A selection of older announcements can be found in the Archives section.
Bernhard Becker and Andreas Burzel (both Deltares) hosted recently a webinar on OpenMI which also includes a couple of example cases. A recording of the webinar is available online at:
Please contact Bernhard, Andrea (mail addresses on the website) or me if you have any comments or questions.
For more information and registration: Model coupling with OpenMI – Introduction, basic concepts and live demonstration
Published in Environmental Modelling and Software 73 (2015) 260-271.
This paper includes use of an OpenMI composition to model flash flooding in Genoa. The composition was a portable component driven by data from upstream models.
Please note that the full author list was provided in a corrigendum as follows:
Quillon Harpham (Corresponding Author)(a), Paul Cleverley (a), Emanuele Danovaro (b), Daniele D’Agostino (b), Antonella Galizia (b), Fabio Delogu (c) and Elisabetta Fiori (c).
b) CNR – Institute of Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies
c)CIMA Research Foundation
The European Commission DRIHM (Distributed Research Infrastructure for Hydro Meteorology) project has been heralded as a success story. Members of the OpenMI Association included an OpenMI composition modelling flash flooding in Genoa. For more details see http://www.drihm.eu and
More information and registration: https://www.deltares.nl/en/webinars/model-coupling-with-openmi-introduction-basic-concepts-and-live-demonstration/
The upcoming OGC Technical Committee (www.opengeospatial.org/event/1509tc) meeting to be held at the British Geological Survey’s Keyworth offices, near to Nottingham UK will have an OpenMI presence. OpenMI Secretaries Andrew Hughes and Sally Stone are helping to organise the meeting on behalf of the BGS. As well as this, OA Chair Quillon Harpham and recently retired chair Roger Moore will also be attending. The meeting will continue the OpenMI Association’s involvement with the OGC.
The Annual OpenMI Awards are continuing into 2015. As usual it is easy to enter. The rules and entry instructions can be found here: OpenMI Awards or by clicking on the OpenMI Awards link on this website main menu.
OpenMI Association Chairman and awards organiser.
The OpenMI Association has decided to give just one award for 2014. The OpenMI Awards recognise excellence in the use and development of the Open Modelling Interface standard. They focus on the contributions of individuals and groups in furthering the application and evolution of OpenMI. The winning entry is given as follows:
Mark Ridler (DHI, Univ. Copenhagen), Nils can Velzen (TU Delft, VORtech), Stef Hummel (Deltares), Inge Sandholt (Univ. Copenhagen), Anne Katrine Falk (DHI), Arnold Heemink (TU Delft), Henrik Madsen (DHI)
Data assimilation framework: Linking an open data assimilation library (OpenDA) to a widely adopted model interface (OpenMI)
This entry was praised for its potential to bring measurements and models together and moving OpenMI into new areas outside its traditional domain of model coupling. The award was sent to Mark Ridler as representative of the group. Congratulations to all.
OpenMI Association Chairman and Awards organiser.
On Thursday 26 February 2015 at Deltares an internal OpenMI training was held. 19 participants learned about the basic concepts of OpenMI, the theoretical background of model coupling, OpenMI example projects and how to migrate code to OpenMI compliance. In an hands-on case the participants coupled a SOBEK 3 channel flow model and an RTC-Tools control model via OpenMI. The SOBEK model represents a section of the Elbe river (Germany) with two branches and a weir. The RTC-Tools model contains a control scheme that opens the weir during high water and closes the weir during low conditions. The training was given by Bernhard Becker and Andreas Burzel (both Deltares). All participants have a water-related background, but in different disciplines: operational forecasting, policy making, risk assessment, hydraulics, water quality, river engineering and ecology.