Model Calibration and Quantification of Predictive Uncertainty Using PEST

Dr. John Doherty (author of PEST)

Dr. Philippe Renard, Dr. Philip Brunner

October 7-11, 2013 - Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Centre of Hydrogeology and Geothermics, University of Neuchâtel

Course Attendee Information

Practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds will benefit from this
course, whether new to PEST or with previous PEST experience.

To get the most out of days 2 to 5 of the course, attendees should
have modelling experience, preferably in the groundwater or surface
water disciplines. However the material presented on day 1 of the
course will also benefit those who rely on models for decision-making
purposes and need to have a better understanding of what models can
and cannot achieve, but do not necessarily build them.

Hands-on labs are GUI-independent and cover a variety of modelling
disciplines, so that anyone interested in model calibration,
parameter optimization, or the analysis of numerical model
uncertainty can benefit from the couse. Experience in working at the
command line level is an advantage in doing the workshops.

Whether or not you are a modeller you can still benefit from the
course because the concepts explained in this course are vital to an
understanding of the role of modelling in environmental management.

This page has been updated the 6/1/2013