iMod iMod iMOD International User Day 2016 Bennie Minnema http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/home/-/blogs/imod-international-user-day-2016 2016-12-05T13:23:35Z 2016-12-05T13:11:53Z <p> <span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>First iMOD International User Day 2016.</strong></span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:12px;">On November 1<sup>st</sup> the first iMOD International User Day was held as part of the Delft Software Days. It was a very lively happening with 45 participants. We prepared an ambitious programme of 19 presentations (for the full programme, click <a href="http://schedule.delftsoftwaredays.nl/index.php/agenda/view/57c98b2548cb3e78030000d2">here</a>); each session started with international- and national (external) presentations followed by short pitches. A wide variety of topics were covered in sessions titled “<strong><em>Groundwater management with iMOD – cases</em></strong>”, “<strong><em>Geomodelling with iMOD”</em></strong> and <strong><em>“Recently developed concepts</em></strong>”; for the full programme click <a href="http://schedule.delftsoftwaredays.nl/index.php/agenda/view/57c98b2548cb3e78030000d2">here</a>. New international iMOD-users shared their use-cases with the audience, but also existing iMOD-users experienced the mix of being updated with the latest developments and sharing their iMOD-experiences in an international context as very inspiring. For all power-presentations please have a look at <a href="http://www.dsd-int.nl/2016/imod-international-user-day/presentations-imod-international-user-day/">http://www.dsd-int.nl/2016/imod-international-user-day/presentations-imod-international-user-day/</a>.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://oss.deltares.nl/image/image_gallery?uuid=70a56a61-7e68-45b5-808e-a0800a27b208&amp;groupId=298096&amp;t=1480943737898" style="width: 766px; height: 512px;" /></p> Bennie Minnema 2016-12-05T13:11:53Z iMOD Course: Build Your Own Model on November 2+3, 2016. Bennie Minnema http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/home/-/blogs/imod-course:-build-your-own-model-on-november-2-3-2016 2016-12-05T13:22:53Z 2016-10-04T09:10:13Z <p> <span style="font-size:12px;">On November 2<sup>nd</sup> and 3<sup>rd</sup> an international 2-day course on iMOD-modelling was held, part of the Deltares Software Days. This iMOD-course focused on building one’s own iMOD-groundwater model from scratch or enhancing/converting your existing MODFLOW model into iMOD. Participants brought their own laptop including their own data or groundwater model. The participants were guided and assisted by iMOD-specialists with years of experience with iMOD modelling. At the end of these &nbsp;two days the participant had a first or enhanced version of an iMOD-groundwater model based on their own data. During the course workflows, tools and possible workarounds were shared. The interest in a course with a ‘bring your own data’-concept specifically on a pre-set date strongly depends on the coincidence of consultants just starting a new groundwater modelling project; we are considering offering this type of course with a higher frequency; for more info, please <a href="mailto:bennie.minnema@deltares.nl?subject=iMOD%20course%3A%20Building%20Your%20Own%20Model">contact</a> us.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:12px;"><img alt="" src="http://oss.deltares.nl/image/image_gallery?uuid=65c1c5d9-ce5b-481b-aab3-6c435462013f&amp;groupId=298096&amp;t=1480943242647" style="height: 512px; width: 724px;" /></span></p> Bennie Minnema 2016-10-04T09:10:13Z iMOD International User Day on November 1st, 2016. Bennie Minnema http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/home/-/blogs/imod-international-user-day-on-november-1st-2016 2016-10-04T12:57:53Z 2016-10-04T09:06:01Z <p> The iMOD International User Day will be held at November 1, 2016 in Delft, The Netherlands. It is part of the Delft Software Days 2016. For details, click <a href="http://www.dsd-int.nl/2016/imod-international-user-day/">here</a>.</p> Bennie Minnema 2016-10-04T09:06:01Z World Bank & SAWI recommend iMOD for groundwater modeling Bennie Minnema http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/home/-/blogs/world-bank-&-sawi-recommend-imod-for-groundwater-modeling 2016-09-28T13:00:42Z 2016-09-14T10:07:53Z <p> The World Bank IBRD<sup>.</sup>IDA and SAWI published Application Overview and Review of Water Resource Software: '<em>iMOD, with the pre-processing and post-processing, strong visualization abilities, strong support, and open source availability, is the strongest candidate of the groundwater models evaluated and thus recommended for groundwater modeling</em>'. For the full report click <a href="https://www.southasiawaterinitiative.org/sites/sawi/files/WRS%20SAWI%20reportjune8.pdf#page=57">here</a>.