2015 5th annual EMAC Symposium, FZJ, Jülich
(51 participants from 9 institutions, 35 oral contributions)
01.04.2015 The Department of Environmental Sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands (ESSWU) joins the MESSy Consortium
12.12.2014 The Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH-LAP) joins the MESSy Consortium
12.12.2014 The Meteorological Institute, University of Bonn (MIUB) joins the MESSy Consortium
17.06.2016 Volker Grewe, Sigrun Matthes and their team (DLR) receive the Aviation Award 2014 (external link) (external link) (external link)
12.08.2014 The Institute for Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science, University Hamburg (UHH-IHF) joins the MESSy Consortium
14.-16.07.2014 4th annual EMAC Symposium, FUB, Berlin
(60 participants from 9 institutions, 39 oral contributions)
11.04.2014 The Institute of Global Climate and Ecology (Moscow, IGCE-RU) joins the MESSy Consortium
06.12.2013 The Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences (CAMS) joins the MESSy Consortium
18.11.2013 The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Connecticut joins the MESSy Consortium
06.11.2013 release of MESSy 2.50
01.08.2013 official foundation of the multi-institutional "MESSy Consortium", currently comprising these institutions:
  • Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Oberpfaffenhofen (DLR-IPA)
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Trace Gases and Remote Sensing (KIT-IMK-ASF) and Steinbuch Centre for Computing - Simulation Lab Climate and Environment (KIT-SCC-SLC)
  • Institute for Energy and Climate Research - Stratosphere, Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ-IEK-7)
  • Max-Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz (MPIC) with associted Cyprus Institute (CYI)
  • Institute of Meteorology, Freie Universität Berlin (FUB)
  • Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Johannes-Gutenberg Universität Mainz (UMZ-IPA)
15.-16.07.2013 introductory workshop at MPIC Mainz with 16 participants from 4 institutions (-group picture-)
13.06.2013 third meeting of the working group on the foundation of a multi-institutional "MESSy Consortium"
12.-14.06.2013 3rd annual EMAC Symposium, KIT, Karlsruhe
(57 participants from 8 institutions, 31 oral contributions)
10.06.2013 approval of the ESCiMo (Earth System Chemistry integrated Modelling) project with "Konsortialstatus" by the DKRZ scientific steering committee (WLA)
14.05.2013 presentation of the ESCiMo (Earth System Chemistry integrated Modelling) proposal at the DKRZ scientific steering committee (WLA) meeting
29.01.2013 second meeting of the working group on the foundation of a multi-institutional "MESSy Consortium"
06.09.2012 first meeting of the working group on the foundation of a multi-institutional "MESSy Consortium"
22.03.2012 release of MESSy 2.42
21.03.2012 launch of the MESSy-WiKi
14.-16.01.2012 2nd annual EMAC Symposium, MPI-C, Mainz
(58 participants from 9 institutions, 38 oral contributions)
05.04.2011 double release of
MESSy 1.11 (MESSy development cycle 1)
MESSy 2.41 (MESSy development cycle 2)
25.-27.01.2011 1st EMAC Symposium, DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen
(44 participants from 9 institutions, 29 oral contributions)
22.12.2010 Development cycle 2 of MESSSy published in Geoscientific Model Development:
Jöckel, P., Kerkweg, A., Pozzer, A., Sander, R., Tost, H., Riede, H., Baumgaertner, A., Gromov, S., Kern, B., Development cycle 2 of the Modular Earth Submodel System (MESSy2), Geoscientific Model Development, 3, 717-752, doi: 10.5194/gmd-3-717-2010, 2010.
25.08.2010 release of MESSy 1.10
30-31.03.2010 introductory workshop at DLR Oberpfaffenhofen with 11 participants from 6 institutions
02.02.2010 release of MESSy 1.9
29-30.10.2009 introductory workshop at DLR Oberpfaffenhofen with 20 participants from 7 institutions
27.05.2009 release of MESSy 1.8
01.12.2008 release of MESSy 1.7
26.05.2008 release of MESSy 1.6
18.12.2007 release of MESSy 1.5
15.05.2007 release of MESSy 1.4
01.02.2007 The members of the Scientific Steering Board of the M&D group and the DKRZ ( discussed on their 14. meeting, following Prof. Schumann's (DLR) suggestion, to support MESSy as 'community model' by M&D.
01.12.2006 release of MESSy 1.3
07.11.2006 1st ECHAM5/MESSy1 evaluation published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics:
P. Jöckel, H. Tost, A. Pozzer, C. Brühl, J. Buchholz, L. Ganzeveld, P. Hoor, A. Kerkweg, M. G. Lawrence, R. Sander, B. Steil, G. Stiller, M. Tanarhte, D. Taraborrelli, J. van Aardenne, J. Lelieveld, The atmospheric chemistry general circulation model ECHAM5/MESSy1: consistent simulation of ozone from the surface to the mesosphere, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 5067-5104, 2006.
12.06.2006 release of MESSy 1.2
18.01.2006 release of MESSy 1.1
17.11.2005 Patrick Jöckel & Rolf Sander receive the Heinz Billing Award for the Advancement of Scientific Computation (external link) for the invention and design of MESSy
03/2005 - 12/2005 intensive debugging and evaluation simulations
11.03.2005 feature freeze and internal version MESSy 1.0
10.02.2005 MESSy Technical Note published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics:
Patrick Jöckel, Rolf Sander, Astrid Kerkweg, Holger Tost, and Jos Lelieveld, Technical Note: The Modular Earth Submodel System (MESSy) - a new approach towards Earth System Modeling, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 5, 433-444, 2005.
1stMESSy Workshop with 26 participants from 11 institutions; release of the preliminary test version MESSy 0.9
04-09.09.2004 presentation of MESSy on the 8th International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Conference in Christchurch, New Zealand (1 oral presentation and 11 posters)
06/2004 interface design definition finished
2001-2004 main development phase; design of basic interface structure with several revisions; programming of several MESSy submodels
06/2001 start of the project; formulation of the overall aims:
  • one model code for all projects covering all contributions
  • easily expandable and portable model code
  • code development independent of base model
  • efficient development of several contributions in parallel
  • comprehensive model easily applicable and expandable for beginners (user friendly)

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