Delft Software Days 2015 Programme

The Delft Software Days (DSD-INT 2015) is the platform that brings together the international community in the area of water, subsurface and infrastructure. The event is the opportunity to share the latest software developments with one another and to move ahead together. We organize an extensive array of courses and workshops to share our expertise, our software skills and our experiences.

The DSD-INT 2015 will take place this autumn from Monday, 26 October to Friday, 6 November. Following the 2012, 2013 and 2014 event, it offers an extensive twelve-day programme filled with courses, workshops and users meetings at Deltares (Boussinesqweg 1, Delft), The Netherlands.

We will welcome 600+ participants from 200+ organizations from 50+ nationalities. This annual event provides a venue for both users and developers of Delft software products, tools and data & knowledge management systems. It gives an excellent opportunity to present new scientific insights in modelling, recent advances in data & knowledge management and latest open software developments, related to water, subsurface and infrastructure.

With the Delft Software Days we contribute to the software community. The community using Delft open source software is currently 10,000+ members worldwide and is growing rapidly. The DSD-INT 2015 events are held in support of the open source community and are important in fostering relationships with universities, research institutes, governmental organizations and companies.

Programme

Workshop Users meeting Symposium Course Excursion Dinner Masterclass
Sunday 25 October 2015
Time Event
20:30
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22:30

Icebreaker drinks

All participants to the Delft Software Days are invited to join us at the Icebreaker drinks on Sunday evening. During this informal get-together we will take care of drinks and snacks. Location: Grand Cafe De Sjees, Markt 5, Delft city centre.

Monday 26 October 2015
Time Event
09:00
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17:00

Delft-FEWS - Configuration Course

Delft-FEWS is an open data handling platform initially developed as a hydrological forecasting and warning system. Essentially it is a sophisticated collection of modules designed for building a Forecasting, Evaluation and Warning System. Because of its unique characteristics concerning data importing and processing and model connections, Delft-FEWS has also been applied in a wide range of different operational situations. Examples are water quality forecasting, reservoir management, operational sewer management optimization, and even peat fire prediction.

This Advanced Configuration…

09:00
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17:00

Delft3D Flexible Mesh - Hydrodynamic modelling

The Delft3D Flexible Mesh Suite (Delft3D FM) is the successor of the structured Delft3D 4 Suite. The Delft3D FM Suite can simulate storm surges, typhoons / hurricanes, tsunamis, detailed flows and water levels, waves, sediment transport and morphology, water quality and ecology and is capable of handling the interactions between these processes.

The key component of Delft3D FM is the D-Flow Flexible Mesh (D-Flow FM) engine for hydrodynamical simulations on unstructured and structured grids in 1D-2D-3D. D-Flow FM is the successor of Delft3D-FLOW and SOBEK-1DFLOW.

Like Delft3D-FLOW, D-Flow FM is…

09:00
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17:00

SOBEK 3 - Advanced River Modelling

This river modelling course is intended for existing and future SOBEK users. SOBEK 3 is the next generation simulation software package for evaluating and forecasting hydraulic functioning of rivers under different conditions. During the two-day basic course, we will address key functionalities such as: hydraulics, 1D2D Flooding, Real-Time Control and Python scripting.

Course background

We will focus on hydraulic and morphodynamic behaviour in rivers. Following an idealised stretch of the Dutch river Waal, we will cover functionalities required in consulting projects. 

You will  learn how to set-up a model from…

09:00
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17:00

Symposium 'Earth Observation & Data Science'

Today, the tools for capturing data, on both a mega-scale and a milli-scale, are immense and still emerging. As a result we have to face the challenges of Big Data: large data sets, both in size and complexity. To do this, we need new methods and technologies for data handling, visualization and knowledge acquisition.

The goal of this symposium is to achieve a thorough understanding of the true potential of data science and its benefits. This year the symposium will have a special emphasis in Earth Observation data.

The program…

Tuesday 27 October 2015
Time Event
09:00
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17:00

Data Science: Earth Observation Tools

DAY 1
Data Science Workshops on 27 and 28 October can be followed separately. Attending to both requires registration for both.

The course gives the participants a general introduction to the sentinel toolbox. The participants get to know a comprehensive approach (OpenEarth) for handling data, models and tools that actually works in hydraulic engineering practice at a truly significant scale. Data Assimilation has many potential useful applications in modeling. Therefore a short Introduction to Open Da will be given. All tools and models are open-source and will be made available…

09:00
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17:00

Delft-FEWS - Configuration Course

Delft-FEWS is an open data handling platform initially developed as a hydrological forecasting and warning system. Essentially it is a sophisticated collection of modules designed for building a Forecasting, Evaluation and Warning System. Because of its unique characteristics concerning data importing and processing and model connections, Delft-FEWS has also been applied in a wide range of different operational situations. Examples are water quality forecasting, reservoir management, operational sewer management optimization, and even peat fire prediction.

This Advanced Configuration…

09:00
-
17:00

Delft3D Flexible Mesh - Hydrodynamic modelling

The Delft3D Flexible Mesh Suite (Delft3D FM) is the successor of the structured Delft3D 4 Suite. The Delft3D FM Suite can simulate storm surges, typhoons / hurricanes, tsunamis, detailed flows and water levels, waves, sediment transport and morphology, water quality and ecology and is capable of handling the interactions between these processes.

The key component of Delft3D FM is the D-Flow Flexible Mesh (D-Flow FM) engine for hydrodynamical simulations on unstructured and structured grids in 1D-2D-3D. D-Flow FM is the successor of Delft3D-FLOW and SOBEK-1DFLOW.

Like Delft3D-FLOW, D-Flow FM is…

09:00
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13:00

Lockfill - Hydraulic design schipping locks

In order to limit the delay for navigation it is important that the operation of a navigation lock progresses within a minimum of time. Lock operation must also be safe from the shipping point of view; this requires that the hydraulic forces on the ship in the lock chamber remain acceptable during operation. The program LOCKFILL is developed by Deltares to provide an easy-to-use calculation for lock design.

The LOCKFILL program simulates the filling and emptying process of a shipping lock. It is suitable for shipping locks with a filling…

09:00
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17:00

SOBEK 3 - Advanced River Modelling

This river modelling course is intended for existing and future SOBEK users. SOBEK 3 is the next generation simulation software package for evaluating and forecasting hydraulic functioning of rivers under different conditions. During the two-day basic course, we will address key functionalities such as: hydraulics, 1D2D Flooding, Real-Time Control and Python scripting.

Course background

We will focus on hydraulic and morphodynamic behaviour in rivers. Following an idealised stretch of the Dutch river Waal, we will cover functionalities required in consulting projects. 

You will  learn how to set-up a model from…

Wednesday 28 October 2015
Time Event
09:00
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17:00

Data Science Workshop

DAY 2
Data Science Workshops on 27 and 28 October can be followed separately. Attending to both requires registration for both.

The course gives the participants a general introduction to the sentinel toolbox. The participants get to know a comprehensive approach (OpenEarth) for handling data, models and tools that actually works in hydraulic engineering practice at a truly significant scale. Data Assimilation has many potential useful applications in modeling. Therefore a short Introduction to Open Da will be…

09:00
-
17:00

Delft-FEWS - International User Days

The 11th International Delft-FEWS User Days is a two-day event which allows you to share your experiences and new developments with Delft-FEWS users across the globe.

This year, next to the traditional sessions dedicated to configuration and new features of the software, we will expand our focus and look at the world of forecasting beyond the Delft-FEWS environment. For instance, how do I use forecast information in preparing for and responding to a disaster? How do we communicate with partner agencies, issue information to the general public, and navigate cross-boundary response with…

09:00
-
17:00

Delft3D 4 - Environmental modelling

Environmental modelling is based on the transport of substances in surface and ground water using the so-called advection-diffusion equation. The water quality module Delft3D-WAQ of the Delft3D 4 Suite is based on this equation and it offers different computational methods to solve it numerically on an arbitrary irregular shaped grid, on a grid of rectangles, triangles or curvilinear computational elements. The sediment transport module Delft3D-SED can be applied to model the transport of cohesive and non-cohesive sediments, i.e. to study the spreading of dredged materials, to study sedimentation/erosion patterns and…

