2019 Park Hotel Vossevangen, Voss


JUNE 3-5, 2019

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 14th International EnKF workshop is arranged by NORCE Energy in collaboration with the Nansen Center (NERSC) and Equinor.  

Invited speakers:
Pieter Houtekamer, Environment and Climate Change, Canada; "Estimation of model parameters using an evolutionary algorithm"
Stephen G. Penny, University of Maryland, USA; "Transitioning to Strongly Coupled Data Assimilation"
Alexandre Emerick, Petrobras, Brazil: "Recent Ensemble Smoother Applications: Data-Space Inversion and Deep Learning for Facies Models"
Takemasa Miyoshi, RIKEN, Japan; "Big data assimilation: A new science for weather prediction and beyond”
Tijana Janjic Pfander, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany; “Data assimilation on convective scale based on first physical principles”
Patrick Nima Raanes, NORCE; “EnKF – FAQ”
Jincong He, Chevron ETC, USA; “Ensemble Methods: Challenges Faced In and Lessons Learned From Practical Applications”
Remus Hanea, Equinor ASA & UiS; "Decision making under uncertainties – a holistic ensemble approach"

Scientific committee: Xiaodong Luo (xluo@norceresearch.no), Geir Evensen (geev@norceresearch.no), Dean Oliver (dean.oliver@norceresearch.no), NORCE Energy, Alberto Carrassi (alberto.carrassi@nersc.no), Nansen Center, Remus Hanea (rhane@equinor.com), Equinor and University of Stavanger (UiS)

Call for abstract: Deadline Februrary 15th, 2019

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.). About one page must be e-mailed to Xiaodong Luo (xluo@norceresearch.no).

Workshop dates:  June 3-5, 2019

Program: Updated program here

Venue: Park Hotel Vossevangen, Voss

Registration: Please register on this link

Registration fee only without accomodation:  7.000 NOK
The fee includes the conference, three lunches and two dinners.

Deadline for registration: April 12th, 2019

If you want to stay at the conference hotel; Park Hotel Vossevangen prior (Sunday June 2nd to Monday June 3rd) or during the conference please contact the hotel directly (kurs@parkvoss.no) for the limited number of rooms we have booked.
Booking code 189670. Price single room 1275 NOK. Deadline for reservation: April 30th, 2019

Please notice:  The number of rooms is limited!


We recommend our participants to take trains travelling between Bergen and Voss (around one hour). The train station is within the city center of Bergen (Strømgaten 4, 5015 Bergen), see the NSB website (link).

Sponsor:    equinor-logo

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

Organizing committee: Xiaodong Luo (main contact person) (xluo@norceresearch.no), Randi Valestrand (rava@norceresearch.no) and Mette S.Myhre (memy@norceresearch.no), NORCE