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What is G-ADOPT?

G-ADOPT is a computational platform for inverse geoscientific modelling 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 disciplines (https://doi.org/10.47486/PL031).

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.