The 2018 data assimilation & scientific computing summer school

  • Goal

This summer school aims at data assimilation. It focuses on not only teaching data assimilation theories/algorithms, but also lecturing data assimilation related applications (e.g., atmospheres, oceanography, oil reservoir) and data assimilation related subjects (e.g., remote sensing data, large-scale models, high performance computing).

The summer school is open to master students, PhD students, as well as young researchers.

(Note: The data assimilation summer school was initiated in 2009, by TU Delft by Prof. Arnold Heemink and Prof. Remus Hanea. In year 2018, this summer school is held in China for the first time.)

  • Organization/hosts

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Netherlands

Shandong University (SDU), China

  • Time and location

2 weeks, 30 hours/week, Shandong University ( one of top univ. in China)
July 22, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Weihai city, Shandong Province, China

 (1)     The entrance date is July 22.

 (2)     Lectures are divided into two main subjects in two weeks.

Week 1: data assimilation theory and algorithms;
Week 2: data assimilation applications and relevant subjects.

Click here for the course schedule (PDF).

  • Participants and Registration

The registration is closed.

Note: Registration fee includes meals in Campus, student dormitory (2 persons/per room), culture travelling to Mountain Tai (Tentatively) on July 28, 29, Tai’an city. (Mount Tai is known as the most famous eastern Great Mountain in China)

  • Lecturers

Prof. Arnold Heemink (TU Delft, The Netherlands)
Prof. Xiangjun Tian (Institute of Atmospheric Physics,CAS, China)
Prof. Hai Xiang Lin (TU Delft, The Netherlands and Shandong Univ., China)
Prof. Martin Verlaan (TU Delft and Deltares, The Netherlands)
Ir. Kees Lemmens (TU Delft, The Netherlands)
Dr. Femke Vossepoel (TU Delft, The Netherlands)
Dr. Sha Lu (TU Delft, The Netherlands)
Dr. Nils van Velzen (Vortech, The Netherlands)
Dr. Arjo Segers (TNO, The Netherlands)
Prof. Kai Zhang (China University Of Petroleum (East China) )
Prof. Bin Wang (Tsinghua univ., China)
Prof. Wei Han (CMA, China)
Dr. Shiming Xu (Tsinghua Univ., China)
Prof. Xianqing Lv (Ocean Univ. of China)
Prof. Shuai Lu (Fudan Univ., China)
Dr. Guangliang Fu (SRON, The Netherlands)

  • Visa issue

 For those, who need VISA to enter China, please contact Jianbing Jin ( for an invitation letter, and other related assistance for VISA application.

Organizing Committee:

Prof. Arnold Heemink, Prof. Hai Xiang Lin, Prof. Tongchao Lu, Prof. Aijie Cheng,
Prof. Remus Hanea, Dr. Sha Lu, Dr. Guangliang Fu

Contact persons:

Dorothee Engering (, Jianbing Jin (