</p> Bennie Minnema 2016-09-14T10:07:53Z New release iMOD 3.4 available! Bennie Minnema http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/home/-/blogs/new-release-imod-3-4-available! 2016-06-30T13:39:21Z 2016-06-30T13:34:44Z <p> <strong><span style="font-size:14px;">We are happy to annouce a new release iMOD 3.4 is now are available.&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p> The main reason for this new release is the new GeoConnect Tool functionality:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> In many cases groundwater model layer parameters are based on assembled (e.g. summed) detailed geological aquifer- and aquitard-properties (elevation, thickness, geometry (extent), hydraulic conductivity, etc.); the GeoConnect Tool will allow the modeller to define and utilize permanent links between 1) the (unassembled) geologic layers (incl. it's properties) and 2) the aggregated model layers.&nbsp; The GeoConnect Tool will allow to re-calculate the hydraulic conductivities of a model layer after adapting the individual weights of each contributing geological layer.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p> For more info on what's new, please have a look in the release notes of the iMOD User Manual.</p> Bennie Minnema 2016-06-30T13:34:44Z Recordings of iMOD Webinar available Frans Roelofsen http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/home/-/blogs/recordings-of-imod-webinar-available 2016-06-14T12:48:26Z 2016-06-14T12:40:16Z <p> On 19 May 2016 the iMOD team organised the first iMOD webinar.<br /> The <u><strong>50 minutes recordings</strong></u> as well as a PDF with <strong><u>Question and Answer</u></strong> are now available.<br /> Goto the website menu and choose Help --&gt; Webinars or go directely to <a href="http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/webinars">http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/webinars</a><br /> <br /> The recordings are very helpfull as an introduction to work with iMOD for you and/or your colleagues.<br /> The webinar is called "<strong>Create your first iMOD groundwater flow model"</strong><br /> <br />  </p> Frans Roelofsen 2016-06-14T12:40:16Z iMOD User Day during Dutch version of Deltares Software Days (15th June 2016) Frans Roelofsen http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/home/-/blogs/imod-user-day-during-dutch-version-of-deltares-software-days-15th-june-2016 2016-06-10T12:37:11Z 2016-06-10T12:27:47Z <p> Every year Deltares organises an national and international Software Week. During these <strong>D</strong>eltares <strong>S</strong>oftware <strong>D</strong>ays the latest software developments in the field of water and subsurface are shared.</p> <p> On wednesday 15th of june 2016, the iMOD team organises an <strong>iMOD User Day</strong>.</p> <p> Two hands-on workshops are programmed as well as a demo of new functionalities. Finally the <span class="defTitle" lang="en">attendees </span>get an overview of the ongoing developments.&nbsp;</p> <p> For more information visit <a href="http://www.dsd-nl.nl/2016/symposia/imod-gebruikersdag/">http://www.dsd-nl.nl/2016/symposia/imod-gebruikersdag/</a></p> <p>  </p> Frans Roelofsen 2016-06-10T12:27:47Z Webinar: Create your first iMOD groundwater flow model Bennie Minnema http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/home/-/blogs/webinar:-create-your-first-imod-groundwater-flow-model 2016-05-12T09:43:08Z 2016-05-12T09:39:40Z <p> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Deltares is pleased to announce that <a href="https://www.deltares.nl/en/experts/frans-roelofsen/">Frans Roelofsen</a> and <a href="https://www.deltares.nl/en/experts/joachim-hunink/">Joachim Hunink</a>, Deltares, will present the following webinar:</span><span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">‘Create your first iMOD groundwater flow model’</span></strong><br /> <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"> Thursday, 19 May 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CEST</span><a href="https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/440925427539484418" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 1.4;" title=""><br /> Show in My Time Zone</a></p> <p> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">In this first iMOD webinar we will create a MODFLOW groundwater flow model step by step. It includes basics like installation of iMOD and data viewing and editing in 2D and 3D. The webinar will be based on Tutorial 4 of the iMOD User Manual. For this webinar, no experience in using iMOD is required.</span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">During the webinar, we have a panel of experts available to answer questions received via text.<br /> After the webinar presentation, there is an opportunity to ask verbal questions to the presenters.