2013 Panorama Hotel, Steinsland


8th International EnKF Workshop
May 27-29, 2013
Panorama Hotel, Steinsland (Sotra outside Bergen)

Welcome to the 8th International EnKF Workshop arranged by IRIS, NERSC and Uni CIPR.

The ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) and its many variants have been proven effective for data assimilation in large models, including those in atmospheric, oceanic, hydrologic, and petroleum reservoir systems. By bringing together technical experts, practitioners, researchers and students for presentations and informal interchange of information, we aim to share research results and suggest important challenges that have yet to be addressed. Read more here.

The 8th International EnKF workshop is arranged by IRIS in collaboration with the Nansen Center (NERSC) and the Uni Centre for Integrated Petroleum Research (CIPR).  

Invited speakers:

Pavel Sakov (Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Au): "Ensemble redrawing in strongly nonlinear systems"
Geir Evensen (Statoil): "Fast Model Update: A workflow for big-loop model updating"
Eugenia Kalnay (University of Maryland): "Recent Advances in Data Assimilation with Ensemble Kalman Filter"
Remus Hanea (Statoil)
Henrik Madsen (DHI Group): "Towards a probabilistic hydrological forecasting and data assimilation system"

Call for abstract: The deadline is March 21, 2013 and abstracts must be sent to Randi Valestrand (rv@iris.no).

We welcome abstracts on both new developments of the EnKF and related data assimilation methods and realistic applications. The applications are encouraged to discuss limitations and suggest further developments of the method. The accepted abstracts will be scheduled for either oral presentation or poster presentation. This workshop does not publish full papers, so submission of full paper is not required.Dates:  May 27- 29, 2013

Program available here

Venue: Panorama Konferansehotel, Steinsland (Bergen)

How to get there: Transport by bus from Grand Hotel Terminus in Bergen to Panorama Hotel on Monday morning, May 27th, and back again Wednesday afternoon 29th will be arranged.

If accommodation is needed prior or after the workshop please contact Hotel Grand Terminus directly by e-mail: booking@grandterminus.no or phone: +4755212500. NOK 890 / NOK 1095 per single/double room per night incl. breakfast.
Deadline for reservation: April 25th 2013. Reservation code: 2885200.
Please notice: The number of rooms is limited!!

Registration fee including hotel: 9000 NOK (all taxes included). This includes the conference, three lunches, two dinners, two nights at the Panorama hotel (27. - 29. May) and cultural arrangement day two; Sea Eagle safari. Please notice: The registration is binding.

Registration: Closed

Deadline for registration: April 25th 2013.

Sponsor: Please contact Randi Valestrand (rv@iris.no) if you want to sponsor the workshop.

Scientific committee: Randi Valestrand (rv@iris.no), Yan Chen (yach@iris.no), IRIS, Laurent Bertino (laurent.bertino@nersc.no), Nansen Center and Dean Oliver (dean.oliver@uni.no), CIPR

Organizing committee: Randi Valestrand (rv@iris.no), Yan Chen (yach@iris.no) and Mette S.Myhre (mes@iris.no) IRIS