09:00
-
17:00

Delft3D 4 - Modelling sediment transport and bed dynamics

To simulate the evolution of random, short-crested windgenerated waves in coastal waters (which may include estuaries, tidal inlets, barrier islands with tidal flats, channels etc.) the wave module Delft3D-WAVE of the Delft3D 4 Suite can be used. This wave module computes wave propagation, wave generation by wind, non-linear wave-wave interactions and dissipation, for a given bottom topography, wind field, water level and current field in waters of deep, intermediate and finite depth. The sediment transport module of Delft3D-FLOW integrates the effects of waves, currents, sediment transport on morphological development, related…

09:00
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12:30

Delft3D 4 - Open Source Pre- and Postprocessing

Workshop is fully booked

09:00
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17:00

Python Scripting in SOBEK 3 & Delft3D Flexible Mesh

Scripting within Delta Shell enhances the capabilities for running automated model batches, quickly recovering large amounts of data from multiple sources (including servers) and adding it to your models, or easily programming multiple runs (such as sensitivity analysis or model calibration). Additionally, it is currently possible to create libraries of definitions on which to continue developing new higher level scripts. These library scripts can also be easily shared.

During this workshop, an introduction to the scripting environment will be given, as well as some example exercises that you can use…

09:00
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17:00

SWAN - Wave Modelling

For designing engineering structures such as breakwaters, storm surge barriers or levees, coastal engineers often need high-quality, detailed wave information as represented by the significant wave height, wave period and mean direction or the two-dimensional wave spectrum. For many situations, the phase-average wave model SWAN provides the required wave information. SWAN can be used as stand-alone application, but it is also included in Delft3D 4 as Delft3D-WAVE. Both ways are offered in this course.

 

Apart from teaching the relevant wave physics, typical modelling pitfalls will be discussed. You are invited…

09:00
-
17:00

Waves2FOAM - Detailed modelling of free surface flows

The course gives the participants a general introduction to detailed numerical modelling for offshore and coastal applications. The course will cover the theoretical background of basic wave theory and its importance for numerical modelling of water waves and fluid structure interaction. The participants get hands-on experience with the numerical models and advanced post processing tools through relevant engineering case studies. All tools and models are open-source and will be made available to the participants.

Topics

  • Basic wave theory
  • Numerical modelling of water waves
    This topic includes discussion on wave…
14:00
-
17:00

Delft3D 4 - Open Source Pre- and Postprocessing

Workshop is fully booked

18:30
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22:30

Delft-FEWS - Dinner

All participants and contributors to the 11th International Delft-FEWS User Days are invited to join us at the Delft-FEWS dinner. 

If you have specific dietary whishes (gluten intolerance, vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian etc), please let us know via e-mail: dsd@deltares.nl 

Thursday 29 October 2015
Time Event
09:00
-
17:00

Delft-FEWS - International User Days

The 11th International Delft-FEWS User Days is a two-day event which allows you to share your experiences and new developments with Delft-FEWS users across the globe.

This year, next to the traditional sessions dedicated to configuration and new features of the software, we will expand our focus and look at the world of forecasting beyond the Delft-FEWS environment. For instance, how do I use forecast information in preparing for and responding to a disaster? How do we communicate with partner agencies, issue information to the general public, and navigate cross-boundary response with…

09:00
-
17:00

Delft3D 4 - Environmental modelling

Environmental modelling is based on the transport of substances in surface and ground water using the so-called advection-diffusion equation. The water quality module Delft3D-WAQ of the Delft3D 4 Suite is based on this equation and it offers different computational methods to solve it numerically on an arbitrary irregular shaped grid, on a grid of rectangles, triangles or curvilinear computational elements. The sediment transport module Delft3D-SED can be applied to model the transport of cohesive and non-cohesive sediments, i.e. to study the spreading of dredged materials, to study sedimentation/erosion patterns and…

