OGGM workshop 2020 [POSTPONED]

to be held 08-12 June 2020 in Neuharlingersiel, Germany

Posted by Ben Marzeion on December 11, 2019

Due to the situation, the workshop is POSTPONED! Visit this link for the new announcement.

The 5th OGGM workshop will take place from June 8th to 12th in Neuharlingersiel, Germany.

What is it ?

The OGGM workshop is an annual, informal meeting for developers, users, and future users of the OGGM model. The workshop is open to any interested scientist (within the limits of our capacities!).

Save the date

strike>Monday 8th to Friday 12th of June 2020</strike>. Monday to Wednesday the focus will be on presentations of previous and ongoing work, Thursday to Friday will focus on trainings and coding sessions (hands-on). We will start in the late afternoon on Monday, and finish before noon on Friday.


The workshop will be held at the DJH (youth hostel with very good standard) Neuharlingersiel (www.djh-resort.de), very close to the North Sea coast. The hostel provides all facilities for our workshop (incl. catering). The location is best reached by train to Norden, from where we will offer a shuttle. More information on logistics will be provided to registered participants later.


This tentative schedule is for orientation only. We would like this workshop to be as flexible as possible and will adjust to the needs and suggestions of the participants! The first part of the workshop (08th to 10th of June) has two main objectives:

  1. State and applications of OGGM : the first sessions will deal with presentations from the participants about the state, recent developments and results of OGGM, and its place in the international context of glacier modeling.

  2. Future developments and visions for OGGM : the second session will be dedicated to specific discussions and more general brainstorming about the future and goals of the OGGM project.

For the hands-on sessions in the following two days, we will split the participants into smaller groups:

  • Beginner tutorials: these sessions are for current and future OGGM users to get to know the model internals and learn how to set-up and customize a model run.
  • Code sprints: we will address specific coding challenges together, in the form of a programming sprint.
  • Q&A: we will leave time open to discuss actual problems in the model itself, and try to develop strategies to solve them.

This second part is targeting current and future model users, or people interested in the model internals. It will be rather technical.

Who can participate ?

Anyone interested in the model, or in glaciological modeling in general! In particular, we would like to encourage potential users and developers to join us, to get to know each other, and to gather first-hand information about the model internals. Note that in case of high interest we might have to limit the number of participants.

Workshop fee

The fee for participation for the entire workshop is € 490, and includes the costs for the workshop, room (four nights), and full board from the afternoon of June 8th to the morning of June 12.


If you wish to participate to the workshop or if you have questions regarding the organization please send us an e-mail at info [at] oggm.org. Registration closes on March 31st, 2020.


Ben Marzeion, Fabien Maussion.

Past workshops