We look forward to welcoming you to the 25th annual Telemac-Mascaret Users conference in the fine, medieval city of Norwich, England, in autumn 2018.
The conference is being organised by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and hosted by the Centre for the Sustainable use of the Seas (CCSUS), a collaboration between Cefas and the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK.
The conference will start with a day-long technical workshop, held on October 9th 2018, followed by the two main days of the conference, on October 10th and 11th 2018, at the Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RQ, UK. There will be a conference dinner for delegates and their guests in the evening of October 10th.
In reaching its quarter century anniversary, the Telemac-Mascaret User Conference has proved crucial in bringing together an international group of engineers, scientists and hydrodynamicists to share best practise and ideas for the development of this unique hydro-informatics software system.
What started as a small group of mostly developers at a workshop in Paris, in 1994, has grown into a successful annual event which attracts delegates from several continents.
The software has developed strongly, particularly since the adoption of the GNU Opensource platform in 2010 and new tasks in the marine and fluvial domains to which the Telemac-Mascaret system can be applied, are multitudinous. Advances in the capability of the system now encompass biogeochemical processes as well as physical, extending the system to ecosystem modellers from a wide range of scientific disciplines, as well as more traditional hydrodynamic modellers.
The conference themes will be:
- River and urban floods, flood forecasting and management
- Coastal surges, tsunami waves and extreme events
- River, estuaries, maritime, coastal sediment processes
- Waterworks, coastal structures design and sustainability
- Waves, tidal renewable and hydro power energy assessment
- Water quality, biodiversity, ecology and environmental pollution (eg plastics)
- Numerical methods, code coupling and high performance computing
- Data assimilation, optimization, risks and uncertainties
The conference is substantially supported by the TELEMAC-MASCARET consortium: Artelia (France), Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau (BAW, Germany), Centre d’études et d’expertise sur les risques, l’environnement, la mobilité et l’aménagement (CEREMA, France), Centre Europeen de Recherche et de Formation Avancee en Calcul Scientifique (CERFACS, France), Daresbury Laboratory (United Kingdom), Electricité de France R&D (EDF, France), and HR Wallingford (United Kingdom), which we gratefully acknowledge.
We very much hope that you will join us in Norwich for the 2018 Telemac User Conference, that you enjoy the event and all of the scientific and social interaction we always enjoy at the international Telemac-Mascaret meetings.
Professor Stuart Rogers
Chief Scientist – Cefas