09:00
-
17:00

Delft3D 4 - Modelling sediment transport and bed dynamics

To simulate the evolution of random, short-crested windgenerated waves in coastal waters (which may include estuaries, tidal inlets, barrier islands with tidal flats, channels etc.) the wave module Delft3D-WAVE of the Delft3D 4 Suite can be used. This wave module computes wave propagation, wave generation by wind, non-linear wave-wave interactions and dissipation, for a given bottom topography, wind field, water level and current field in waters of deep, intermediate and finite depth. The sediment transport module of Delft3D-FLOW integrates the effects of waves, currents, sediment transport on morphological development, related…

09:00
-
17:00

Delft3D 4 - River hydro-morphodynamic modelling

The course gives the participants a general introduction to numerical modeling of river dynamics. The course will cover both the theoretical background of river hydro-morphodynamics and how to apply Delft3D. Through relevant case studies the participants get hands-on experience in the open-source software Delft3D. They will furthermore get an idea of the wide variety of studies Delft3D can be used for, ranging from quick-scan studies to full river-system studies engaging decades of morphological evolution.

 

09:00
-
17:00

SWAN - Wave Modelling

For designing engineering structures such as breakwaters, storm surge barriers or levees, coastal engineers often need high-quality, detailed wave information as represented by the significant wave height, wave period and mean direction or the two-dimensional wave spectrum. For many situations, the phase-average wave model SWAN provides the required wave information. SWAN can be used as stand-alone application, but it is also included in Delft3D 4 as Delft3D-WAVE. Both ways are offered in this course.

 

Apart from teaching the relevant wave physics, typical modelling pitfalls will be discussed. You are invited…

09:00
-
17:00

Waves2FOAM - Detailed modelling of free surface flows

The course gives the participants a general introduction to detailed numerical modelling for offshore and coastal applications. The course will cover the theoretical background of basic wave theory and its importance for numerical modelling of water waves and fluid structure interaction. The participants get hands-on experience with the numerical models and advanced post processing tools through relevant engineering case studies. All tools and models are open-source and will be made available to the participants.

Topics

  • Basic wave theory
  • Numerical modelling of water waves
    This topic includes discussion on wave…
Friday 30 October 2015
Time Event
09:00
-
17:00

Delft3D 4 - Environmental modelling

Environmental modelling is based on the transport of substances in surface and ground water using the so-called advection-diffusion equation. The water quality module Delft3D-WAQ of the Delft3D 4 Suite is based on this equation and it offers different computational methods to solve it numerically on an arbitrary irregular shaped grid, on a grid of rectangles, triangles or curvilinear computational elements. The sediment transport module Delft3D-SED can be applied to model the transport of cohesive and non-cohesive sediments, i.e. to study the spreading of dredged materials, to study sedimentation/erosion patterns and…

09:00
-
17:00

Delft3D 4 - Modelling sediment transport and bed dynamics

To simulate the evolution of random, short-crested windgenerated waves in coastal waters (which may include estuaries, tidal inlets, barrier islands with tidal flats, channels etc.) the wave module Delft3D-WAVE of the Delft3D 4 Suite can be used. This wave module computes wave propagation, wave generation by wind, non-linear wave-wave interactions and dissipation, for a given bottom topography, wind field, water level and current field in waters of deep, intermediate and finite depth. The sediment transport module of Delft3D-FLOW integrates the effects of waves, currents, sediment transport on morphological development, related…

09:00
-
17:00

Probabilistic forecasting

Many hydrologic forecasting agencies are moving towards probabilistic forecasting for the purpose of estimating predictive hydrologic uncertainties. These estimates are often based on ensemble techniques and/or statistical post-processing. The present course gives an introduction to these techniques as well as discusses related topics such as verification of probabilistic forecasts and effectively using probability forecasts in operational practice.

