Zurich 2016

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2016 Madagascar School on Reproducible Computational Geophysics in Zürich



June 6-7, 2016

Hosting Organization

Exploration and Environmental Geophysics (EEG) group
Institute of Geophysics
ETH Zürich


Department of Earth Sciences at ETH Zürich (Zentrum campus)
Room F39
NO Building
Sonneggstrasse 5, 8092 Zürich

Location and directions in Google Maps

Travel and Accommodation

Zurich is an international business city as well as one of the favorite destinations for European tourists. Please note that the Madagascar school takes place at the beginning of the tourist season, we suggest to book your travel well in advance.

Please also check in advance if you need a visa to enter and stay in Switzerland. Switzerland is part of the Schengen Area. All EU and EEA (Iceland, Norway, and Liechtenstein) countries do not require visa and ID cards are generally sufficient, but please check if a passport might be required. Do I need a VISA?

Zurich is easily accessible by plane, by train, and by car. You can find additional information on SBB (railways) and ZVV (public transports).


Registration is open until 27th May 2016.

Registration fees are 30 Swiss Francs (CHF) for students and 100 Swiss Francs (CHF) for other participants. Exchange rate

Lunches on both days and coffee breaks are included in the registration fees.

Click here to proceed to the registration.


Work in progress!

Day 1 Monday, June 6th
9:00-12:00 Madagascar as a framework for reproducible research

Madagascar provides a complete environment for organizing one's research, from new software development to running computational experiments to publishing the experimental results in papers and reports and archiving them for future usage. This shared environment enables an efficient exchange of research results with colleagues and sponsors. In this module, you will learn how to take the full advantage of the Madagascar environment to enhance research productivity and research collaboration.

13:00-14:30 Modeling and Full Waveform Inversion (Pengliang Yang)


14:30-16:00 Modeling and High-Performance Computing (Jeffrey Shragge)


Day 2 Tuesday, June 7th
9:00-10:30 2D field data processing (Kelly Regimbal)


10:30-12:00 Processing the TeaPot Dome Land 3D survey with Madagascar (Karl Schleicher)

Teapot dome 3D survey

13:00-14:30 Marchenko imaging (Constantin Mildner and Filippo Broggini)

In Marchenko imaging, wavefields are retrieved at speci- fied focal points in the subsurface through an iterative scheme derived from the multidimensional Marchenko equation. The method requires seismic-reflection data at the earth’s surface (after free-surface multiple elimination) and an estimate of the direct wavefield from the surface to each focal point, which can be computed, for instance, in a macrovelocity model.

14:30-16:00 Students' experiences with Madagascar, Reproducible documents, Wrap up.