The PEST course Application & Theory (September 2024)

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This short course is intended to help those who use a graphical user interface (GUI) for model setup, to gain familiarity with some of the principles and practicalities of calibration and uncertainty analysis. It is designed to help you get the most out of this interface when using PEST/PEST++. The course also shows how a modeler can gain access to extra inversion and uncertainty analysis functionality by going beyond the interface when required. Finally, it provides an overview of new data assimilation and uncertainty analysis technologies that will have a profound effect on the way in which decision-support modelling is undertaken, but that are actually quite easy to implement.

The course is informal. We have a plan for what we want to cover. However, in times such as these when technology is changing fast, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and confused. So, some of what we talk about, and how we talk about it, will be governed by you, the audience. Feel free to come along and discuss your problems. We will do our best to meet you where you are at!

Course Programme


John Doherty

Francesca Lotti

Giovanni Formentin

Additional information


Regular, IAH-SGI, Students-ECHN