Poseidon Project

The Poseidon Project will push the envelope on ocean simulations and build a data server for public access.

The Poseidon project is built on the following premises regarding cyberinfrastucture for Geosciences, and computational ocean/atmosphere/climate dynamics in particular:

  1. Computational Oceanography Has Come of Age
  2. Interactive Analyses of Petascale Ocean Simulations Must Be Widely Available
  3. Exascale Computational Sciences Is On The Horizon

The team will deliver a benchmark, accurate global ocean circulation solution at around 1 km horizontal resolution. It will build open-source software tools and a Data Access Portal to provide public interactive analyses and visualizations of the benchmark solution. And it will engage community stakeholders and leaders to plan a path to migrate computational oceanography to exascale.

The project is funded by NSF’s Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation initiative. Initial development was funded by a Johns Hopkins University IDIES Seed Grant. The project is a collaboration between researchers at the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, the Departments of Physics & Astronomy, and Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University, plus collaborators at Columbia University and MIT.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Numbers 1835640. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.