Hydrological modelling without calibration in different geographical regions and scales! Join us!


Dear Colleagues,

We are organizing a one-week training course on “General principles and approaches for modelling hydrology in different geographical regions” which will be held in the Federal Institute of Hydrology (Koblenz, Germany) on 22–29th of October, 2012.

The novelty of the course is that we will be examining and applying modelling strategies in very different geographical conditions including those (cold permafrost region, semi-arid environment) where application of calibration approaches usually fails. Special attention will be given to the possibility of apriori use of physical properties of the landscapes as model parameters and the scale problem.

We invite Ms and PhD students to send us the applications for the course which should include CV and 1-2 page essay on any topic in hydrological modelling in English, German or Russian. The applications are due 30th of April, 2012. Notification of acceptance will be sent by the 31st of May, 2012.

The course is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. It means that the attendance costs (including travel and accommodation) for the participants from Germany and Russia will be sponsored. The students from other countries are also cordially invited to attend the course but will need to cover travel and accommodation expenses themselves. The participation in the course is free of charge.

A group of participants will be given the possibility to stay a second week which will be devoted to brainstorming the development of a collaborative project proposal which further will be submitted to the German funding Agency.

If you have any questions, write to omakarieva@gmail.com

More detailed information can be found here