environmental water monitoring workshop

water flow and quality workshop

Join us for this interactive workshop led by our friendly Application Experts!

We're hitting the road to bring you a comprehensive, one-day workshop focused on "best practices" in environmental water monitoring and research, covering coastal areas, estuaries, rivers, and streams. This exciting event is graciously hosted at the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, acclaimed for being one of the globe's most energy-efficient buildings and the pioneering LEED Platinum certified facility, proudly serving as the headquarters for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Our workshop kicks off in the classroom, featuring guest speakers Grace Massey, a Research Scientist from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and Jason Spires, a Research Ecologist at NOAA NCCOS, who bring their vast expertise and insights to the fore.

Following a complimentary lunch, the workshop continues dockside outdoors. Here, we dive into practical demonstrations of cutting-edge technologies like acoustic Doppler current profiling (for discharge/velocity) and HYPACK (for bathymetric data), providing hands-on learning experiences. You'll gain knowledge on:

  • Choosing the Best Technology: Identifying the ideal tools for everyday environmental monitoring tasks or during critical weather conditions, featuring the latest SonTek-RS5 and the celebrated SonTek M9 ADCPs.
  • Exploring Deployment Options: Discover both manual and automated vehicles for comprehensive data collection on discharge, water quality, and bathymetry.
  • Understanding Site Selection: Learn the importance of selecting the right site and what factors to consider.
  • Quality Assurance and Control: Grasp the essential quality checks to ensure the reliability of your data.
  • Data Hosting Solutions: Familiarize yourself with straightforward, accessible options for publishing your data online.

This workshop is a must-attend for professionals eager to elevate their environmental monitoring strategies and achieve more accurate data collection, essential for navigating the challenges posed by global climate change on our coastlines.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to expand your knowledge and network with peers in the field. Register today and invite your colleagues who might also benefit from this enriching experience. Let's come together to make a positive impact on our environment through informed monitoring and research.

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8:00 AM Check-in: Philip Merrill Environmental Center
8:30 AM Welcome and Team Introductions: Tom Wazniak, Eastern Region Manager, Xylem Environmental Solutions
8:40 AM Acoustic Technology for Flow Measurements: How and When Acoustics Should be Used - Brittany Jenner, Product Specialist, SonTek
9:30 AM FEATURED GUEST: Using the M9 and rQPod to visualize the state of the Lafayette River, VA Reefs - Presented by Grace Massey, Research Scientist at Virginia Institute of Marine Science
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM SonTek-RS5: Discharge Data Collection Using the World's Smallest ADCP – John Zimmerelli, Mid-Atlantic Technical Sales
10:45 AM Using Autonomous Vehicles to Map Reservoirs and Inland Water Bodies for Sedimentation and Water Quality Events - Shawn Sneddon, Regional Sales Representative and Systems Engineer
11:30 AM FEATURED GUEST: Using Chemical Tagging Methods to Validate Alternative Oyster Setting Techniques and Related Oyster Investigations - Presented by Jason Spires, Research Ecologist at NOAA NCCOS
12:00 PM Complimentary Lunch
1:00 PM Field Training and Demo: Philip Merrill Environmental Center has beach and dock access. Practice taking ADCP/ADV discharge measurements and see the power of HYPACK for coastal and reservoir understanding *Subject to change based on conditions.

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