Participant Testimonials

Aug 19 - Aug 21, 2016

We would like to thank you and BIRS for the superb venue and for the organization that made our workshop so successful. It provided an opportunity to have a wide range of research scientists discuss a vision for developing open source simulation and inversion software that can accelerate research progress and increase communication and collaboration among computational geoscientists. It is clear that many researchers are attempting to change their views about protectionism of software and intellectual property but the mechanisms by which this is achieved in practice are not established. This workshop provided an opportunity to discuss a potential framework that would break down these barriers and allow scientists from different disciplines in geoscience, such as seismology, potential fields, electromagnetics and hydrogeology, and working with different computer languages, to communicate on computational matters and to work on problems of mutual interest. There was great enthusiasm for the development of the framework and the seeds have thus been planted.

Douglas Oldenburg Professor
Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia