Lifelong learning

 


Think of the rapid developments in climate-change science, Earth observation and computer science. This is enough to make one realize how nowadays piling up a considerable cultural and technical debt is a matter of no time

The >mission of Watermotion (advance, clarify, devise, enrich) naturally applies to Watermotion itself, prior to and beyond project execution. Hence, learning is a truly lifelong path — It is driven by the commitment to embrace and deploy sound knowledge, uphold scientific integrity, and deliver well-thought value with agility

Pathfinder


The training and learning initiatives of Watermotion revolve around four key themes

These themes are often intercorrelated one to another. The most prominent initiatives are listed below. These consist of >MOOCs, advanced courses and conferences with highly-qualified keynote speeches — Also, scroll the Twitter timeline embedded in these pages for an fine-grained overview of events, milestones and happenings

Moreover, a lot of informal and non-formal knowledge tapped from ancillary disciplines and behavioural sciences is left beyond description here — See the >LinkedIn profile for details on this

Why continuous learning


As a one-man company, Watermotion truly embodies the freedom of play and the genuine joy of continuous learning. Watermotion invests in maintaining a complete and broad knowledge base. The emphases are laid on

  • being future-ready
  • filling gaps (admittedly and unashamedly)
  • placing fragmented and incidental knowledge under the attending overarching themes

Watermotion has embraced the MOOC revolution in public education wholeheartedly, with 12 courses successfully completed since 2014. The completion certificates are linked to in the respective headings below

How this happens


Swift librarianship is key
Structured learning makes subject retrieval and deployment easier at the point of need — In this way, the right mix of breadth and depth can be marshalled from an organized repository of notions

This enables to eventually provide edge and quality assurance, relieve criticalities, raise the eyesight over perceived barriers, facilitate communication and dispel false economies


Theme computer science


MOOCs (4)

2015 | >Introduction to Linux · The Linux Foundation, US · 18 weeks

2015 | >Introduction to cloud computing · IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, US · 4 weeks

2014 | >Introduction to computational thinking and data science · The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US · 8 weeks

2014 | >Introduction to computer science and programming using Python · The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US · 8 weeks

Courses (1)

1999 | Eighth summer school on parallel processing · CINECA, IT · 2 weeks

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Theme data analysis


MOOCs (4)

2015 | >The analytics edge · The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US · 9 weeks

2015 | >Going places with spatial analysis · ESRI – Environmental Systems Research Institute, US · 6 weeks

2014 | >Exploring statistics with R · Karolinska Institutet, SE · 5 weeks

2014 | Tackling the challenges of big data · >MIT Professional Development, US · 4 weeks

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Theme geophysical flows and climate change


MOOCs (4)

2016 | >Monitoring the oceans from space · EUMETSAT, EU · 5 weeks

2016 | >Tsunamis and storm surges: introduction to coastal disasters · Waseda University, JP · 7 weeks

2014 | >Introduction to water and climate · Delft University of Technology, NL · 6 weeks

2014 | >Global warming science · The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US · 12 weeks

Courses (7)

2016 | >Computational acoustics · International  Centre for Mechanical Sciences (CISM), IT · 1 weeks

2015 | >Physics of the climate system · University of Utrecht, NL · 2 weeks

2015 | >Mixing and dispersion in flows dominated by rotation and buoyancy · CISM, IT · 1 week

2011 | Advanced SWAN course · Deltares, NL · 2 days

2008 | Delft3D introductory course · Deltares, NL · 2 days

2004 | Geophysical and environmental fluid dynamics summer school · University of Cambridge, UK · 2 weeks

2001 | Environmental fluid mechanics: theory, application and experiments · IAHR · 2 weeks

Recent conferences (8)

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 | NCK days · >Netherlands Centre for Coastal Research

2015 | >Applied coastal research · University of Florence, IT · 3 days

2015 | Workshop on modelling mixed-sediment river morphodynamics · Delft University of Technology, NL · 3 days

2015 | >International conference on turbulence and interactions in marine systems · INOGS, IT · 3 days

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Theme engineering flows dynamics | methods and techniques


MOOCs (1)

2016 | >Building with nature · Delft University of Technology, NL · 5 weeks

Advanced courses (8)

2016 | >Computational fluid-structure interactions · International Centre for Mechanical Sciences (CISM), IT · 1 week

2015 | >Particles in wall-bounded turbulent flows: deposition, re-suspension and agglomeration · CISM, IT · 1 week

2015 | >Dynamics of bubbly flows · CISM, IT · 1 week

2014 | OpenDA (data assimilation) · Deltares, NL · 1 day

2014 | Smoothed particle hydrodynamics · University of Manchester, UK · 2 days

2003 | Application of particle image velocimetry: theory and practice · >ERCOFTAC, DE · 1 week

2003 | Post-processing of experimental and numerical data · >Von Kármán Institute for Fluid Mechanics, BE · 1 week

2002 | Introduction to computational fluid dynamics · >Von Kármán Institute for Fluid Mechanics, BE · 1 week

Recent conferences (6)

2016, 2015, 2014 | >Delft Software Days · Deltares, NL · 2 weeks

2015 | >10th International workshop on smoothed particle hydrodynamics  · University of Parma, IT · 4 days

2014 | >Symposium on EurOtop · UNESCO-IHE, NL · 1 day

2014 | ADCP workshop · Aquavision, NL · 2 days

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Last edited March 2017 · authored by Giordano Lipari