09:00
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12:30

Symposium '3Di: Large Scale, Detailed and Interactive Modelling'

3Di enables decision makers and civilians to visualize the impact of the proposed measures in various climate scenarios interactively on a touch screen. It runs in the cloud and is currently used by Dutch water boards and municipalities for urban delta planning and flood risk assessment. Under the hood of 3Di runs a state of the art 1D/2D hydraulic computational core for fast, accurate and high-resolution simulations.

www.3di.nu

14:00
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17:00

Symposium 'Planning support toolbox for climate resilient urban design'

A planning support toolbox was developed to assist urban water managers, spatial planners and landscape architects from municipalities and water authorities in developing climate and future resilient plans for new build and refurbishment. (Retro)fitting blue-green infrastructure in an urban environment has both spatial and hydrological consequences; co-creation of the plan by designers, engineers and stakeholders is required. Tools to estimate 1. the adaptation assignment and 2. the effect of packages of adaptation measures on pluvial flood risk, drought and heat stress were developed to support the conceptual and preliminary design…

Monday 02 November 2015
Time Event
09:00
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17:00

Symposium Water Quality and Ecological modelling

How do you track accidental spills from rivers to coastal water? Which measures need to be taken to improve the water quality in the Turkish Buyuk Menderes? Why do we have to take groundwater into account to effectively manage freshwater ecosystems? How do you assess quickly and reliable discharges into different types of surface waters? What are the challenges of monitoring suspended particulate matter in the North Sea and how can water quality models help address these?

The above questions are all being studied using a myriad of ecological and…

09:00
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17:00

XBeach - Storm event modelling (basic)

This one-day XBeach Basic Course will involve presentations discussing XBeach model formulations, physical background of model concepts and applications (examples). Participants will engage in a hands-on session involving model setup, running XBeach and analyzing output.

Tuesday 03 November 2015
Time Event
09:00
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17:00

Decision Making Under Uncertainty

The third international working session on “Decision-making in times of profound uncertainty” will take place from 3 to 5 November in Delft. The session will be attended by 70 scientists and experts from the field, who will come from all corners of the world to discuss the best approach to making decisions in uncertain times.

During the last year, the Netherlands started on the implementation of the measures from the new delta plans for flood risk management and fresh water. The Delta Commissioner reported on these activities in the 2016…

09:00
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17:00

Symposium 'Next Generation Hydro Software'

This year's Symposium 'Next Generation Hydro Software (NGHS)' will be the venue of the launch of the Delft3D Flexible Mesh Suite 2016 worldwide.

The Delft3D FM Suite can simulate storm surges, typhoons / hurricanes, tsunamis, detailed flows and water levels, waves, sediment transport and morphology, water quality and ecology and is capable of handling the interactions between these processes.

The key component of Delft3D FM is the D-Flow Flexible Mesh (D-Flow FM) engine for hydrodynamical simulations on unstructured grids in 1D-2D-3D. Like Delft3D-FLOW, D-Flow FM is capable of handling curvilinear…

09:00
-
17:00

XBeach - Storm event modelling (advanced)

This one-day XBeach Advanced Course will involve presentations discussing XBeach model formulations, physical background of model concepts and applications (examples). Participants will engage in a hands-on session involving model setup, running XBeach and analyzing output.

18:30
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22:30

DSD Dinner

This years' DSD Conference diner is in 't Postkantoor, Hippolytusbuurt 14, Delft Centre.

Bus transport to Delft Centre is arranged.

Wednesday 04 November 2015
Time Event
09:00
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17:00

Baseline Course

Participation is on invitation only.

09:00
-
17:00

Decision Making Under Uncertainty

The third international working session on “Decision-making in times of profound uncertainty” will take place from 3 to 5 November in Delft. The session will be attended by 70 scientists and experts from the field, who will come from all corners of the world to discuss the best approach to making decisions in uncertain times.

During the last year, the Netherlands started on the implementation of the measures from the new delta plans for flood risk management and fresh water. The Delta Commissioner reported on these activities in the 2016…

09:00
-
17:30

Delft3D - User Meeting

The Delft3D user meeting during the Delft Software Days provides a unique venue for all Delft3D 4 and Delft3D Flexible Mesh users and developers worldwide to present the latest Delft3D applications, new scientific insights in modelling, and the latest open source developments.

