Department Umweltinformatik (ENVINF)

Präsentation im Visualisierungszentrum Department Umweltinformatik


Prof. Olaf Kolditz

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung – UFZ
Department Umweltinformatik (ENVINF)
Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig

Gebäude 7.2 Lageplan


Verantwortlich für:

Nora Eigenwill

+49 (0) 341 / 235-1281
+49 (0) 341 / 235-1939
Nora Eigenwill

Sandra Klein

+49 (0) 341 / 235-1250
+49 (0) 341 / 235-1939
Sandra Klein

The Department of Environmental Informatics (ENVINF) was founded in February 2007. ENVINF is fostering a combination of Computational Mechanics and Applied Informatics with applications in Environmental Sciences.

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Hydroinformatics
  • High-Performance-Computation (TESSIN-HPCLab)
  • Software-Engineering (GeoSys/RockFlow, OpenTHMC)
  • Scientific Visualisation (TESSIN-VISLab)
Computational Mechanics

Computational Mechanics

Computational Mechanics includes the development of numerical methods for the solution of multi-field problems such as thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical (THMC) coupled problems in porous media. Both Eulerian (FEM) und Lagrangian (Particle Tracking) methods are developed. (see also DECOVALEX project)



Hydroinformatics: Numerical simulation of coupled hydrosystems comprising surface water, vadose zone and groundwater systems, several catchments have been modelled (e.g. in Jordan Rift Valley and Meuse basin) based on the compartment approach. (see AquaTerra project)



High-Performance-Computing is a key technology for the progress in computational environmental analysis. More realistic models based on high resolution data require extreme computational resources. Therefore we develop parallel computation schemes based on domain and process decomposition methods. Current HPC plat-forms used are Linux clusters (TESSIN-HPCLab) and super computers (see also DEISA project).

Software platform GeoSys/RockFlow

Software platform GeoSys/RockFlow

Software Engineering: GeoSys/RockFlow is an object-oriented scientific software platform for the numerical solution of coupled multi-field problems (THMC processes) and of coupled hydrosystems.

Scientific Visualization

Scientific Visualization

Scientific Visualization: Visualization is the key to understanding data and simulation results. In order to enable scientists to examine large and structurally complex data sets and to be able to collaborate in work-groups with people of different backgrounds, a projection-based high resolution stereoscopic virtual environment is used which is driven by a workstation cluster (TESSIN-VISLab)

Please go to the English pages for further information.

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Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Chemical Processes in Fractured Porous Media: Modelling and Benchmarking (2016) - in press

THMC benchmark cover 2015
Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Chemical Processes in Fractured Porous Media: Modelling and Benchmarking

OGS Tutorial: Geothermal Energy I
- in press

OGS Tutorial Computational Hydrology book cover
OGS Tutorial: Computational Hydrology (2015)


InterPore 2016
9-12 May
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

EnvirVis 2016
(@ EuroVis 2016)
6-7 June 2016
Groningen, The Netherlands

paper deadline: 19 Feb 2016
see above workshop link for more information

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