</span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">About registration: </span></strong></span><br /> <span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> </span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">As of now, registration is open. Reserve your webinar seat at the <a href="https://www.deltares.nl/en/webinars/create-your-first-imod-groundwater-flow-model/">Deltares Academy website</a>. After registering, you will receive confirmation via e-mail containing information about joining the webinar.</span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> <strong style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4;"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">GoToWebinar System Requirements:</span></strong><br /> <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 1.4;">You can easily attend a session from anywhere, anytime using a compatible computer or mobile device. For more details, please visit the </span><a href="https://support.citrixonline.com/webinar/all_files/G2W010003" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 1.4;">GoToWebinar website</a><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 1.4;">.&nbsp;</span></p> Bennie Minnema 2016-05-12T09:39:40Z Training week on Groundwater modelling and iMOD in Kolkata, India Bennie Minnema http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/home/-/blogs/training-week-on-groundwater-modelling-and-imod-in-kolkata-india 2016-05-25T05:38:52Z 2016-04-07T10:56:38Z <p> <img alt="" src="http://oss.deltares.nl/image/image_gallery?uuid=f083bcf3-f524-46a7-9931-3376f87c973a&amp;groupId=298096&amp;t=1464154672190" style="width: 613px; height: 402px;" /></p> <p> <em>From 14-18 March 2016 a group of 30 groundwater experts attended a Ground Water Modeling training in Kolkata.&nbsp;</em><em style="line-height: 1.4;">The training was organized by the World Bank under the South Asia Water Initiative (SAWI).&nbsp;</em><em style="line-height: 1.4;">Attendees were mainly experts from institutions in West Bengal together with experts from other states.&nbsp;</em><em style="line-height: 1.4;">The purpose of this course was to provide an introduction to groundwater flow and transport modeling.&nbsp;</em><em style="line-height: 1.4;">Emphasis was put both on data requirements for modeling and model construction with iMOD.</em></p> <p> <em style="line-height: 1.4;"><img alt="" src="http://oss.deltares.nl/image/image_gallery?uuid=ba5ef082-ffa1-48d1-9698-f04f2ffd7468&amp;groupId=298096&amp;t=1464154681560" style="width: 612px; height: 459px;" /></em></p> Bennie Minnema 2016-04-07T10:56:38Z iMOD training in India Bennie Minnema http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/home/-/blogs/imod-training-in-india 2016-05-25T05:43:05Z 2016-04-07T10:43:03Z <p> <em style="line-height: 15.4px;">From 8-10 March 2016 a group of 10 groundwater experts attended an iMOD training in New Delhi.&nbsp;</em><em style="line-height: 1.4;">The training is part of the World Bank project "Strategic River Basin Planning in the Ganga River Basin" that started in January 2016.&nbsp;</em><em style="line-height: 15.4px;">Goal of the training was an introduction to the role of data and models in the project that started in January 2016 but also to let the participants get acquainted with the different models and tools which are used within the project.&nbsp;</em><em style="line-height: 1.4;">The training was attended by&nbsp;</em><em style="line-height: 1.4;">local experts and experts from government organizations like the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) and the National Institute of Hydrology (NIH).&nbsp;</em><em style="line-height: 1.4;">Leading institute of the project consortium is Deltares.&nbsp;</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://oss.deltares.nl/image/image_gallery?uuid=39d7276e-a31e-4d5f-b63b-68866d78f02e&amp;groupId=298096&amp;t=1464154816618" style="width: 613px; height: 341px;" /></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://oss.deltares.nl/image/image_gallery?uuid=38ee0c1f-972a-4966-9a95-1271576ce303&amp;groupId=298096&amp;t=1464154828178" style="width: 613px; height: 460px;" /></p> Bennie Minnema 2016-04-07T10:43:03Z Release of iMOD 3.3 is now available! Bennie Minnema http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/home/-/blogs/release-of-imod-3-3-is-now-available! 2016-03-31T05:30:35Z 2016-03-27T14:54:46Z <p> Dear iMOD-community member,</p> <p> We are pleased to inform you about the release of iMOD 3.3.&nbsp;</p> <p> The most important improved and new features are:</p> <ol> <li> <strong>iMOD Project Manager (improved and extended).</strong></li> <li> <strong>Plug-In Tool&nbsp;(new).</strong></li> <li> <strong>Interactive Pathline Simulator (IPS)&nbsp;(new).</strong></li> <li> <strong>Save As a DEMO option (new).</strong></li> </ol> <p> Below please find:</p> <ol> <li> <a href="#Ad1">A summary of the new and improved features</a>.</li> <li> <a href="#Ad2">A summary of current developments</a>.</li> <li> <a href="#Ad3">A description of how to obtain iMOD 3.3</a>.