 

Keynote speaker

This years’ keynote speaker of the Delft3D User Meeting is Ehab Meselhe, Ph.D., P.E, Director of Natural Systems Modeling & Monitoring, The Water Institute of the Gulf, USA. In his Keynote Lecture Dr. Meselhe will describe what he has learned about coastal wetland, estuarine, and riverine…

Thursday 05 November 2015
Time Event
09:00
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17:00

Delft3D Flexible Mesh - Next generation River modelling

With the increased pressure to manage multiple conflicting functions for rivers; the demand on having more complex river models has increased in the past decade. With recent developments in modelling tools and techniques, there are opportunities to meet the demands for complex modelling. In this workshop, we ask some key experts, as well as developers, to share their experience in modelling rivers and show the state-of-the-art modelling of rivers. The workshop will also include a session dedicated for hands-on experience to model rivers using the new Delft3D Flexible Mesh Suite.…

09:00
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17:00

UNIBEST - Coastline Modelling

Coastlines are dynamic systems requiring state-of-art models to address coast related questions. This holds especially for ‘soft’ coastlines like beaches which mainly consist of sediments. The existing shoreline position is often the result of a delicate balance between eroding and accreting forces. Changes in position of the shoreline may therefore occur on different temporal scales (months to decades). The driving factors for these changes can be natural or due to human induced measures.

Both natural and human induced changes to coastlines have been studied by Deltares in a wide variety…

12:30
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17:00

Symposium 'Infrastructure for Water & Energy'

Deltares has organized her R&D activities in 18 portfolios. The portfolio Infrastructure for Water and Energy will present recent results and discuss future challenges in a mini-conference on November 5th during the Delft Software Days. This portfolio addresses water infrastructure for conventional and renewable energy sources. The activities include a wide range of software developments and physical modelling.

The portfolio is shaped around the following observed trends:

  1. Water-related renewable energy constitutes a growing share of the energy mix, such as
  2. Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES)
  3. Critical water and energy…
14:00
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17:30

MyDeltares - Compute as a Service: Delft3D Flexible Mesh

Together with Nerdalize, Deltares is working on the MyDeltares "Compute as a Service" environment. This service enables Deltares software users to make use of various (public) cloud infrastructures in an organized, controllable and cost effective manner. During this interactive session, Ad van der Veer (Nerdalize) will sketch the possibilities and opportunities that "hybrid cloud" has to offer. Moreover, together we will explore what your ideal compute platform would look like. This means that by participating in this co-creation workshop, you will have the unique opportunity to lay the foundation of…

Friday 06 November 2015
Time Event
09:00
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17:00

Delft3D 4 - Open Source Workshop 'Hydro-Morphodynamics

A hands-on workshop about compiling the open source code of Delft3D 4. You can use your own laptop and will be guided through downloading, compiling and using the software. Topics related to Delft3D-FLOW are “modifying the source code”, “parallel calculations” and “debugging”.

09:00
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17:00

Delft3D 4 – Hurricane Storm Surge Modelling

Storm and hurricane induced surges present a continuous threat to coastal areas across the globe. Deltares had developed a tropical cyclone modeling tool within the Delft Dashboard software in conjunction with the hydrodynamic model Delft3D-FLOW, allowing an integrated, easy and fast set up of storm surge models under tropical cyclone conditions anywhere in the world. After this advanced course the participants will get insight into the working of Delft Dashboard  alongside the hurricane toolbox, and they will be able to:

  • Set-up a Delft3D storm surge model
  • Nest a detailed…
09:00
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17:00

OpenDA & Delft3D Flexible Mesh - Model improvement using Observations

Combining observations and computational models enhances the value of both. It allows for more accurate predictions with computational models and it enriches observations with a more comprehensive view  of what is happening in your system.

OpenDA is an Open Source toolset that lets you quickly couple observations and computational models. It has been developed at Delft University of Technology, Deltares and VORtech.

In this course you will be introduced to the fundamental concepts and functionality of OpenDA.…