All Levels of Expertise Welcome!

Cape Fear Community College | 411 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401

If your job is to collect water quality and/or flow data in a river, estuary, coastal or deep ocean environment, you might want to check your calendar to see if you're free on Thursday June 28th!

Xylem Analytics Application Engineers representing SonTek, YSI, and Aanderaa will lead a FREE, one-day training and technology demonstration at the Cape Fear Community College campus in Wilmington, North Carolina.

This will be a day jammed-packed with information and education. There is sure to be something for everyone and a full team of experts will be on-hand to answer questions relating to instrumentation you may already be using in your research/monitoring projects, or offer you helpful advice on how to build new efficiencies into your day-to-day data collection efforts.

And the best part - we'll be demonstrating some of the cool new "toys" Xylem has to offer!

Space is limited and we expect to reach capacity, so we highly recommend completing the registration form below as soon as possible. We will close registration Monday June 25th. Materials, refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Workshop Schedule

8:00 – 8:30 am: Check in at Cape Fear Community College, Room U-508. Welcome remarks by Brian Bradley, Marine Technology Dept.

8:30 – 9:00 am: "The ABC's of ADCPs:  Using Acoustics for Coastal and Inland Water Monitoring Programs" – Isaac Jones, SonTek Product Manager

9:00 – 9:30 am: “Continuous Monitoring for Harmful Algal Blooms” – Dr. Stephanie Smith, YSI EXO Product Manager

9:30 – 10:00 am"NEXUS 800 UAV: Taking aerial mapping to new heights!"Lourdes Evans, HYPACK Sales & Marketing Director

10:00 – 10:15 am: Break

10:15 – 10:45 am: "Bringing it Together: When Complimentary Technology Makes for Great Data" –  Brock Houston, YSI Systems and Services Technical Sales Engineer

10:45 – 11:15 am: "Motus: A Unique Method to Collect Wave Measurement From Buoys" -  Richard Butler, Aanderaa Instruments Technical Sales Engineer

11:15 – 12:00 pm: SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: "The Role of Environmental Monitoring and Data Management in Supporting Science to Inform Decision Making"  -  Dr. Dwayne Porter, University of South Carolina

12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 - 4:00 pm: Outdoor demonstrations (within walking distance to pier):

  • Site selection considerations
  • Profiling instrument options
  • Simple, handheld data with the CastAway-CTD
  • Onsite QA/QC procedures
  • NEW HYCAT in action!
  • 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.

Location of dock-side demo of various instrumentation including the HYCAT autonmous vehicle.

Campus map. Classroom session will be held in the morning within conference room U-508. After lunch, participants will walk to the waterfront from instrument demonstrations and Q&As.


Please provide us your contact information to confirm your reservation. If you have questions, would like to schedule a private meeting with one of our presenters, or need to cancel before the event, please email SonTek Marketing Communications Manager Christina Iarossi (

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