Workflows in Environmental Geotechnics: Status-Quo and Perspectives

  • Olaf KolditzEmail author
  • Uwe-Jens Gorke
  • Haibing Shao
  • Hua Shao
  • Thomas Nagel
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


Environmental systems are complex. For unravelling this complexity both observation and modelling concepts are being developed and applied - still and mostly in independent ways. Developing and establishing continuous workflows in environmental systems analysis integrating observation as well as modelling aspects shall help overcoming this disparity. In this paper we present basic concepts of technical workflow development in geosciences and show examples from different applications in geotechnics. Technical workflows combine data integration, numerical simulation and data analysis and therefore support the modelling process. Benchmarking is an essential tool for proving complex workflows, e.g., the consistency between experimental work and process modelling.


Environmental Geotechnics Workflows OpenGeoSys 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olaf Kolditz
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Uwe-Jens Gorke
    • 1
  • Haibing Shao
    • 1
    • 3
  • Hua Shao
    • 4
  • Thomas Nagel
    • 1
    • 5
  1. 1.Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Dresden University of TechnologyDresdenGermany
  3. 3.Freiberg University of TechnologyFreibergGermany
  4. 4.Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural ResourcesHannoverGermany
  5. 5.Trinity College DublinDublinIreland

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