A selection of older announcements can be found in the Archives
Olkeba Tolessa Leta, Narayan Kumar Shrestha, Bruno De Fraine, Ann Van Griensven and Willy Bauwens (2012). Integrated Water Quality Modeling of the River Zenne (Belgium) Using OPENMI, in: "Advances in Hydroinformatics, SIMHYDRO 2012 – New rontiers of Simulation" Chapter 22. http://www.springer.com/engineering/civil+engineering/book/978-981-4451-41-3
Narayan Kumar Shrestha, Olkeba Tolessa Leta, Bruno De Fraine, Tamara Garcia-Armisen, Nouho Koffi Ouattara, Pierre Servais, Ann van Griensven and Willy Bauwens (2013). Modelling Escherichia coli dynamics in the river Zenne (Belgium) using an OpenMI based integrated model. Journal of Hydroinformatics. In Press, Uncorrected Proof © IWA Publishing 2013 | doi:10.2166/hydro.2013.171; http://www.iwaponline.com/jh/up/jh2013171.htm
Shrestha N.K.; Leta O.T.; De Fraine B.; van Griensven A.; Bauwens W. (2013). OpenMI based integrated sediment transport modelling of the river Zenne, Belgium. Environmental Modelling & Software, doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2013.05.004. Not yet available online.
Following an invitation from the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the OpenMI Association (OA) has agreed to publish the OpenMI 2.0 as one of the OGC family of standards. The OGC's Architecture Board has reviewed OA's documentation and the OpenMI standard has now entered the last stages of the adoption process where it is open for public review and comment for a period of 30 days ending on the 1st of June 2013. Read more ...
The Annual OpenMI Awards are continuing into 2013. The rules and criteria for entry can be found here: OpenMI Awards
or by clicking on the OpenMI Awards link on this website main menu.
OpenMI Association Executive Committee member and awards organiser.
The OpenMI Association is pleased to announce the winners of the OpenMI Awards 2012. These awards reward 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 two winning entries are given below.
1. Integrating OpenMI and UncertWeb (Aston University)
The paper "Integrating OpenMI and UncertWeb: Managing Uncertainty in OpenMI Models" was presented at the iEMSs 2012 conference in Leipzig by Lucy Bastin of Aston University, Birmingham UK.
The paper is attached to the relevant news article, below. The authors may be contacted for further information.
2. FluidEarth2 (Paul Cleverley (HR Wallingford), David Kelly (HR Wallingford) and Adrian Harper (Innovyze))
Version 2 of the FluidEarth toolkit for OpenMI version 2.0 is now available.
FluidEarth is HR Wallingford’s implementation of the OpenMI standard, with the objective of making integrated environmental modelling easier and more flexible. This release of version 2 of the toolkit runs on Windows with .Net 4 with C# and FORTRAN and includes:
- An open source version of the Pipistrelle GUI and FluidEarth Software Development Kit (Pipistrelle_2_0_x86_RC1): http://sourceforge.net/projects/fluidearth/ ;
- A training website with videos and example models, starting at the beginning: http://elearning.fluidearth.net/.
Information about FluidEarth and the above links are given on the FluidEarth portal (http://fluidearth.net/); anyone may request an ID to contribute to the community and raise discussion points and questions.
Adrian and Paul being presented with their award by Roger Moore
At the AGM the roundtable overview of recent and ongoing OpenMI applications was presented. More details are expected to be submitted by the respective members.
(British Geological Survey) (UK) :
- still working with HRW on Oxford composition (InfoWorks RS + ZOOMQ3D : surface water + groundwater) to examine how flooding occurs in the Oxford area
- Thames composition (3 models : 2 groundwater + 1 surface water) : initial composition nearly ready
- Matlab borehole model (radial-cartesian grid) made OpenMI compliant and linked to cartesian groundwatermodel such as ZOOM3D
- waiting on the outcome of a Belmont Forum proposal which involves transcontinental cooperation.
Innovyze (UK) :
- continue collaboration with HRW on FluidEarth2 development
- move InfoWorks CS and RS to OpenMI 2.0
HR Wallingford (UK) :
- Development of FluidEarth2
- OpenMI 2.0 composition Beachplan (composition of different coastal and surface water sediment transport and morphologic models); publication for IAHR congress envisaged.
- submitted paper (originating from ModelFusion Conference) for Geological Society Publishing House
- development of dedicated GUI (Pyxis) for existing models to make them more accessible for integrated modelling. Pipistrelle can be used as a plug-in to Pyxis.
