DANUBIUS-RI Modelling Node Webinar

Tuesday, 01 December 2020

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Date 01 December 2020
Time 10:00 - 12:00 CET (Delft time, UTC+1)
Event is closed for registration
Registry fee € Free
Chair Debora Bellafiore (ISMAR-CNR), Georg Umgiesser (ISMAR-CNR), Francesca Depascalis (ISMAR-CNR), Joost Icke (Deltares) and Björn Backeberg (Deltares)


The DANUBIUS-RI initiative aims to establish a distributed, pan-European Environmental Research Infrastructure for advanced studies on River-Sea Systems. Its mission includes facilitating excellent science on the continuum from river source to sea, offering state-of-the art research infrastructure and providing the integrated knowledge required to manage and protect River-Sea Systems. 

There are four nodes of DANUBIUS-RI: (1) Observation Node, (2) Analysis Node, (3) Modelling Node, and (4) Impact Node. Their combined ambitions are to

  • Overcome the current fragmentation of science, knowledge, data and management in rivers and seas by integrating spatial, temporal, disciplinary and sectorial thinking. 
  • To provide scientific solutions to environmental and societal risks arising from global and climate change. 
  • Offer a source to sea perspective to resolve problems arising from human impacts on River-Sea Systems.

The explicit foci of the Modelling Node include developing modelling tools, linking socio-economic impacts, investigating future scenarios and providing expert support. The Modelling Node is organised into the following thematic working groups (WG):

  • WG1 Spatially integrated models in River-Sea systems
  • WG2 Interchange formats, standardization of input/output
  • WG3 Post Processing
  • WG4 Water quality and pollution modeling

At this webinar, in a series of lightning talks and a panel discussion, you will learn about the current status of the modelling activities in the DANUBIUS-RI, highlighting the potential for models to address critical environmental challenges. The community will discuss challenges faced and overcome, whilst sharing new developments and results.

We look forward to welcoming you at our webinar! 


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Schedule - Tuesday, 01 December 2020

Time Event
10:00 - 10:05 Welcome
Debora Bellafiore (ISMAR-CNR)
10:05 - 10:55 Lightning Talks
10:05 - 10:10 Coupling numerical models of two Supersites: Middle Rhine and Rhine-Meuse Delta (WG1)
Thomas Brudy (BAW)
10:10 - 10:15 Challenges in cross-scale modelling of Elbe Estuary and German Bight
Joanna Staneva (HZG)
10:15 - 10:20 Applications, challenges and bottlenecks in modelling the Supersite Delta Po and North Adriatic Lagoons (WG1)
Debora Bellafiore (ISMAR-CNR)
10:20 - 10:25 Coupled hydraulic/fish habitat modeling of lower Nestos river (WG1)
Georgios Sylaios (DUT)
10:25 - 10:30 Overview of Delft3D modeling of sediment dynamics and morphodynamics of the Scheldt estuary
Jebbe van der Werf (Deltares)
10:30 - 10:35 Morphodynamic modelling in early warning systems (WG2)
Agustin Sánchez-Archilla (UPC)
10:35 - 10:40 Towards a unified UGRID-NetCDF file format for flow simulations on unstructured grids (WG2)
Aissa Sehili (BAW)
10:40 - 10:45 Post-processing of modeling data: tidal, harmonic and long-term analysis and aggregation (WG3)
Julia Benndorf (BAW)
10:45 - 10:50 Recent advances in water quality and pollution modelling: SHYFEM-BFM and mercury modelling (WG4)
Donata Canu (OGS)
10:50 - 10:55 Modeling Water Quality in German Waterways - Integration and Workflows
Jens Wyrwa (BAFG)
10:55 - 11:05 Break
11:05 - 11:55 Open discussion
Moderator: Björn Backeberg (Deltares)
11:55 - 12:00 Wrap up / Conclusion