22-24 May 2019, Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark.
This is the wiki page for the upcoming 9th Workshop of the Open Energy Modelling Initiative, a grass-roots organization of modellers from various research institutes, universities, and companies. The workshop will take place at Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark, from 22-24 May 2019.
The primary workshop location will be AU Navitas building, a 15 minute walk from Aarhus main railway station and close to the city center. The venue is at Inge Lehmanns Gade, 10.
Do also sign up to the forum and mailing list where all things regarding open energy modelling are discussed.
About the workshop
The Openmod Workshops provide a forum for modellers to come together and discuss how to further the use of open data and open software tools in the energy modelling community. Topics range from exchanges about specific types of data (e.g. sources for open data on building stocks or distribution networks) to advocacy and outreach.
Only a small part of the workshop consists of prepared presentations. For the rest of the workshop, participants work together in groups on do-a-thons addressing specific topics. The topics are chosen by the participants themselves, so please get actively involved by suggesting topics! To get the most out of the workshop, it is suggested to consider in advance what you would like to discuss.
Do-a-thons should have specific aims, which can be followed up after the workshop, e.g. improving the openmod wiki pages, lobbying a data-holder to change its licensing, improving educational tools, or outreach.
Venue: Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, Navitas building
Getting there: The workshop location is Navitas building which is located at the seafront, at a short walk from Aarhus's main train station.
Accommodation: Participants who wish to stay within walking distance from the workshop can book Danhostel Aarhus City or CABIN Aarhus Hostel. Some of the Airbnb choices are also super cheap. As long as you stay in the zipcode 8000, it is extremely easy to get to Navitas on foot. More information on hotels can be found on VisitAarhus.
The registration is open. The instructions can be found in the forum.
Wednesday, May 22
from 8:30 Reception and coffee (Navitas entrance)
09:00 - 09:10 Welcome and intro to day 1 (Navitas auditorium, 01.078)
09:10 - 09:20 Intro to the OpenMod Initiative (Navitas auditorium, 01.078)
09:20 - 10:00 Speed dating (speak with 10 random people for 4 minutes each) (Navitas auditorium, 01.078)
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 10:-25 Welcome to Aarhus University – Department of Engineering (Navitas auditorium, 01.078)
10:25 - 11:30 Keynote: "Decarbonisation of the networked European energy system. Open modelling challenges to boldly go where no one has gone before" Prof. Martin Greiner, Aarhus University (Navitas auditorium, 01.078)
11:30 - 12:00 Do-a-thons preparation (Navitas auditorium, 01.078)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch (Canteen)
13:00 - 15:00 Do-a-thons session 1 (rooms 4.096, 4.121, 4.124, 4.081)
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 17:30 Do-a-thons session 2 (rooms 4.096, 4.121, 4.124, 4.081)
Dinner at Aarhus Street food (They all take credit cards. We meet at Navitas front door)
Thursday, May 23
8:00 Meet at Navitas front door to take the tram to the visit (25 min tram + 15 min walking). Tram tickets must be bought through the Midttrafik app, so we suggest downloading the app in advance. The route: L2 Skolebakken - Lisbjerg Bygade 3 zones
9:00 - 11:00 Visit to BKVV biomass CPH power plant that provides heat to Aarhus District Heating system
11:00 - 13:00 Go back to Navitas & Lunch (canteen)
13:00 - 15:00 Do-a-thons session 3 (rooms 4.096, 4.121, 4.124, 4.081)
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 17:00 Keynote: Clayton Barrows (NREL) "Scalable Model and Dataset Development Informing Integrated Energy
Pathways at NREL" (Navitas auditorium, 01.078)
18:30 Common Dinner at Sct.Oluf (We meet at 18:15 at Navitas front door. Sct. Oluf is very close.)
Friday, May 24
8:30 - 9:00 Intro to day 3 (Navitas auditorium, 01.078)
9:00 - 10:00 Lightning talks (Navitas auditorium, 01.078)
10:00 - 10:30 openmod/NGO bridge update (Robbie Morrison and Felix Reitz) (Navitas auditorium, 01.078)
10:30 - 12:00 Posters session
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch (canteen)
13:00 - 15:00 Do-a-thons session 4 (rooms 4.096, 4.121, 4.124, 4.081)
15:00 - 15:30 Optional 1-minute do-a-thon result pitches and discussion (Navitas auditorium, 01.078)
15:30 - 16:30 Online feedback and next workshop (Navitas auditorium, 01.078)
Other things to see and do in Aarhus
Aarhus was the European Capital of Culture in 2017 and has many interesting places to visit. Besides the general overview provided in the visitor page (https://www.visitaarhus.com) we recommend the followings locations close to where the workshop will be held: