Xylem water quantity and quality experts will be conducting a one-day educational workshop, Thursday, March 2, at the Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.This will be a full day of information relevant to water monitoring in coastal, estuarine and inland environments. Whether interested in collecting continuous water quality data with the EXO and 6-Series Sondes, or you need discharge data with instruments such as the multi-frequency RiverSurveyor-M9, this will have something for everyone!

We will also have a section on hydrographic (bathymetric) surveying and the introduction of HYPACK software into the Xylem aresnal of products!

BONUS: Bring in your YSI gear for a FREE, on-site evaluation by members of our technical support team!

But wait - there's MORE! Five lucky participants will walk away with Yeti tumblers and everyone will receive a bit of YSI and SonTek swag!

Looking for a good HOTEL rate? We recommend the Fairhope Hampton Inn. Reserve your room online and enter the group code WBT by Feb. 17th for rates between $109 to $119 per night.

Workshop Schedule

9:00 – 9:15: Sign-in/Registration

9:15 – 9:45: Welcome and Introductions. Weeks Bay Reserve Welcome and highlights of the research program.

9:45 – 10:45: Curt Butler, Application Specialist: "Setting-up Your Sonde for Long Term Deployments in Harsh & High Fouling Environments"

10:45 – 11:00: Break

11:00 – 12:00: Curt Butler (cont.)

12:00 – 1:00: Lunch (provided)

1:00 – 1:30: Rene Collini, Marine Science Coordinator, Dauphin Island Sea Lab: “Real-Time Observing in Coastal Alabama: What can you do with it?"

1:30 – 2:15: Isaac Jones, SonTek Product Manager: "The SonTek M9 – one ADCP that does it all! Overview and example data sets of discharge and bathymetry data collected with RiverSurveyor Live and HydroSurveyor, now powered by HYPACK."

2:15 – 2:30: Break

2:30 – 3:00: Richard Allen, Coastal Engineer, USACE: "Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Field Data Collection in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta: Validation of an existing 3-Dimensional Hydrodynamic Model."

3:00 – 3:30: Lisa Landry, YSI Gulf Coast Sales & Support: "Aanderaa Coastal Instruments: Smart Sensors for Real-Time or Autonomous Deployment"

3:30 – 5:00: Open Session/ Q&A: talk one on one with the experts about your monitoring program.

Special thanks to our gracious host and partner for this event, the Weeks Bay Reserve www.weeksbayreserve.com


Join guest presenters Richard Allen and Rene Collini as they share environmental monitoring "Best Practices".

Learn more about data collection success and challenges from other hydrologists and researchers working in the region.

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