DIY Water Monitoring, Data Portals, and Watershed Modeling Workshop

September 10, 2019 - September 12, 2019
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DIY Water Monitoring, Data Portals, and Watershed Modeling Workshop

September 10, 2019 September 12, 2019 EDT

When: Tuesday, September 10, through Thursday, September 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Where: Stroud Water Research Center (map below)
Registration deadlines: June 15 (early bird) | June 30 (regular)

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This workshop will introduce participants to two internationally-utilized DIY programs in low-cost, open-source water science: 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.

Participants will build and deploy microcontrollers, sensors, and actuators and many commonly asked questions, troubleshooting steps, and diagnostic procedures will be covered in this hands-on curriculum. The sensor data collected by participants will be immediately available online, thereby enabling a hands-on tutorial on data portals and visualization. Finally, participants will be introduced to a variety of online data management software and hydrologic modeling programs.

This workshop will appeal to hydrologic researchers wanting 1) an introduction and hands-on tutorial to data logger programming in the Arduino environment; 2) advanced training on connecting, programming, and troubleshooting DIY data loggers and related water monitoring sensors; 3) an introduction to data portals and online tools for watershed and water quality modeling. No prior experience is needed, but familiarity with Microsoft Excel is a must.

Instructors: Shannon Hicks (Stroud Water Research Center), Chet Udell (Oregon State University), and David Arscott (Stroud Water Research Center)
Facilitator/Organizer: Scott Ensign (Stroud Water Research Center)


September 10, 2019
September 12, 2019
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Stroud Water Research Center

970 Spencer Road
Avondale, PA 19311 United States
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