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SOLD-OUT!!!: Get a bigger bang for your buck when you attend this SonTek event in South Lake Tahoe, California.

  • Customize your training – plan one-on-one meetings with our specialists in advance or at the training. Limited slots available, so schedule in advance!
  • Poster presentation* – Tell us about your project and the winner (as voted on by participants) gets a customized pair of waders!
  • Private hydrographic surveying lake experience at the beautiful Stanford Sierra alumni resort.
  • Bonus Session (optional) - Velocity Indexing QuickStart course - learn just enough to make you dangerous!
  • Special autonomous boat/s demonstration by our friends at Seafloor Systems!
  • But WAIT, there's MORE! Participants receive SonTek Official Site-Selection certification


Tuesday Sept 12: Aston Lakeland Village Resort

8:00 – 8:30 am: Arrival and registration
8:30 – 10:00 am:  Foundations and current best practices for operating ADCPs
10:00 – 10:15 am: Break
10:15 – Noon: SonTek product training cont., including new features and how and where to apply them.

  • RS manual configuration setup, GPS Stationary
  • FT2 software and hardware enhancements including pressure sensor option, new applications highlight
  • SL/IQ software and firmware updates, new programming options

Noon – 1:00 pm: Lunch and poster presentations
1:00 – 1:30 pm: Travel to field site: Upper Truckee River (
1:00 – 5:00 pm: Hands-on field instruction (group breakout and rotate through stations)

Group A – RiverSurveyor 4.0 Training – New Updates and Features
Group B – SonTek-SL/IQ
Group C – FlowTracker2

6:30 pm – Dinner and Happy Hour courtesy of Seafloor Systems: Stateline Brewery, 4118 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Wednesday Sept 13: Stanford Sierra Conference Center – Fallen Leaf Lake

9:00 – 10:00 am:  HydroSurveyor-M9 for mapping of bathymetry and velocity fields; CastAway-CTD and HYPACK integration updates.
10:00 – 10:15 am: Break
10:15 – Noon: Next-level application of velocity and bathymetry tools for proper Velocity Indexing
Noon – 1:00 pm: BBQ by Lake Leaf
1:00 – 5:00 pm: Hands-on field instruction (group breakout and rotate through stations)

Group A – HydroSurveyor-M9 bathymetric and velocity mapping with HYPACK on Fallen Leaf Lake
Group B – CastAway-CTD for hydrographic surveys, monitoring habitat, and research applications
Group C – Argonaut-XR for 3-D velocity profiling in lake and coastal applications, including dynamic water levels

5:00 pm – Open – we’re by the water so bring your swim trunks!

Thursday Sept 14: Aston Lakeland Village Resort

9:00 – 10:00 am: Collecting Quality Data: Data QC and analysis of previously collected data
10:00 – 10:15 am: Break
10:15 – 11:00 am: Discussion: Next steps with RiverSurveyor and HYPACK for more measuring, mapping and visual analysis tools than ever before. Wrap up.
11:00 – Noon: U.S. and international case study review and best data collection best practices.
Noon – 1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 – 5:00 pm: OPTIONAL Index Velocity QuickStart course
1:00 – 5:00 pm: Private training sessions (please sign-up by Sept. 1 here)


This three day intensive includes classroom theory and practical, hands-on field training. Don't forget to schedule your one-on-one by Sept.1!

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 three-day training event.

This location at the Upper Truckee river is just one of several field sites where participants will have to the opportunity to learn more about proper site selection and data collection techniques. Workshop attendees will also spend a day at Stanford Sierra's Fallen Leaf Lake for a day of bathymetric data collection.

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

Special thanks to our friends at Seafloor Systems for sponsoring this event!

Cost for this three day training event is $645.00 and includes course materials, refreshment breaks and lunch daily, networking dinner and 1-hour private training sessions. Airport transportation and hotel not included.

Hotel reservations can be made at the Aston Lakeland Village. Please reference group code SONTEK0917. Rates range between $100.00-$124.00 a night for single guests rooms, to $135.00 - $263.00 per night for multi-guest townhomes. Book early for best selection!  

*Poster presentationPresent an interesting site or creative application that includes SonTek gear. Informal poster presentation session to facilitate peer sharing of creative, innovative solutions and solutions for difficult sites.

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