Cheney Stadium • 2502 South Tyler St. • Tacoma, WA 98405

We’re BACK, Tacoma! And we’re planning an even BIGGER and BETTER, captivating, hands-on, interactive and packed-full-of-cool-stuff training extravaganza!

This two-day event will start with a comprehensive classroom program at Cheney Stadium, home of our very own Tacoma Rainiers. You’ll learn all about the latest cutting edge technology being used by hydrologist, scientists and water monitoring professionals globally to collect flow/discharge data. In the evening, enjoy VIP treatment, to include a private tour of the stadium and dinner/drinks in the newly renovated luxury club suite.

Day-two, we’re out in the field and will provide participants the chance to gain some valuable hands-on experience with SonTek and YSI instruments such as the FlowTracker2, the RiverSurveyor M9, and the Amazon Bubbler.

A registration fee of $250 includes training materials, refreshments and lunch daily, a VIP dinner experience Tuesday night, and transportation to the field demo site as needed.

Agenda includes:

Tuesday, May 23 

8:00 - 8:30: Registration and welcome - Summit Club, Cheney Stadium (3rd floor)

8:30 - 10:00: Cutting Edge Water Resource Monitoring Technology: Water Resource Issues in the Northwest and monitoring solutions – Dylan Bedortha, Northwest Representative

  • Site Selection- Kevin Labbe, Senior Applications Engineer
  • Acoustic Technology for Flow Measurement: How and when should acoustics be used? - Kevin Labbe, Senior Applications Engineer

10:00 - 10:15: Break – refreshments provided

10:15 - 12:00 Selecting the right tool for the job

  • Introduction to the FlowTracker 2 (now with optional pressure sensor!) - Dylan Bedortha, Northwest Representative; Kevin Labbe, Senior Applications Engineer
  • Introduction to the NEW RiverSurveyor Live 4.0 - Kevin Labbe, Senior Applications Engineer

12:00 - 1:00: Lunch and causal discussion

1:00 - 3:00: WaterLog Product Overview- Trent Demuzio, Applications Engineer; Dylan Bedortha, Northwest Representative

  • Continuous Water level measurement- Trent Demuzio, Applications Engineer
    • Site selection and picking the right instrument for the job!
    • Overview and general setup of the NEW Amazon Bubbler
    • Overview and setup of the Nile radar
  • Datalogger setup overview
  • GOES communication and Storm Central

3:00 - 3:15: Break – refreshments provided

3:15 - 3:45: Regional expertise: Case studies from the Pacific Northwest - TBA

3:45 - 4:00: Tying it all together. - Dylan Bedortha, Northwest Representative

4:00 - 5:00: Private tour of Tacoma Rainiers stadium and field

6:00 – Game end: VIP luxury suite viewing of the Rainiers vs Fresno Grizzlies game. Includes dinner and beverages.

Wednesday, May 24

9:00 - 9:30: Check in: Veterans Park Pavilion: 333 Washington 162, South Prairie, WA 98385

9:30 -12:00: Transportation to field location and live product demonstrations.

  • Site overview
  • Setting up an index velocity station
  • FlowTracker 2 wadeable measurements
  • RiverSurveyor measurements
  • Setting up the Amazon Bubbler
  • Setting up a stage index station
  • Interface with our application experts…tell us what your needs are! How can we help?

12:00 – 1:00: Lunch – provided

1:00 – 3:00: Evaluation of RiverSurveyor and FlowTracker 2 data and post-processing. Discussion on other field measurements

3:00 – 4:00: Private meetings: Please email to schedule in advance.

Home of the Tacoma Rainiers, learn about the latest innovative environmental monitoring gear during a formal classroom session held at the Cheney Stadium conference facility. Later, enjoy VIP treatment during the Tuesday night game!

Learn how the award-winning RiverSurveyor-M9 just got better! This will be just one of the many learning opportunities offered participants during this the two-day training event.

Find out why the Amazon Bubbler is the ideal system for long-term, water level monitoring sites. It can be used as a stand-alone system with internal data storage, or as a sensor connected to any manufacturers data logger.

Questions in advance? Contact SonTek - we're happy to help!

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