The second Crash Course on Data Assimilation has been held at NERSC, Bergen from the 22nd to the 25th of May 2018.
It was co-organized with Iris, CHESS and the COST action EOS (Evaluation of Ocean Syntheses) and gathered 35 students and early-stage researchers from 15 countries (and from 4 continents).
The course covered the basic notions of data assimilation, focusing on ensemble methods, illustrated with real-scale / operational applications and with the aid of practical exercises. The first two days of the course focused on the theory of data assimilation and the last two days on applications. There were 4 hours of tutorials with the DAPPER package on Jupyter notebooks as well as practical exercises with dynamical systems and we had the opportunity to discuss in front of the students’ posters amidst the urge to enjoy the proverbial Bergen sunshine.
The Crash Course preceded the international EnKF workshop in Bergen with which it shared three invited speakers Svetlana Dubinkina (CWI, Nl), Yan Chen (Total UK), and Harrie-Jan Hendricks Franssen (Uni. Jülich, De).
From now on the Crash Course will take place every second year, in alternance with the Data Assimilation Summer School in Romania. We are very much looking forward to the next edition!
(written and photo by Laurent Bertino/NERSC)