- FP7 iWidget project (scenario-modelling) has been running for about 6 months. Optimisation of domestic watersupply.
- DRIHM has been running for about 18 months. 1D flow model Mascaret is being wrapped and envisaged to be linked with hydrologic and flood models.
- Development of strategy for integrated modelling
- PURE experimental zone : integrated catastrophe modelling
- DeltaShell Framework is being made compliant to both OpenMI 1.4 and 2.0
- Links between OpenMI and OpenDA (Java based Open Data Assimilation) are strengthening
- ongoing developments on OpenStreams : small components for hydrological modelling
- Interactive modelling using OpenMI (involving scenario and uncertainty analysis) presented on EGU
- Added 2.0 components to already migrated components (Mike She, Mouse, Mike11 and Mike21 as research version).
- FEFlow (groundwatermodel) made compliant
- Proof of concept for linking Linux model with a Windows model (with no or minimal changes to the respective source codes)
- OpenDA/OpenMI coupling (together with Deltares) focussing on MikeShe.
- Linking Danish meteorological model (Linux based, HPC) with MikeShe : ongoing.
- Linking MikeShe and FEFlow (full 3D coupling using the new OpenMI 2.0 adapters)
- Assistance with various smaller projects at partner organisations (universities, ...)
- Development for Aquafin by Danish consultant J. Gudbjerg of OpenMI based interface for Matlab Simulink Toolbox.
Cracow University of Technology / NT (PL)
- initial ideas for Python implementation of OpenMI for open source (non Windows based) GIS Implementations
It has just been decided at the Annual General Meeting to present the OpenMI Awards for 2012 to Aston University for their work on integrating OpenMI and UncertWeb, and to the HRW/Innovyze team who worked on the development of FluidEarth2 (Paul Cleverley, David Kelly & Adrian Harper).
More details to follow soon.
This report describes the International Summit on Integrated Environmental Modeling (IEM), held in Washington, DC 7th-9th December 2010. The meeting brought together 57 scientists and managers from leading US and European government and non-governmental organizations, universities and companies together with international organizations. The Summit build on previous meetings which have been convened over a number of years. The aim of the summit was to bring together two key groupings one being the US and the other Europe but with the intention of creating a community open to all. The workshop reviewed the current state of the art and concluded that there are a large number of activities and means to provide the technology for integrated modeling. Summit participants discussed what is needed to advance the science, technology and application of integrated environmental modeling worldwide. The common themes that emerged from the discussions included the need to provide accessible linkable components, address uncertainty in linked model systems, professionalize the development of integrated models, engage properly with stakeholders and develop a Community of Practice to aid the development and uptake of IEM.
Moore, R., A. Hughes, N. Gaber, G. Geller, P. Glynn, G. Laniak, A. Voinov, AND G. Whelan. International Summit on Integrated Environmental Modeling. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R/12/728, 2012.
More information can be found here
Two interesting articles have been developed by Tom Bulatewics et.a.l.
- Bulatewicz, T., A. Allen, J.M. Peterson, S. Staggenborg, S.M. Welch, D.R. Steward, 2013. The Simple Script Wrapper for OpenMI: Enabling interdisciplinary modeling studies, Environmental Modelling & Software, 39 (January), 283-294, ISSN 1364-8152, 10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.07.006.
- Bulatewicz, T. and D. Andresen (2012). Efficient data collection from Open Modeling Interface (OpenMI) components. In:
of the International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing
Techniques and Applications (PDPTA), ed. H. R. Arabnia et al., CSREA
Press, Las Vegas, Nevada, Vol. 1, 53-59, July 16-19, 2012. The paper is
included in the publicly available conference proceedings.
Version 2 of the
FluidEarth toolkit for OpenMI version 2.0 is now available.
FluidEarth is HR Wallingford’s implementation of the OpenMI
standard, with the objective of making integrated environmental modelling
easier and more flexible. This release of version 2 of the toolkit runs on
Windows with .Net 4 with C# and FORTRAN and includes:
- An open source version of the Pipistrelle GUI and FluidEarth
Software Development Kit (Pipistrelle_2_0_x86_RC1): http://sourceforge.net/projects/fluidearth/
- A training website with videos and example models, starting at
the beginning: http://elearning.fluidearth.net/
Information about FluidEarth and the above links are given on
the FluidEarth portal (http://fluidearth.net/);
anyone may request an ID to contribute to the community and raise discussion
points and questions.
With appreciation and thanks to the staff involved from HR
Wallingford and Innovyze.
Principal Scientist, SeaZone Group, HR Wallingford