Dear Colleagues,


CUAHSI and the USGS are jointly sponsoring a workshop on Sediment Hydoacoustic Techniques for Rivers and Streams, to be held March 20–22, at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV.


This workshop will bring together scientists, engineers, manufacturers, and managers interested in hydroacoustic technology applications for measuring/monitoring suspended load, bed load, bed material, and related hydrodynamic characteristics in rivers and streams. Hydroacoustic technologies  such as the continuous active acoustic backscatter sensor (ABS) and Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) show considerable promise toward revolutionizing the way sediment transport is studied and monitored in the Nation's and world's rivers. These techniques provide data and information on the hydro- and morphodynamics of streams, and  sediment transport processes (suspended and bed load) are intrinsically related to local stream hydrodynamics. Acoustic measurements can acquire simultaneously water and sediment data, therefore revolutionizing the investigative capabilities. This workshop will explore how these technologies can be applied in different environments and disciplines and will focus on:


·         technological advances,

·         calibration and uncertainty issues,

·         applications, and

·         potential opportunities to use the technology to address new research questions.


The three day workshop seeks a broad mix of academic, agency and vendor participants to explore the current technologies and their applications to new research questions in sediment transport processes, as well as discuss opportunities for technical advancements and broader scale uses.


Pre-registration is now open. Registration cost for the workshop is $75.  More information and pre-registration can be found at :


If you have additional questions or would like more information, please contact Dr. Jennifer Arrigo, CUAHSI program manager, at [log in to unmask]



Conrad Matiuk
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