What is G-ADOPT?
G-ADOPT is a computational platform for inverse geodynamics, being developed and maintained by researchers from
the Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University. It builds on a recent surge
in accessible observational datasets and advances in inversion methods using sophisticated adjoint techniques that
provide a mechanism for fusing these observations with dynamics, physics and chemistry.
G-ADOPT is supported and funded by Australian Research Data Commons within
the 2020 Platforms open call for investments in platforms that transform the way research is conducted in various
G-ADOPT is based on two novel software libraries, Firedrake and
dolfin-adjoint. When combined, these libraries provide a
state-of-the-art finite element platform that offers a radical new approach for rigorously integrating geoscientific
data with multi-resolution, time-dependent, geodynamical models, through high-performance computing.