</li> </ol> <p> <a name="Ad1"></a><strong>Ad 1) Summary of new and improved features.</strong></p> <p> <em><span style="line-height: 1.4;">In the Graphical User Interface of iMOD (iMOD-GUI):</span></em></p> <ul> <li> Improved and extended iMOD Project Manager: <ul> <li> Independent from the time characteristics of the activated packages, the user can now define a 'custom' sequence of varying stress periods lengths.</li> <li> In the Time Discretization&nbsp;now also 'hours', 'minutes' and 'seconds' can be used.</li> <li> The MetaSWAP (MSP) package is now configurable in the Project Manager.</li> </ul> </li> <li> The launch of the Plug-In Tool in iMOD: <ul> <li> Starting from iMOD version 3.3 it is possible to use&nbsp;plug-ins in iMOD.&nbsp;</li> <li> The Plug-In Tool&nbsp;can be used to invoke external executables or batchfiles in iMOD. &nbsp;</li> <li> It allows the user to exchange files between&nbsp;the iMOD Manager and the activated plug-in.&nbsp;</li> <li> iMOD allows to specify whether or not iMOD should wait until the external executable or batchfile has finished.&nbsp;</li> <li> For detailed info on how to install and configure your plug-ins, see section 7.6 of the iMOD User Manual.&nbsp;</li> </ul> </li> <li> The new Interactive Pathline Simulator&nbsp;tool: <ul> <li> Summary: interactively animate groundwater flow in the iMOD 3D-tool.</li> <li> 'Stretched groundwater drops' with fading tail lenghts move through&nbsp;a 3D flow field.</li> <li> Define, start (forward and backward) and turn on/off separate groups of particles for wells, at boundaries, and in user-defined areas.</li> <li> Give each group of particles a different colour allowing insight in&nbsp;sources- and sink-areas&nbsp;in a 3D-groundwater flow field.</li> <li> During animation change the animation-speed, colours, tail length of the 'stretched groundwater drops', 3D-perspective,&nbsp;zoom in and out.</li> <li> Combine with geology easily: turn on or off (part of) the geological model layers, adapt the tranparency of layers.</li> <li> The possibilities of the IPS tool are demonstrated in these <a href="http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/about-imod#Video_IPS_tool">video's</a>.</li> <li> iMOD 3.3 includes a first version of the IPS tool; meanwhile testing is continued,&nbsp;features are evolving and some additional features are in the making. Feedback is most welcome: send us an <a href="mailto:imod.support@deltares.nl">email</a> or post your feedback and suggestions on the <a href="http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/forum">forum</a>.</li> </ul> </li> <li> The Save As a DEMO option of the 2D cross section and 3D Tool: <ul> <li> It is now possible to start iMOD immediately&nbsp;with your pre-defined 2D- or 3D-visualisations. Using the new 'Save As a DEMO' option in the 2D cross-section or 3D Tool you can&nbsp;save your settings in a separate / new IMF-file (see section&nbsp;7.1 and 7.3 respectively in&nbsp;the iMOD User Manual). For a description of the possibilities to start iMOD using an existing IMF-file, see section 2.4 of&nbsp;the iMOD User Manual ('Starting iMOD').</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p style="line-height: 15.4px;"> <em>In iMODFLOW:</em></p> <ul style="line-height: 15.4px;"> <li> iMODFLOW includes MetaSWAP SVN-version 1047; compared with the previous version only some in- and output statements for post-processing purposes&nbsp;have been improved.</li> <li> <span style="line-height: 1.4;">ISG river segments are allocated to grid cells intersected by segment lines. In iMOD 3.3 the segments are now allocated to all grid cells which are intersected by the lines, but also taking the flow-width into account. This means that the river segment may be spread out over several cells perpendicular to the segment line. This depends on the cell size, the cross section width (pro?le) and the surface water level. The combination of those three factors now determines the wetted area in each grid cell. The total conductance calculated in iMOD 3.2.1 and 3.3 are the same, however, in iMOD 3.3 the distribution over the grid cells is enhanced.</span></li> <li> <span style="line-height: 1.4;">It is now possible to have 2-D cross sections (bathymetries) linked to the ISG river segments - in addition to the 1-D cross sections.</span></li> <li> <span style="line-height: 1.4;">The temporal upscaling of abstractions time series when using *.txt-files sometimes produced an unintended time-shift; this has been corrected, together with a correct processing of NODATA values for upscaled average (instead of median) values of abstraction rates.</span></li> <li> <span style="line-height: 1.4;">The iPEST (parameter estimation) functionality is now available in iMOD 3.3.