Methods in Environmental Data Acquisition

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The 2018 offering of our Methods in Environmental Data Acquisition intensive short course, also known as the Remote Data Acquisition (RDA) Sensor Training Workshop will be held 3-9 June 2018 and is hosted by the University of New Mexico Sevilleta Field Station in beautiful central New Mexico. By using a combination of field demonstrations, lectures, hands-on activities, and discussions, we will cover several topics fundamental to the remote acquisition of environmental sensor data:

  • Basic electronics
  • Photovoltaic power for remote instrumentation
  • TCP/IP networking and Wi-Fi telemetry systems
  • Sensor theory and Campbell Scientific datalogger wiring and programming

Students will have the opportunity to participate in one of two optional post-course field trips on Saturday, June 9th, which will enhance their overall experience.

We encourage anyone interested in the topic of remote environmental sensor data acquisition to apply. The number of students we will be able to accommodate (20) is limited by the number of equipment we have available for hands-on exercises. Therefore, if we receive more applications than we can accept, preference will be given to graduate students, technicians, postdoctoral associates, and early career faculty who demonstrate research needs in one or more of these areas.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!