To welcome and support Charles University Prague as one of the newest members of the MESSy consortium, a introductory workshop took place at 8-9 February 2023 at the Department of Atmospheric Physics, Charles University in Prague. The 15 participants from the Czech University consisted of a diverse mix of researchers, from Msc students via early career researchers to senior scientists. Their scientific focus ranges all the way from global dynamics in the middle atmosphere to regional chemistry-climate and air quality studies in Central Europe.
The workshop consisted of a combination of lectures and hands-on sessions to understand MESSy and run the EMAC model. It was given in a hybrid form, remotely lectured by P. Jöckel and supported on-site by R. Eichinger. Most participants gathered in the lecture room of the institute, but those who could not be there joined from their work places or from home. We are looking forward to working together with the new members, reading their MESSy-based publications, receiving their code contributions and wish them happy modelling with MESSy.