Open HYPE Course 2021

31 August to 2 September 2021

Online, from Norrköping, Sweden

The course describes multi-basin hydrological modelling using HYPE at the local/regional scale. It is organized by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI).


The course presents HYPE and the World-Wide HYPE (WW-HYPE) model set-up, structure and current calibration for the globe. After the course, participants can apply for WW-HYPE sub-models for their areas of interest with a view to collaborative improvement of WW-HYPE. There will be online lectures and exercises about the following themes:

  • HYPE model introduction: Model structure and processes
  • Building and using HYPE model applications: Set-up and files
  • Tools
  • WW-HYPE model introduction: Set-up, performance, future
  • Improving the existing WWH model setup for a part of the world
  • Including your own data (river flow observations, catchments delineation, routing, land use, water bodies, forcing data P/T)
  • Different calibration strategies and stepwise parameter estimation using multi-source data


Due to the Covid-19 situation, the course will be held online.

  • The course is free of charge and open to anyone with a technical background in hydrological modelling.
  • Participants need their own laptop and may bring their own data.

Previous annual open HYPE Courses

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