2017 Solstrand Hotel & Bad, Os


JUNE 12-14, 2017

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 12th International EnKF workshop is arranged by IRIS in collaboration with the Nansen Center (NERSC), the Uni Research CIPR (CIPR) and Statoil.  

Invited speakers:
  • Andreas Størksen Stordal, IRIS; "Iterative ensemble smoothers in the annealed importance sampling framework"
  • Dan Crisan, Imperial College London: "Data Assimilation for Stochastic Transport Models"
  • John Harlim, The Pennsylvania State University; "Improving EnKF with machine learning algorithms"
  • Peter Jan van Leeuwen, University of Reading; "Nonlinear ensemble data assimilation in high-dimensional spaces"
  • Chris Snyder, University Corporatation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR); "On multiscale data assimiliation"
  • Marius Heide, Statoil; "Ensemble-based assisted history matching in practice"

Scientific committee: Xiaodong Luo (xilu@iris.no), Geir Evensen (geve@iris.no), IRIS, Alberto Carrassi (alberto.carrassi@nersc.no), Nansen Center, Dean Oliver (dean.oliver@uni.no), Uni Research CIPR and Remus Hanea (rhane@statoil.com), Statoil and University of Stavanger (UiS)

Call for abstract: Deadline March 1st, 2017
Please notice:
Late submissions is not able this year due to accomodation.

We welcome abstracts on both new developments and applications of data assimilation algorithms, including but not limited to, ensemble-based methods and other Bayesian and/or nonlinear approaches. Abstracts on applications are encouraged to discuss limitations and suggest further developments of the assimilation methods. 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. To facilitate the workshop organization, we encourage our participants to submit abstracts with full information of all authors (e.g., name, affiliation, etc.)

Workshop dates:  June 12. - 14. 2017

Program: Please find the tentative program here

Venue: Solstrand Hotel & Bad, Os (Bergen)

Registration fee with accomodation:
10.830 NOK (all taxes included). This includes the conference, three lunches, two dinners and two nights at the hotel (12.-14. June).

Registration fee without accomodation:
4.170 NOK (all taxes included). This includes the conference, three lunches and two dinners.

Registration is closed. For late registration please contact Mette S. Myhre; mes@iris.no.

Deadline for registration:
March 19th, 2017

Need accommodation prior/after ws?
If accommodation is needed at Solstrand Hotel & Bad prior or after the workshop, please contact Mette Stokseth Myhre (mes@iris.no).

Prices: Sunday June 11th - Monday June 12th: NOK 1540 per night. From Wednesday June 14th to Thursday 15th: NOK 1540 per night. Deadline for reservation: March 20th.
Please notice:  The number of rooms is limited!

Link to summer school/mini school:
Link to Crash Course (mini school) at Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC) June 6th - 9th 2017.


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

Organizing committee: Xiaodong Luo (main contact person) (xilu@iris.no), Randi Valestrand (rv@iris.no) and Mette S.Myhre (mes@iris.no) IRIS