A selection of older announcements can be found in the Archives section.

Links to FluidEarth eLearning and Source Forge

posted 2 Nov 2017, 09:58 by

HR Wallingford's FluidEarth portal is soon to be decommissioned after many years important service. FluidEarth members can be contacted using links on this website if necessary. In the meantime, below are links to the FluidEarth eLearning site and the FluidEarth source forge repository.
Thanks to all participants for their past contributions.
Quillon Harpham
Chairman, OpenMI Association.

The recorded OpenMI webinar, presentation slides and Questions and Answers are on the website!

posted 4 Jun 2016, 01:08 by Michiel Blind

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.

OpenMI webinar on 21 April 2016

posted 10 Mar 2016, 11:34 by Michiel Blind

Paper: Using a Model MAP to prepare hydro-meteorological models for generic use

posted 30 Oct 2015, 09:22 by

Using a Model MAP to prepare hydro-meteorological models for generic use

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).
    a) HR Wallingford, Howbery Park, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8BA. United Kingdom. Tel : +44(0)1491 822380 Email : Fax : +44(0)1491 835381
    b) CNR – Institute of Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies
    c)CIMA Research Foundation


DRIHM Project EC Success Story Published

posted 30 Oct 2015, 09:13 by

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 and

OpenMI Association sponsors OGC evening reception

posted 11 Sep 2015, 08:27 by OpenMI BGS

The upcoming OGC Technical Committee ( 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.

OpenMI Awards 2015

posted 10 Jun 2015, 02:36 by

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.
Quillon Harpham
OpenMI Association Chairman and awards organiser.

OpenMI Awards Results 2014

posted 10 Jun 2015, 02:30 by

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.
Quillon Harpham
OpenMI Association Chairman and Awards organiser.

OpenMI training at Deltares

posted 22 Mar 2015, 03:07 by Michiel Blind

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. 

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