Several Cerfacs researchers and engineers are participating in the national research program TRACCS which was officially launched last Wednesday at the CNRS headquarters in Paris.
The TRACCS program (Transforming Climate Modelling for Climate Services) is one of the winners of the second wave of the call for proposals for Priority Research Programs and Equipment (PEPR) aimed at consolidating key scientific fields for the technological, economic, social or environmental transformations underway. TRACCS joins the FairCarbon and OneWater programs, selected in 2021, and IRIMa, selected in the summer of 2022, which focus respectively on the carbon cycle, the water cycle and risks.
TRACCS is jointly led by CNRS and Météo-France and will receive €51 million in funding over the period 2023-2030 as part of the France 2030 investment plan. It involves other French research players, including the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), the Institute of Research for Development (IRD), CERFACS, Grenoble Alpes University, Sorbonne University, Paris-Saclay University and the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.