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Did you know that you can directly import and export CSV files from an RS MINERVE database?

The current version of the software includes CSV compatibility allowing the importation and exportation of CSV files. This format is common and fast to prepare and/or modify with programs such as Microsoft Excel or LibreOffice.

As shown in the image below, CSV importation and exportation are really simple. Do you want to try it? (click on the image to enlarge it)



RS MINERVE 2.0 now available

The new RS MINERVE 2.0 is now available for all users!

As presented in previous post, main improvements of this new version are:

  • Channel routing models updated, including resolutions based on Kinematic Wave, Muskingum-Cunge and St-Venant, including the parameter “number of sections”.
  • Reservoir, turbine and hydropower models improved ease of use.
  • Command-line tasks to invoke VBScripts and perform simulations without interface.
  • In the GIS module, new function to create and edit full hydrological models from shapefiles.
  • Integration of background images in the model interface for any model or submodel.
  • Enhanced settings, with custom or predefined systems of units (SI International System, US Customary), and managed by model.
  • Graphic interface improved with the implementation of information by tabs.
  • Possibility of exporting model as image (.png).
  • New modular and extensible software architecture based on PRISM 5.0 and the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF), which allows personal developements.

If you use any previous version (=<, please uninstall it and install the new version.


Why you should try RS MINERVE !

Have you ever used RS MINERVE ? Not yet ? Do you know its advantages compared to other similar programs? Some reasons why RS MINERVE could be really interesting for you are given hereafter :

  • The hydrological-hydraulic model can be built with different hierarchical levels (called sub-models) which easily allow the organization of your model per region. A must for large models!
  • The different hydrological models (SOCONT, HBV, SAC-SMA, etc) can be easily converted from one to another in order to test which model provides the best performance.
  • The RS GIS tool allows the connection between the hydrological model and the shapefiles. The simulation and visualization of the results can then be directly realized from the RS GIS.
  • The user-friendly interface has been built for an easy understanding of the program and you can rapidly execute you first hydrological simulation.
  • The calibration module performs perfectly optimization of the hydrological parameters. Different algorithms can be tested and the objective function can be  modified to adapt it to the user’s interest.
  • You do not need to create meteorological series for each element of your model, but only a database with your observed meteorological data. Then,  each element will automatically build its meteorological series based on the database.

Soon joining the RS MINERVE community ?


Model simulation and visualization from RS GIS

Did you know that you can simulate directly from RS GIS in RS MINERVE?  Did you know that you can even view results also from RS GIS?

Once a simulation is achieved, RS GIS allows the visualization of series (hydrographs, reservoir levels,…) directly from the shapefiles when they are linked to the hydrological model.

You can click on basins, rivers or junctions from different shapefiles to visualize every result produced by RS MINERVE.

In addition, you can also visualize 2D results for a selected date to spatially represent the model’s results such as snow cover or soil saturation. Visualizing model properties, initial conditions and variables could not be easier !

Don’t hesitate to test new functionalities which become a key to represent results in a simple and a performant way in order to understand model outcomes.


Specific developments in RS MINERVE 2.0

Would you like to have specific developments done in RS MINERVE that could be helpful in your work ? Did you find a bug? Do you think RS MINERVE can be improved with new tools to be more useful to engineers and researchers?

Hydro10 takes into account your remarks and suggestions and evaluates their feasibility. If the development is justified and possible, Hydro10 will try to have it implemented !

If you have innovative ideas or propositions for improvements, please don’t hesitate to contact us for an assessment of your request (Contact Hydro10).

Members of Hydro10 have priority in new developments and can get personal meetings to discuss their proposals or needs.


Time-slice simulation and scenario simulation

Two new modules, specifically created for research institutes or hydrologic/hydraulic projects, have been added to the software RS MINERVE and allow to easily evaluating hydrologic and hydraulic results.

Time-slice simulation facilitates the analysis of large data sets without overloading the computer memory.

Scenario simulation introduces the possibility of simulating multiple weather scenarios or several sets of parameters and initial conditions to study the variability and sensitivity of the model.

Module for automatic calibration of hydrological parameters

A new module for automatic calibration of hydrological parameters is now available. The module uses the SCE-UA algorithm, specially developed for this objective. Update your RS MINERVE software to try this new feature.

New indicators for model performance assessment

New indicators have been added in the Comparator object for assessing the performance of the hydrological simulations compared with observations.
Seven indicators are now available: Nash, Nash-ln, Pearson correlation coefficient, Bias Score, Relative Root Mean Square Error, Relative Volume Bias and Normalized Peak Error.
You can find more information about these indicators in the Technical Manual.