1. IMPROVE

Improve the representation of key processes in European Earth System Models (ESMs).

2. EVALUATE

Evaluate thoroughly the scientific performance of these models.

3. USE

Use the models to generate a new set of Earth system projections for the coming century and coordinate a European contribution to CMIP6 ensuring new socio-economics scenarios.

4. ENSURE

Ensure knowledge developed in the project is communicated to key stakeholder communities in an engaging and understandable form.

CRESCENDO started in November 2015 and runs for 5 years.

Project Office

CRESCENDO's Project Office

  • Colin Jones
    CRESCENDO Project Coordinator
    National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), University of Leeds (UNIVLEEDS), based at Met Office Hadley Centre (MOHC), UK
    Colin Jones
    CRESCENDO Project Coordinator

    Colin is a Professor in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds and a NCAS core scientist. He heads the joint Met Office/NERC UKESM project. In his role as head of the UKESM project he is based at the Met Office in Exeter where the bulk of the UKESM core group are located. His primary role is to lead development of the next generation of UK Earth system models, with the 1st version of UKESM targeted for application within the WCRP 6th Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6).

  • Alberto Muñoz
    CRESCENDO Project Manager
    National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), University of Leeds (UNIVLEEDS), based at Met Office Hadley Centre (MOHC), UK
    Alberto Muñoz
    CRESCENDO Project Manager

    Alberto works alongside Colin Jones as the CRESCENDO Project Manager, also based at the Met Office in Exeter. He is a member of the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds and the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS). Alberto’s background is in Biological Sciences from where he moved to Project Management in 2014 working in a FP7 ITN Project before joining the H2020 Project CRESCENDO.