The second edition on the Winter School on GEOframe will be held between January 8 and 17, 2020 at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering of University of Trento.

The course is devoted to Ph.D. Students, Post-docs, Young researchers an aims to make the participants to run their own simulations on their own catchments and estimate the hydrological budget components. To have an idea of the topics, the interested researchers should give look at the material (slides, video etc. of the 2019 Winter School). For students is possible also to participate only to the second week (at the same cost, but saving some lodging) but, in that case, is mandatory to follow the on-line courses and tutorials  relative of 8-9-10 January topics and having done the exercises before December 15. 

We will offer online support to them up to that date and no support whatsoever  between 13-17 of January for clear reasons of course efficiency.  The material of the first three days will be available on the Winter School website  from November 15, 2019.

With respect to the 2019 School, there will be more practice and more detailed material on Evapotranspiration and Rainfall-Runoff. For every 40 minutes of talk there will be 70 minutes of supervised exercise for a total of 8 hour a day of activities.


Prof. Riccardo Rigon, Ph.D.
Prof. Giuseppe Formetta, Ph.D.
Marialaura Bancheri, Ph.D.
Michele Bottazzi, Ph.D. candidate
Niccolò Tubini, Ph.D. student
Daniele Dalla Torre, research assistant

The provisional topics

January 8
Installation and introduction to the Object Modelling System Infrastructure and Jupyter

January 9
Interpolation of hydrometeorological datasets and elements of parameters calibration with LUCA and particle swarm tools

January 10
Hydrologic Response Units delineation and treatment of spatial features

January 13
Estimation of evaporation and transpiration 

January 14
Rainfall-Runoff I - Representation of semidistributed models with the Extended Petri Nets. The embedded reservoir (ERM) and other available models. Discussing  inputs data to models and modelling solutions

January 15
Rainfall-Runoff - II  - How Net3 works. Preparing the topology and the simulation files.  Connecting and disconnecting components. Running modelling solutions

January 16
Rainfall-Runoff - III Calibration issues, multisite calibrations and first results production

January 17
Results production and presentation. Hints for estimating travel times. Crowd-based-hydrology


Cost of the School is:

  • 350 Euros for who will subscribe before November 15, 2019
  • 400 Euros for who will subscribe after November 15, 2019

discount of 20 Euros is granted to fellows of the Italian Hydrological Society (subscriptions for students are available at the IHS-SII site for 10 Euros to students and 20 to seniors). 

Who attended the last year school can participate free of charge, upon subscription.

The fee is free of “VAT tax” as per art. 10 DPR 633/72.

Inclusive of the costs will be coffee breaks and lunchs, and one social dinner for all the schoolmates Environmental and Mechanical Engineering.

For the registration please click here (or use the link in the "useful links" box).

Venue & Accomodation

The Winter School venue is the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanics Engineering of The University of Trento - Via Mesiano 77 - Trento.

Severals hotels are available in the beautiful and historic city center of Trento, from where the conference venue can be reached easily by bus line 5 in less than 30 minutes.
​List of the hotels

How to reach Trento

Travel by air: the nearest airport is Verona airport, which can be conveniently reached flying through Munich airport.

Travel by train: Trento can be reached from Verona railway station in about 1 hour by train. From Milan (Malpensa airport) the train takes approximately 5 hours, while 4 hours from Munich railway station. 

For train tickets please go to

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About Trento and the Dolomites

The historical city of Trento is situated in the autonomous Italian region of Trentino - Alto-Adige, close to the world-famous mountains called Dolomites . Trento is very easy to reach by car or train from Austria (150 km south of Innsbruck) and from Verona (90 km north of Verona). The nearest and most convenient airport is Verona Airport, 15 minutes from the Verona train station. The region around Trento is of extraordinary beauty, with its unique mountains and lakes that offer the participants many exciting outdoor activities like skiing, hiking or climbing.