</span></li> </ul> <p> <a name="Ad2"></a><strong>Ad 2) Developments:</strong><br /> <br /> <em>Current developments for nearby releases (3.4 or 3.5):</em></p> <ul> <li> The <strong>GeoConnect Tool</strong>: <ul> <li> In many cases&nbsp;groundwater model layer parameters&nbsp;are based on assembled (e.g. summed) detailed geological aquifer- and&nbsp;aquitard-properties (elevation, thickness, geometry (extent), hydraulic conductivity, etc.); the GeoConnect Tool will allow the modeller to define and utilize permanent links between 1) the (unassembled)&nbsp;geologic layers (incl. it's properties) and 2) the aggregated model layers. &nbsp;The GeoConnect Tool&nbsp;will allow&nbsp;to re-calculate the hydraulic conductivities of a model layer after adapting&nbsp;the individual weights of each contributing geological layer.&nbsp;</li> <li> We intent&nbsp;to make the GeoConnect Tool available in the next iMOD-release.</li> </ul> </li> <li> Additional <strong>runfile</strong>-options: <ul> <li> We are implementing a number of additional runfile-options; for a specification of the runfile-options scheduled for the iMOD 3.4 release, please have a look in chapter 10 of the iMOD 3.3 User Manual.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p> <em>Other ongoing developments:</em></p> <ul> <li> We are working on extending the list of by iMOD-supported&nbsp;MODFLOW2005-packages, among others the MNW2-, LAK-, UZF, SWR1 and/or SFR2-packages; a fixed schedule of implementation/prioritization is not available yet.</li> <li> We just started the process of&nbsp;making iMOD-MT3DMS/SEAWAT open source and include it in the iMOD-framework. This modified version of MT3DMS/SEAWAT uses an easy-to-use runfile for specifying model data for many layers and supports the common iMOD file-formats. We estimate to finalize this open source process mid 2017.</li> <li> We are currently developing a new parallel solver package for MODFLOW called PKS (Parallel Krylov Solver). It is&nbsp;based on overlapping domain decomposition combining both the techniques of MPI and OpenMP. This development is done together with the USGS in corporation with Utrecht University and Delft University of Technology. This year we will start&nbsp;incorporating&nbsp;this new&nbsp;PKS&nbsp;package&nbsp;in iMOD. It will&nbsp;facilitate running large iMOD models on powerfull multi-core computers allowing a drastic reduction of runtimes.</li> </ul> <p> <a name="Ad3"></a><strong>Ad 3) How to obtain the 'free-of-charge' Deltares executables of iMOD 3.3?</strong><br /> <br /> To obtain a copy of the Deltares-executables of iMOD 3.3, please <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1af1lef8j92t0Juo4rJ9NQBNzS2EhCXEwWK2lYH4BUjA/viewform">submit a request</a> on http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/get-started;&nbsp;you will receive an email with download- and installation instructions.<br /> <br /> We&nbsp;require also the&nbsp;current iMOD-users&nbsp;to&nbsp;submit a&nbsp;request for the new iMOD 3.3 Deltares-executables because:</p> <ul> <li> We like to keep the list of iMOD community members up-to-date, allowing us to provide active community members with relevant iMOD-news.</li> <li> An iMOD Software License Agreement is valid per&nbsp;major (e.g. 3.0) or minor (e.g. 3.3) release.</li> </ul> <p> In case of&nbsp;possible bugfix-releases of iMOD 3.3 (e.g. 3.3.1) registered iMOD 3.3-users will be able to&nbsp;re-use the ealier provided iMOD 3.3&nbsp;download-specifications; we will inform you (per email or in the News-section of the <a href="http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod">iMOD-oss-site</a>)&nbsp;in case of a bugfix-release.</p> <p> For more info on the iMOD software, please contact: Stichting Deltares,&nbsp;P.O. Box 85467, 3508 AL Utrecht, The Netherlands. Email:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:imod.support@deltares.nl">imod.support@deltares.nl</a>.</p> <p> For info on the possibilities to obtain Deltares-support on iMOD, see&nbsp;<a href="http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/support">http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/support</a>&nbsp;or please contact: Stichting Deltares,&nbsp;P.O. Box 85467, 3508 AL Utrecht, The Netherlands. Email:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:sales@deltaressystems.nl">sales@deltaressystems.nl</a>.</p> <p> We wish you a lot of success in using iMOD 3.3.</p> <p> With kind regards,</p> <p> Bennie Minnema<br /> iMOD Product Manager</p> Bennie Minnema 2016-03-27T14:54:46Z iMOD Solid Tool short course for geo-engineers Bennie Minnema http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/home/-/blogs/imod-solid-tool-short-course-for-geo-engineers 2015-11-30T07:12:45Z 2015-11-30T07:08:42Z <p> <em>A short-course on the iMOD Solid Tool for the GEO-Engineering department (Deltares) was held at on&nbsp;November 24th 2015: Enhancing the subsoil modelling for local dike analyses using the iMOD Solid Tool and Subsurface Explorer to feed the D-series software packages such as D-stability.