NCC Netherlands and NCC Czechia are inviting you to the course Introduction to Scientific Visualisation with ParaView.

This foundational course introduces participants to the fundamentals of scientific visualisation using ParaView, an accessible and powerful open-source tool widely utilised in academic and professional settings. Attendees will embark on a structured exploration, starting with a clear distinction between scientific visualisation and information visualisation, setting the stage for understanding their respective roles and applications.


Through guided instruction, participants will acquire a solid grasp of the ParaView data model and pipelines, learning how to navigate and manipulate data effectively. Practical exercises will enable attendees to apply these concepts hands-on, gaining confidence in performing basic visualisation tasks and experimenting with various data types.


By the conclusion of this introductory course, participants will have developed a foundational skill set in leveraging ParaView for scientific visualisation. Equipped with this knowledge, attendees will be poised to explore advanced techniques and applications further, laying a solid groundwork for continued growth and proficiency in the field.

Benefits for the attendees, what will they learn

  • An overview of scientific visualization versus information visualization
  • The basics of the ParaView data model and pipelines
  • Performing basic visualization tasks with ParaView, including hands-on experience with a number of different types of data and visualization aspects.






None in terms of experience, but a laptop with ParaView installed is required.


Paul Melis, Casper van Leeuwen

Paul Melis has been with SURF since 2009 and works on scientific visualization and eXtended Reality Innovation. Casper van Leeuwen joined SURF in 2014 and focuses, amongst other things, on interactive (web-based) visualization. They both have an MSc in Computer Science, Paul from the University of Twente, Casper from the University of Delft. They have a range of visualization support and development experience regarding 3D graphics, interactive 3D visualization and remote visualization. They work within the High-Performance Computing & Visualization group at SURF, where they support the users of the Dutch Supercomputer Snellius with visualization-related tasks. They also regularly demo XR devices and applications, develop demos, or get involved in producing visualizations for PR purposes.


This project has received funding from the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 101101903. The JU receives support from the Digital Europe Programme and Germany, Bulgaria, Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Norway, Türkiye, Republic of North Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro, Serbia. This project has received funding from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic.

This course was supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic through the e-INFRA CZ (ID:90254).


This course is supported by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.




Registration is obligatory. Only registered participants will receive the Zoom link.

After the number of registrations has reached its maximum or the registration form has been closed, you may want to send us an email stating that you are interested to be put on the waiting list. (Vacancies may occur due to cancellations, etc.) E-mail to


This training will be an online event. Technical details about joining will be sent to the accepted registrants before the event. 

Please note that the training is held using Zoom. We advise all participants to download the Zoom application to enjoy full functionality. 

Capacity and Fees

The capacity is limited to 30 participants.

Please note that the course is open and free of charge for participants from the Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU) and Associated/Other Countries to the Horizon 2020 programme.

There is an open survey.