OMS 2016

International Summer School on Hydrological modeling with OMS components

Trento, 18-21 July 2016
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The school is aimed to train Ph.D. students, young researchers and others to the use of the Object Modeling System Components version 3 [David et al., 2013; Formetta et al., 2014]. These components deals with various degree of complexity all the hydrological processes and are part of two modeling systems, AGEs, developed by the ARS unit of USDA of Fort Collins in Colorado, and JGrass-NewAGE developed by University of Trento at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering.

The system is highly innovative for hydrology, since various modeling solutions can be built upon basic components to fulfill what research or practice of water management and hazards require.

The school will be open to 25 participants. The applications - up to 25 - must contain a short CV of the participant and a letter of motivation. They will be  processed upon their arrive (first in first accepted) and be affective after the required little fee (see below) is paid. 

Information about OMS/AGEs can be found at
Information about the JGrass-NewAGE system at


dr. Olaf David Colorado State University, designer of the OMS system
dr. Timothy Green and dr. Gregory Mc Master of ARS, Fort Collins
dr. Scott Peckham on University of Colorado
dr. Giuseppe Formetta NERC of Wallingford, UK
eng. Marialaura Bancheri
eng. Francesco Serafin and Wuletawu Abera of University of Trento, besides prof. Rigon.


For the update program please visit:

First day

Olaf David - Introduction to OMS system
Scott Peckham – Introduction to the Basic Model Inteface
Francesco Serafin  - Downloading, accesing information, putting to work the system, and interact with the user group

Practise exercises

Second day

Greg Mc Master - A few case studies in Colorado with AGEs 
Tim Green -  Brasilian catchment case study  

Practise exercises

Third day

Wuletawu Abera - Simulation of the hydrological budget with JGrass-NewAGE
Marialaura Bancheri  - Estimating travel times with JGrass-NewAGE

Practise exercises

Fourth day

Tim Green - Calibrating a modelling solution with LUCA
Giuseppe Formetta - Calibrating modelling solutions with Particle Swarm

Practise exercises


Registration and fee

Is possible to registrate to the OMS Summer School by filling the registration form on-line (available in the next days) in the box useful link (on the right of this web page). The deadline for the registration is the 10 June 2016. 

The fee is 150 euro.

The fee will cover: 

  • partecipation to the OMS Summer School
  • lunches

How to reach us

The conference will take place at the University of Trento, Department of Letter and Phylosophy, via Tommaso Gar 14.

The University is located in the heart of the historic centre of Trento, just a short walk from the Cathedral (Piazza Duomo) and 10 minutes’ walk from the railway station.

Click here to enlarge Below you will find some indications on how to reach Trento.

By car or coach

You can reach Trento by the following roads:

  • Strada Statale dell'Abetone e del Brennero SS12;
  • Autostrada del Brennero - A22 motorway, phone (+39) 0461 980085; coming by A22 is necessary take the Trento Sud exit (Trento centro is closed) and follow the SS12 direction Trento centro;
  • Superstrada della Valsugana for those coming from Venice SS47;
  • Strada Statale 45 bis (Gardesana Occidentale) for those coming from Brescia. By train There are two main lines that reach Trento: the Brennero line (from Rome to Innsbruck) and theValsugana line (from Venice to Trento).

Timetable details from can be seen on the following link: Ferrovie dello Stato.

By plane

The closest airports to Trento are the following:

Verona Catullo Airport - 90 km: the airport has a shuttle bus service which takes to the railway station of Verona. It’s also possible to take a taxi directly from the airport to Trento, but if it will be rather expensive. If you are going by car take the motorway A22 from the entrance Verona nord.

Venezia Marco Polo - 125 km: the airport is connected to the nearby railway stations of Venice-Santa Lucia and Mestre-Venice by scheduled bus services. By car take the SS14 and continue on A27, take the exit direction Milano/Bologna and continue on A4. After 70 km take the exit Brennero/Verona and take the A22.

Milano Linate - 245 km: the shuttle service will take you to the Stazione Centrale of Milano, from this central station you can easily take the train to Trento (there is no direct train, it’s necessary to change train in Verona Porta Nuova, from where there is a train to Trento almost every hour). By car follow direction to motorway A4 Milano/Venezia. After 100 km take the Peschiera exit and follow direction to A22 motorway.

Milano Malpensa – 300 km: the shuttle service is the same as at the Milano Linate. By car take the Strada Statale SS336 direction A8 Milano. So take the motorway A8 and after 12 km take A4 motorway direction Venezia. After 100 km take the Peschiera exit and follow direction to A22 motorway.

Bolzano - 60 km: there is no shuttle bus service, but it’s possible to reach the public bus stop on foot, the bus will take you to the railway station in town, there is a direct train to Trento almost every half an hour. if you are travelling by car just take the entrance Bolzano sud; after 45 km take the exit Trento nord and follow the SS12 direction centro.

City travel

The city has an efficient urban travel system (yellow and purple buses) run by Trentino Trasporti spa. Extra urban buses are run by the same company. If you visit the Trentino Trasporti office at the main railway station you can pick up a timetable “Guida ai trasporti del Trentino”. Taxis can be caught anywhere in the city or booked on the phone number (+39) 0461 930002.

Further Information

The Trentino Region has a lot of interesting monuments situated on all the territory: museums, castles and other attractions.
To find out more about the city of Trento visit