Research for the Environment

Department Environmental Informatics (ENVINF)

presentation in the visualisation center of the Department Environmental Informatics

Head

Prof. Olaf Kolditz
olaf.kolditz@ufz.de

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ
Department Environmental Informatics (ENVINF)
Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig - Germany

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Secretary

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Nora Eigenwill

+49 (0) 341 / 235-1281
+49 (0) 341 / 235-1939
Nora Eigenwill
personnel matters
time management
event management

Sandra Klein

+49 (0) 341 / 235-1250
+49 (0) 341 / 235-1939
Sandra Klein
budget management
travel management
conference management

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. (e.g. DECOVALEX project)

Hydroinformatics

Hydroinformatics

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. (e.g. AquaTerra project)

High-Performance-Computing

High-Performance-Computing

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 (e.g. DEISA project).

OpenGeoSys Project

Software platform GeoSys/RockFlow

Software Engineering: OpenGeoSys 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)

News

OpenGeoSys.org now live!

PhD Initiative: Reactive Transport Modeling and Experiments
view presentations from March 2013 workshop

Events

EuroVis 2014:
EnvirVis Workshop

09 June 2014
Swansea, UK

SS Bench III Workshop
select presentations available from November 2013 workshop