</em></p> <p> <em><img alt="" src="http://oss.deltares.nl/image/image_gallery?uuid=7ca3d028-8e4c-48f3-903b-0194656e0eae&amp;groupId=298096&amp;t=1448871048215" style="width: 499px; height: 299px;" /></em></p> <p> <em><img alt="" src="http://oss.deltares.nl/image/image_gallery?uuid=5c5aa578-05c9-423e-b616-b4bf2179b7a4&amp;groupId=298096&amp;t=1448871055918" style="width: 499px; height: 299px;" /></em></p> Bennie Minnema 2015-11-30T07:08:42Z iMOD 3.2.1: spaces in directory names now possible Bennie Minnema http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/home/-/blogs/imod-3-2-1:-spaces-in-directory-names-now-possible 2015-11-25T08:57:10Z 2015-11-24T12:48:40Z <p> A bugfix iMOD 3.2.1 has been released: for both the iMOD-GUI and iMODFLOW it is now possible to install and use iMOD in directories where the directory-names contain spaces.</p> <p> Where to get the new release:</p> <p> - existing iMOD 3.2 users: please dowload from the same download page as provided earlier per email.</p> <p> - existing iMOD 3.0 and iMOD 3.1 users: go&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.4;">get your new 3.2.1-copy at the 'Get Started' page.</span></p> Bennie Minnema 2015-11-24T12:48:40Z iMOD 3.2 released. Bennie Minnema http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/home/-/blogs/imod-3-2-released 2015-11-17T08:22:48Z 2015-11-17T08:16:55Z <p style="font-family: Calibri;"> <span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4;">We are pleased to inform you about the release of iMOD 3.2. The main reason for this release is an update of&nbsp;the MetaSWAP-package.</span></p> <p style="font-family: Calibri;"> <span style="font-size:14px;">Below please find:</span></p> <ol style="font-family: Calibri;"> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;">A summary of the new and improved features.</span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="line-height: 1.4;">A description of how to obtain iMOD 3.2.</span></span></li> </ol> <p> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-weight: bold; font-family: Calibri;">Ad 1) Summary of new and improved features.</span><br style="font-family: Calibri;" /> <br style="font-family: Calibri;" /> <span style="font-style: italic; font-family: Calibri;">In iMODFLOW:</span></span></p> <ul style="font-family: Calibri;"> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;">As mentioned the main reason for this release is&nbsp;an update&nbsp;of the MetaSWAP-package (SVN-version 1044) which is applied in the National Hydrological Model (LHM) of the Netherlands. With this update the coupling to the tracer module TRANSOL and the model output options have been greatly enhanced (for the release notes of <a href="http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/ExpertiseServices/Research-Institutes/alterra.htm" target="_blank">Alterra</a>, please click <a href="ftp://ftp.wur.nl/simgro/doc/Change_log/Release_Notes_SIMGRO_V7_2_27.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>). The first results for the National Hydrological Model of the Netherlands (LHM) are promising showing credible dynamics of salt profiles and salt loading on surface water. The report containing these results will be <a href="http://www.nhi.nu/nl/documentatie/nhi-lhm/v310" target="_blank">online</a> in a couple of weeks.</span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;">The iMOD-GUI now only invokes the iMODFLOW-executable from the {installfolder} avoiding the necessity of having ‘execute’-rights in other model-folders.</span></li> </ul> <p> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-style: italic; font-family: Calibri;">In the Graphical User Interface of iMOD (iMOD-GUI):</span></span></p> <ul style="font-family: Calibri;"> <li> <br style="font-family: Calibri;" /> <span style="font-size:14px;">&nbsp;Colour Legends: we added the possibility to customize the default colour legend scheme and save it as your new default in a * .CLR file.</span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;">In the cross-section tool:</span> <ul> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;">The cross-section window can now be split so that it is possible to display two or more different cross-sections at the same time in one iMOD session.</span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;">Thickness of the boreholes can be adjusted.</span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;">In a cross section with boreholes, while hovering with your mouse vertically over a borehole the vertical position of the cursor on this borehole synchronizes instantly with the corresponding depth interval in the corresponding description table. This table contains e.g. your detailed lithology.</span></li> </ul> </li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;">In the 3D tool:</span> <ul> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;">The colour legend is linked to the legend used in the cross-section tool.