Bornö Workshop 2015

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)


Organiziers and participants have backgrounds in either oceanography (ocean modelling) or computer science. To some degree, all participants know both worlds.

The aim of the workshop was to find areas of common interest in oceanography and computer science, i.e. pressing problems in oceanography that require novel computing methods to solve.

Place and Time

Monday, July 20 to Friday, July 27 at Bornö Stationen, a small retreat in Sweden (Address: Holma 310, 454 91 Brastad, Sweden)

Group Picture

From left: Jonas, Markus, Brian, Rasmus, James, Roman, Carsten. (Laura and Mads left earlier)

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The workshop was funded by CLiSAP and the Niels Bohr Institute.



9:00 Markus: Physical Oceanography, History, Theory & Models
10:00 Brian: Computer limitations - where does the time go in your program and what is actually free?
11:00 Markus: The new frontier: Long timescales & small spatial scales.
14:00 Roman: The T31 spectral core, physics & numerics
15:00 Mads: Programming next generation computing platforms
16:00 Laura: Hypothesis testing with climate models


10:00 Rasmus: An ice model programmed for next generation processors
11:00 James: Numerical methods in next generation computing
12:00 Roman: Stochastic Modelling of Pleistocene climate
15:00 Jonas: Numerical representation of mixing
16:00 Brian: A proposal for a green climate computer.


14:00 Carsten: Next generation analysis tools and German computing infrastructure
Rest of day: ADCP (acoustic doppler current profiler) and CTD (conductivity, temperature, depth) measurements of velocity and watermass structure from the hanging bridge

Breakfast at 8am, lunch at 12:30pm, dinner at 7pm.

Notes on DSL

...and thanks for all the fish

Our Bornö-proved chef was Piet With.

Past workshops

2013, 2014, 2014 summer school