flowtracker trainingSonTek Acoustics Workshop

Join us for a (free) one-day, hands-on learning experience in partnership with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Engineering and Science Group. See a selection of ADCP/ADVs used in the field, and learn more about how acoustic instruments are being applied to flooding and other current challenges in the region. You will also learn how acoustic instrumentation has advanced over the years, and better understand the differences among ADCP types when choosing them for your application, whether routine gauging, flood monitoring, or habitat studies.


8:30 am:  Check-in: 1310 Digital Computer Lab, 1304 W. Springfield Ave.
9:00 am:  Welcome and Intro –
Dr. Art Schmidt and Janice Yasui
9:15 am: Differences in Acoustics for Monitoring: The Nuts and Bolts for Advanced Applications in Research and Extreme Events – Janice Yasui, SonTek Product Mgr
10:00 am:  Break
10:15 am: Flood and Stormwater Integration: Big-picture Planning When you need both Flow and Water Quality Data – Mark Lynch, Xylem Analytics Technical Sales
10:45 am: Application of ADCP Measurements to Fish Habitat Assessment Throughout a River Reach - Dr. Art Schmidt, UI Environmental Research Engineer
11:30 am:  Hydrologic Case Studies, Data Collection Techniques and Practical Acoustic Applications Kevin Labbe, Technical Application Engineer
Noon: Lunch courtesy of SonTek
1:00 pm: Depart for field demo location: USGS Station 03336982, Saline Branch at Crystal Lake Park (Map)

  • ID the right instrument for your monitoring or research.
  • Practice proper deployment and software setup of instruments using the latest guidance.
  • Test your knowledge of proper site selection criteria.
  • Better understand what is happening with an instrument onsite, when you are viewing data remotely.

4:00 pm: Let’s chat! Optional private meetings (contact [email protected] to schedule).

*Agenda subject to change

•  Presenter and Staff Bios
Janice Yasui
 Product Manager
SonTek - Xylem
Dr. Art Schmidt
Research Engineer
Mark Lynch
Technical Sales
SonTek - Xylem
Thank you to our host!
Kevin Labbe
Technical Engineer
SonTek - Xylem
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