2018 Scandic Bergen City, Bergen


MAY 28-30, 2018

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 13th International EnKF workshop is arranged by IRIS in collaboration with the Nansen Center (NERSC), the Uni Research CIPR (CIPR) and Statoil.  

Invited speakers:
Nancy Nichols; University of Reading, U.K.; "Diagnosis, conditioning and regularization of error covariance matrices in data assimilation​"
Svetlana Dubinkina; Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI); Amsterdam, Netherlands; "Relevance of conservation laws for an Ensemble Kalman Filter"
Harrie-Jan Hendricks-Franssen; Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany; "Coupled data assimilation for the athmosphere-land surface-subsurface models"
Yan Chen; Total GRC, Aberdeen, UK; "Uncertainty representation in reservoir history matching with ensemble methods: how complex does a model have to be?”​
Remus Hanea, Equinor, Norway: TBA

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 Februrary 15th, 2018

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:  May 28. - 30. 2018

Program: Tentative program

Venue: Scandic Bergen City, Bergen

Registration fee only without accomodation:  CLOSED
This year the fee will be without accomodation, but includes the conference, three lunches and two dinners.

Deadline for registration: April 25th, 2018

Dinner Monday May 28th:

Cornelius på Holmen; transport by boat (partly open) back and forth at 18:00 from Dreggekaien, Skur 8, next to Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret.
Please note: Wise to bring a windbreaker for the boat trip.

Dinner Tuesday May 29th:
Fløyen Folkerestaurant; transport by funicular up to Fløyen/the restaurant and down again. Please notice: Tickets can be bought here.

Need accommodation?
If you want to stay at the conference hotel; Scandic Bergen City during the period Sun. May 27th - Wed. May 30th, please contact the hotel directly on: bergencity@scandichotels.com. Booking code IRIS270518
to get our fixed prices:  NOK 1590 per night. Please be aware that it might be a problem to get accommodation during this period in Bergen. Deadline for reservation: April 8th.

Please notice:  The number of rooms is limited!

Accommodation option no. 2:
Grand Hotel Terminus with booking code 4176469.  Deadline for reservation April 27th.
Please contact the hotel directly on booking@grandterminus.no for booking. Price NOK 1095 per night.

In conjunction with the EnKF workshop the summer school "Crash Course on Data Assimilation" is hosted at NERSC in the week before the workshop on May 22-25.
See more information here.

Sponsor:  Statoil

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