DoubleTree by Hilton • 2717 W Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

SonTek is offering a free, one-day workshop on Tuesday, February 28th 2017, focusing on velocity, hydrographic and water quality data collection "best practices" as it relates to environmental research and monitoring used in oceanographic, hydrographic and climate research markets.

This will be a full day, chock-full of information relevant to environmental monitoring and water management. Application Engineers representing SonTek, YSI and YSI Integrated Systems and Services will hold both a classroom discussion and field demonstration on the latest in acoustic Doppler instrumentation and data collection techniques. All knowledge levels are welcome.

Space and registration is limited and we expect to reach capacity, so we highly recommend that if you would like to attend, please complete the registration form below as soon as possible. We will close registration by Wednesday, February 22nd. Materials, refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Finally, because we would like to provide this opportunity to as many folks as possible, please register only if you are committed to attend (thank you!)

Workshop Schedule

Velocity Measurement: Classroom Session

8:00 – 8:30 am: Arrival and registration (DoubleTree by Hilton Conferences)

8:30 – 9:30 am: SonTek welcome and introductions. Velocity monitoring overview and 2017 innovations that take Doppler technology to the next level.
How and when should acoustics be used? Data collection options in varying conditions. – SonTek Product Manager, Isaac Jones

9:30 – 10:00 am: What’s new environmental data collection instrumentation? – Xylem Mid-Atlantic Sales Representative, Scott Kindelberger

10:00 – 10:15 am: Break, refreshments provided.

10:15 – 11:15 am: Case Study: Scour for Power: Advanced Hydraulic Visualization Techniques Using Spatial 3D Velocities Collected at the Cape Cod Canal Tidal Turbine Test Site, Bourne, MA., President WaterCube, John Sloat

11:15 - NoonSimple Deployment Solutions for Real-Time Hydro-met Data Monitoring. – Director of Xylem Systems Engineering,  Kevin Simpson

Noon – 1:00 pm: Lunch, provided by SonTek

1:00 – 1:30 pm: NCDMF Oyster Sanctuary Water Quality Program Use of the EXO2 Sonde within Nearshore North Carolina, NC Depart of Environmental Quality Marine Fisheries Technician, Patrick Gillam.

Outdoor Demonstration: Field Session

1:30 - 4:00 pm: Four work stations - location within hotel walking distance. More information provided during workshop.

  • Site selection criteria
  • Basics of Hydrographic Surveying
  • Profiling Instrument Options
  • Simple, handheld CTD data
  • Onsite QA/QC procedures
  • Interface with our application experts…tell us what your needs are! How can we help?

4:00 – 5:00 pm: Private meetings. Please email us if you would like to set up an appointment with one of our Application Specialists.


Real-time or long-term ocean monitoring solutions involving a multi-faceted approach to data collection.

One of the site stations for the outdoor demo portion of this workshop. Stations will demonstrate instrument use and provide insight in to wave, tide, and current data collection.

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