Workshop HYWEC17

The HYWEC17 workshop  will be take place in the week 3-7 April 2017 at the BCAM institute in Bilbao. This event is part of the activities of the EU-OCEANERANET MIDWEST project, and its aim is the following:

1- Focus on numerical modelling of the hydrodynamics of wave energy converters, with talks on advanced and recent approaches including all levels of fidelity:

  • Linear  models
  • Depth averaged/Boussinesq models
  • Potential and Euler models
  • Full CFD simulations

2- Give an overview of industrial techniques and applications with interventions of European industrial actors

3-Dedicate a full session to benchmarking, verification and validation in an academic and industrial setting.

More information on the web of the workshop.


Workshop  B’WAVES16

B’WAVES focuses on various types of breaking waves encountered in coastal regions and deep waters, as well as internal and interfacial breaking waves. The workshop brings together researchers using a variety of techniques: field measurements, lab experiments, simulation, and PDE modelling. The goal is to incite discussions about the limitations of the current technology, to identify possible avenues leading to a better description of this challenging physical phenomenon, and define standards for benchmarking. The 1st edition of this workshop, B’WAVES14, was held at the Inria BSO center in 2014. B’WAVES16 will continue to provide a platform for discussions by featuring only a limited number of invited talks with plenty of room for discussions. See



The 2016 school on tsunamis is the result of the synergy between the participants to the PIA TANDEM research program, and of the research groups revolving around the MathOcean initiative, which has benefitted of the funds from the CNRS call DEFI LITTORAL. The aim of the school is to share the know how available within the TANDEM project and the MathOcean group with young researchers and students aiming at a career in fields related to the study of tsunamis. The classes offered cover all the aspects going from the generation of tsunamis, to their propagation, to their impact on the coast. Modelling by means of appropriate partial differential equations, as well as the proper numerical treatment of these equations, as well as field aspects are covered by the courses. Two more general key notes are also foreseen, one dedicated to alert systems, the other to the numerical study of real tsunami events. See


Aristote seminar CFD Reality – V&V

Aristote is a non-profit organization created in 1984 by INRIA, CEA, EDF and CNES (siege at CEA Saclay). It aims at identifying the path to the numerical simulation techniques of the future by bringing together the main players in this field from the public or private sectors of higher education, R&D and innovation. The CFD Reality – Verification & Validation day of October 12th 2016  aims at providing a state of the art of  industrial CFD tools, bring forward the challenges still open for short-/mid-term, and  imagine the challenges toward the future simulation tools for fluid dynamics. See