</span></li> </ul> </li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;">In the cross-section tool &amp; 3D tool:</span> <ul> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;">It is now possible to define a legend per individual IPF and store this in a IMF-file (iMOD Project File, see User Manual, page 118).</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-style: italic; font-family: Calibri;">In the installation procedure:</span></span></p> <ul style="font-family: Calibri;"> <li> <br style="font-family: Calibri;" /> <span style="font-size:14px;">The installation of iMOD was somewhat enhanced; during installation now the keywords USER, MODFLOW, ACROBATREADER, DBASE and HELPFILE are specified in the preference file IMOD_INIT.PRF</span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;">The installation instructions are now being followed by an optional '3D appetizer’ (section 2.3 in the iMOD User Manual).</span></li> </ul> <p> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-weight: bold; font-family: Calibri;">Ad 2) How to obtain the 'free-of-charge' Deltares executables of iMOD 3.2?</span><br style="font-family: Calibri;" /> Please go to the page '<a href="http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/get-started">Get Started</a>' and submit the form 'Request form for the Deltares-executables of iMOD'.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; font-family: Calibri;"> We wish you a lot of success in using iMOD.</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; font-family: Calibri;"> <span lang="EN-US"><o:p></o:p>With kind regards,</span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; font-family: Calibri;"> <span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 12pt; font-size: 11pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; font-family: Calibri;"> <span lang="EN-US">Bennie Minnema<br /> iMOD Product Manager</span></p> Bennie Minnema 2015-11-17T08:16:55Z Hands-on iMOD-training of VU-students as part of their master’s programme Hydrology Frans Roelofsen http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/home/-/blogs/hands-on-imod-training-of-vu-students-as-part-of-their-master’s-programme-hydrology 2015-11-24T13:05:14Z 2015-10-20T07:50:24Z <p> On 12 Oct 2015, students of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam conducted an introduction course on iMOD groundwater modeling. Frans Roelofsen and Liduin Burgering (Deltares), prepared and mentored the students in a tailor made program of 6 hours.</p> <p> The students prepared themselves beforehand by individually exercising the basics of iMOD using the iMOD-tutorials 1, 2 and 3. The hands-on training is one of the final elements of the students' master's degree in the Hydrology programme.</p> <p> The motivated students are now familiar with the Graphical User Interface of iMOD and gained experience in preparing, analyzing and running a groundwater model.<br /> <br /> If you interested in the possibilities of an tailor-made iMOD course for you or your group, please contact <u><span style="background-color:#(color);"><span style="color:#00f;"><em>imod.support@deltares.nl</em></span>.</span></u></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://oss.deltares.nl/image/image_gallery?uuid=a74f6d13-e5ca-4ad3-b106-fa46f5f3225c&amp;groupId=298096&amp;t=1445336564593" style="width: 700px; height: 394px;" /><br />  </p> Frans Roelofsen 2015-10-20T07:50:24Z iMOD User Manual partially translated in spanish Bennie Minnema http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/home/-/blogs/imod-user-manual-partially-translated-in-spanish 2015-10-05T09:48:32Z 2015-10-02T10:49:13Z <p> The iMOD User Manual has partially (chapters 1 and 2 and tutorials 1 - 3) been translated into Spanish. To download these spanish parts, go to 'Downloads', '<a href="http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/user-manual">Manuals</a>'.</p> Bennie Minnema 2015-10-02T10:49:13Z Deltares-executables of iMOD 3.01 now available free of charge Bennie Minnema http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/home/-/blogs/deltares-executables-of-imod-3-01-now-available-free-of-charge 2015-10-02T10:48:04Z 2015-09-21T06:43:28Z <p> <span style="font-size: 14px;">The Deltares-executables of iMOD 3.01 are now available free of charge!<br /> Go get them at the '<a href="http://oss.deltares.nl/web/iMOD/get-started">Get Started</a>'-section of the iMOD-homepage.</span></p> <p> The most important improved and new functionalities of iMOD 3.01 are:</p> <p> <em style="line-height: 1.4;">In the Graphical User Interface (iMOD-GUI):<br /> -&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Additional functionalities in iMODBATCH, SOLIDTOOL and WATERBALANCE<br /> -&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Help-functionaliteit is now ‘context-sensitive’</span></p> <p> <em style="line-height: 1.4;">In the computational core iMODFLOW:</em><br /> <span style="line-height: 1.4;">- Conceptual enhancements in the Perched Water Table (PWT)-package, improving numerical stability near edges of clay-layers (see section 12.13 of the iMOD User Manual).