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Vacancy: PhD position

We have a vacancy for a PhD student working at the intersection of geocomputation and environmental health science. The successful candidate will work in a multidisciplinary team under supervision of Dr Derek Karssenberg (PCRaster research team, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University) and Dr Ilonca Vaartjes (University Medical Center Utrecht). Detailed information is at

PCRaster 4.1.0 released

We are glad to announce the final release of PCRaster-4.1.0! We fixed several bugs in the software and documentation, added support for pickling PCRaster Python types, and changed the location of shared libraries on Windows. For more information please visit the download page.

PCRaster-4.1.0 test version released

We released a beta version of the upcoming PCRaster-4.1.0 release. The (user visible) changes are listed here:

PCRaster packages are available for:

We dropped support for Window 32 bit. If 32 bit Windows is still important for you, you can stick with the previous version of PCRaster (4.0.2).

Please give this beta a spin if you have the chance. Note that since PCRaster 4, multiple versions of PCRaster can be installed side by side. You never have to uninstall a previous version if you prefer not to. Just install each new version next to the older one(s) and update the PATH and PYTHONPATH environment variables. If things don’t work for you, then please let us know, and revert the environment variables to their previous settings.

In case no show-stopper bugs are found, we plan to release the final version of PCRaster-4.1.0 about two weeks from now.

PCRaster-4.0.2 released

We are glad to announce the final release of PCRaster-4.0.2! We fixed several bugs and added some functional enhancements for the Modflow extension. For more information please read the changes document. Packages are available for 64-bit Linux as well as 64-bit and 32-bit Windows systems.

For more information, visit the PCRaster 4.0.2 download page:


Virtual Globe: PCRaster web simulations of processes on the land surface

The PCRaster team, in particular Koko Alberti who recently joined our team, has developed prototype software to run PCRaster models as web simulations, at a very high (~90 m) resolution, for almost any location on earth! The current facility includes prototype models for sea level change, snow cover, and water erosion. The web simulations are available here (login required). For information and to request a login, please email