Summer School on Data Assimilation and its applications in Oceanography, Hydrology, Risk & Safety and Reservoir Engineering

July 16 2023 - July 28 2023

Summer School on Data Assimilation and its applications in Oceanography, Hydrology, Risk & Safety and Reservoir Engineering

Where The Bright Minds Meet

Our purpose is to get together experts in the field of data assimilation from different schools (statistics, decision analysis, system and control, pure mathematics, engineering, etc.) and to make use of their knowledge by:

  • educating graduate students, young and senior researchers;
  • transferring knowledge from the best lecturers to the students;
  • exposing the Romanian students, academics and researchers to the most recent theoretical/algorithmic approaches and their applications;
  • having extensive discussions and exchanging ideas;
  • working hands-on with academic and commercial dedicated software.

This summer school targets primarily students and researchers at an early stage of their career with/without previous experience in data assimilation.


1st week

  1. R&S = Andreas Stordal and Patrick Raanes (NORCE, Norway) – Ensemble methods, Theory and Phyton exercises
  2. Geir Evensen (NORCE, Norway) – An integrated story for ensemble methods
  3. Prof. Femke Vossepoel (TU Delft) – Particle filters
  4. Prof. Arnold Heemink (TU Delft) – Variational methods
  5. Tina Nane (TU Delft) – Bayesian Belief Networks
  6. Anca Hanea (CEBRA, Melbourne, Australia) – Risk quantification, risk management, Expert Judgment and Safety issues

2nd week

  1. Laurent Bertino (NANSEN center, Norway) – Oceanography and Environmental Applications
  2. Gosia Kaleta (Shell, The Netherlands) – Energy related topics
  3. Matteo Ravasi (KAUST, Saudi Arabia) – Inverse modelling and Machine Learning in Geophysics
  4. V&V = Prof. Dr. Martin Verlaan (TU Delft and Deltares, The Netherlands) & Nils van Velzen (Vortech, The Netherlands) – The Open DA paradigm – theory and the toolbox
  5. Olga Lucia Montoya (Universidad EAFIT) – Atmospheric Data Assimilation related topics
  6. Jimmy Zurcher (Equinor) – Geomodelling and parameterization as basis for decision making

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Travel Information


The lectures will be held at:

Address: University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca, Calea Mănăștur 3-5

Cluj Napoca, Romania


Hotel Cristal, Strada Moldovei 17, Cluj-Napoca

Hotel Pami, Calea Mănăștur nr. 37-41, Cluj-Napoca

Cămin Agronomia 2, Calea Moților nr. 74-76, Cluj-Napoca

600 €
  • Attendance
  • Lectures and workshops,
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Cultural program