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

that are often intercorrelated one to another.

The most prominent initiatives are listed per theme below — These consist of >massive open online courses, advanced courses and conferences with highly-qualified keynote speeches

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

Also, scroll the Twitter timeline embedded in this website 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

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


Theme 1 — computer science

MOOCs (4)

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

Syllabus The Linux Foundation · Linux philosophy and concepts ·  Linux structure and installation · Graphical interface · System configuration from the graphical interface · Command line operations · Finding Linux documentation · File operations · User environment · Text editors · Local security principles · Network operations · Manipulating text · Printing · Bash shell scripting ·  Advanced bash scripting · Processes · Common applications

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

Syllabus Plotting · Simulations and random walks · Probability and hashing · Stochastic programming and statistical thinking · Monte Carlo simulations · Using randomness to solve non-random problems · Curve fitting · Knapsack problem · Graphs and graph optimization · More on graphs · Machine learning · More on machine learning · Statistical fallacies

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

Syllabus Introduction to computation · Core elements of programs · Simple algorithms · Functions · Recursion · Objects · Debugging · Assertions and exceptions · Efficiency and order of growth · Memory and search · Classes · Object-oriented programming · Trees

Courses (1)

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

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Theme 2 — data analysis

MOOCs (4)

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

Syllabus Introduction to analytics · Linear regression · Logistic regression · Trees · Text analytics · Clustering · Visualization · Linear optimization · Integer optimization

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

Syllabus Understanding and comparing places · Determining how places are related · Finding the best locations and paths · Determining and quantifying patterns · Gravity methods and spatial statistics

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

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

Syllabus Introduction and use cases · Big data collection (data cleaning and integration, hosted data platforms and the cloud) · Big data storage (modern databases, distributed computing platforms, noSQL newSQL) · Big data systems (security, multicore scalability, user interfaces for data) · Big data analytics (fast algorithms, data compression, machine learning tools, information summarization, applications to medicine and finance)

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Theme 3 — 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

Syllabus Introduction and history of the Earth’s climate ·  A little climate physics · Paleoclimate · Instrumental record of the Earth’s climate · Composition of the atmosphere · Basic climate physics · Radiative heat transfer · Convective heat transfer and radiative-convective equilibrium · Atmospheric circulation · Clouds, aerosols, and climate · Oceans and climate · The carbon cycle and geochemistry of radiatively-active trace gases · The global climate system and climate modelling · Forcings and feedbacks in the climate system

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 (9)

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 4 — 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 May 2017 · authored by Giordano Lipari