SS Bench III
Subsurface Environmental Simulation Benchmarking Workshop
November 11-13, 2013
The subsurface of the Earth provides space for many geotechnical applications for energy supply and storage such as geothermal energy utilization, oil and gas production, carbon dioxide sequestration and waste deposition. To assess the feasibility as well as the environmental impact of geotechnical operations, numerical simulation plays an important role as modelling is the only way to create predictions. In order to guarantee confidence in and reliability of simulation tools, benchmarking is an important scientific tool to qualify appropriate modelling approaches. SS Bench is an initiative for benchmarking subsurface environmental simulation methods with a current focus on reactive transport processes. This workshop is conducted in conjunction with CO2BENCH, a related benchmarking initiative dealing with carbon dioxide storage in geological formations. (Kolditz et al., 2012)
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Attendees (as of 17 Oct)
Carl Steefel (LBNL), Steve Yabusaki (PNNL), George Yeh (NCUTaiwan), Peter Tsai (NCUTaiwan), Ulrich Mayer (UBC), Diederik Jacques (SCKCEN), Janez Perko (SCKCEN), Janek Greskowiak (UOldenburg), Olivier Bildstein (CEA), Souhila Sabit (INRIA), Georg Kosakowski (PSI), Stefan Broda (PolytechMontreal), Laurent DeWindt (ParisTech), Jerome Corvisier (ParisTech), Benoit Cochepin (Andra), Peter Alt-Epping (UniBern), Francis Claret (BRGM), Javier Samper (UDC), Nicolas Spycher (LBNL), Bhavna Arora (LBNL), Martin Streibel (GFZ), Jorge Molinero (Amphos21), Martin Thullner (UFZ), Haibing Shao (UFZ), Olaf Kolditz (UFZ/TUD)
The Subsurface Environmental Simulation Benchmarking workshop series was initiated by Carl Steefel and Steve Yabusaki with the kick-off meeting in Berkeley in 2011 and was continued by George Yeh last year in Taiwan.
- SS Bench I, 16-18.11.2011, Berkeley, USA, organized by LBNL
- , 29.10-01.11.2012, Taiwan, organized by the Graduate Institute of Applied Geology of National Central University and the National Science Foundation of Taiwan
- SS Bench III, 2013, 11.-13.11.2013 Leipzig, Germany, organized by Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
- CO2BENCH workshop
- PhD Initiative: Reactive Transport Modeling