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Past Workshops

Open Source Electronics for Water Research and Real Time Water Monitoring

Sep 27 - Sep 28, 2022 EDT | Deadline to Register 9.10.2022

Low-cost, do-it-yourself electronic microcontrollers are revolutionizing hydrologic research by enabling scientists to customize measurement systems and utilize real-time data portals. Along with the possibilities for customized wireless communication and prototype construction, scientists are gaining an unlimited capacity for designing customized hydrologic measurement equipment.

Surface Water Field School

Aug 1 - Aug 5, 2022 | Application Deadline 5.19.2022

Join water researchers in the field to learn the latest techniques for measuring rivers, lakes and wetlands, and how to relate field surface water measurements to satellite observations!

Hands-on Hydrogeodesy: Combining GPS and Hydrologic datasets

Jul 18 - Jul 22, 2022

Application deadline, April 27th. Join hydrologists and geodesists in this workshop on the emerging discipline of hydrogeodesy: the measurement of the distribution and movement of water on and near Earth’s surface using observations of Earth’s shape, orientation, and gravitational field. 

Snow Measurement Field School January 2022

Jan 2 - Jan 7, 2022 / 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET | REGISTRATION DEADLINE 10.18.2021

This course will give fundamental training to students in making and analyzing snow measurements including depth, density, water equivalence, grain size and shape, stratigraphy, temperature and hardness.

The Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System: Abridged Virtual Training Workshop October 2021

Oct 6 - Oct 8, 2021

This training workshop will provide graduate students and early career scientists with formal instruction on the structure and application of the WRF-Hydro system and will offer hands-on experience in setting up and running the system for several different research and prediction models.

Open Hydrological Sensor Technologies: DIY Stream Sensor Networks

Sep 20 - Sep 22, 2021

Some of the key barriers to entry for starting your own stream sensor network are the cost, learning curve, and uncertainty that the devices you make will produce accurate and reliable data. This class will provide participants with hands-on activities by instructors from the OPEnS Lab (Openly Published Environmental Sensing Lab) at Oregon State University to empower researchers with little to no technical background in starting their very own stream sensor networks.

Advanced Short Course: Integrated Simulation of Watershed Systems Using ParFlow

Oct 3 - Oct 4, 2019

The objective of this course is for students to develop and run a complete watershed model in ParFlow starting from scratch. This includes selecting boundaries for a domain, terrain processing, grid definition, slope testing and spinup, running with EvapTrans files, obtaining meteorological forcing data, and the nuts and bolts of running on shared clusters.

DIY Water Monitoring, Data Portals, and Watershed Modeling

Sep 10 - Sep 12, 2019

Low-cost, do-it-yourself electronic microcontrollers, sensors, and actuators have revolutionized hydrologic research. Along with the possibilities for customized wireless communication and prototype construction, scientists are gaining an unlimited capacity for designing customized hydrologic measurement equipment. This workshop will introduce participants to two internationally-utilized DIY programs in low-cost, open-source water science: EnviroDIY.org and the OPEnS Lab Project Loom. The objective of the workshop is to expose participants to a range of options in DIY hardware, software, and prototyping systems, thereby highlighting factors that users should consider when seeking a DIY program to their research.

Open Source Urban Hydrology Sensor Bootcamp

Aug 7 - Aug 9, 2019

While most of us reside in urbanized environments, urban watersheds remain some of the most understudied hydrologic systems. In part, this is driven by the complexity and overhead associated with sensing across the urban landscape, which exhibits complex flow and water quality dynamics as well as various interconnections between man-made and natural components. In this workshop, we will take the lessons learned in studies of “pristine” and remote hydrologic systems and adapt them to studying urban watersheds. The workshop lessons will present an end-to-end solution, all the way from low-level sensing, to high-level could-hosted data services.

Short Course: The Science and Practice of Operational Ensemble Hydrological Prediction

May 21 - May 23, 2019

This 3-day short course draws together experts involved in developing, using and promoting ensemble hydrologic forecasting systems, and will teach attendees about the history, status and concepts of ensemble hydrologic forecasting systems. The course will also demonstrate hands-on examples of key techniques for a number of case study basins.