</span><br /> <span style="line-height: 1.4;">- Conceptual refinements in the discretization in the Horizontal Flow Barrier (HFB)-package.</span><br /> <span style="line-height: 1.4;">- Update van de MetaSWAP-module (svn-version 1031).</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 15.4px;">For a complete list of al the new and improved functionalities, please have a look in the section 'release notes' in the updated <a href="http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/user-manual">iMOD User Manual</a>. </span></p> <div id="cke_pastebin"> <p style="line-height: 15.4px;">  </p> </div> Bennie Minnema 2015-09-21T06:43:28Z iMOD workshop op 10 juni tijdens Deltares Software Dagen Bennie Minnema http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/home/-/blogs/imod-workshop-op-10-juni-tijdens-deltares-software-dagen 2015-06-15T04:38:32Z 2015-06-03T06:41:28Z <p> <span style="font-size:12px;">Voor de grondwater- en ondergrond-modelleurs organiseerden we op 10 juni een iMOD-workshop.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:12px;">De iMOD workshop richtte zich op:</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:12px;">1)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; het hoog-resoluut doorrekenen van erg grote modellen en</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:12px;">2)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; de toepassing van de 3D Solidtool.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:12px;">Enthousiaste iMOD-gebruikers oefenden beide onderdelen d.m.v. hands-on trainingen. De bijbehorende iMOD-tutorials worden binnenkort aan de iMOD-user manual toegevoegd, zie oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/user-manual.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:12px;"><img alt="" src="http://oss.deltares.nl/image/image_gallery?uuid=47e968fa-82b2-4bf7-a746-508e505edc51&amp;groupId=298096&amp;t=1434350196335" style="width: 564px; height: 375px;" /></span></p> Bennie Minnema 2015-06-03T06:41:28Z IBRAHYM-groundwater model html-figures added Bennie Minnema http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/home/-/blogs/ibrahym-groundwater-model-html-figures-added 2015-04-24T11:23:21Z 2015-04-24T11:02:55Z <p> The showcases page has been extended with all html-figures of the IBRAHYM 2.0 model in- and output. Take a look and click <a href="http://oss.deltares.nl/web/iMOD/ibrahym-showcase">here</a>.</p> Bennie Minnema 2015-04-24T11:02:55Z Symposium IBRAHYM 2.0 op 2 april 2015 Bennie Minnema http://oss.deltares.nl/web/imod/home/-/blogs/symposium-ibrahym-2-0-op-2-april-2015 2015-02-21T09:30:34Z 2015-01-29T18:54:02Z <p> Het <a name="ibrahymnews"></a> consortium nodigt u graag uit <span style="line-height: 1.4;">voor de presentatie van </span><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">Ibrahym 2.0 </strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">op&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">donderdag 2 april 2015.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">IBRAHYM 2.0 is de nieuwe versie van het (geo)hydrologisch model voor Limburg. Deze dag is tevens de eerste Ibrahym netwerkdag.&nbsp;</span><br /> <span style="line-height: 1.4;">De dag zal bestaan uit twee delen:<br /> 1) e</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">en plenaire sessie (tot 14.00 uur), waarin we graag uw wensen en ideeën over de toekomst van Ibrahym vernemen</span><br /> <span style="line-height: 1.4;">2) een hands-on sessie voor modelleurs, waarin u zelf aan de knoppen zit om Ibrahym door te lichten.</span><br /> <span style="line-height: 1.4;">Reserveer deze dag alvast in uw agenda!&nbsp;</span><br /> <span style="line-height: 1.4;">Deze netwerkdag zal plaatsvinden in het drinkwaterproductiebedrijf WPH te Beegden (NL).</span><br /> <span style="line-height: 1.4;">Wij nodigen u uit dit bericht aan geïnteresseerde collega's door te sturen.</span><br /> <span style="line-height: 15.3999996185303px;">Voor een pdf van het programma,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://oss.deltares.nl/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=d58a15de-14dc-40d2-89e2-df580406f7b8&amp;groupId=298096"><span style="line-height: 15.3999996185303px;">klik hier</span></a>.</p> <p> Aanmelden voor 23 maart 2015, <a href="http://goo.gl/forms/EaLJ2c6y0F">klik hier voor het aanmeldformulier</a>.</p> <p> <span style="line-height: 1.4;">We hopen u op 2 april 2015 te mogen verwelkomen!</span></p> <p> <em style="line-height: 1.4;">Namens het Ibrahym-consortium,</em><br /> <span style="line-height: 1.4;">Birgitta Putters (WML), Jurriaan Cok (WPM), Sabine Bartusseck (WRO), Eric Castenmiller (Provincie Limburg)</span></p> Bennie Minnema 2015-01-29T18:54:02Z