Tools for Water Data Discovery, Publication, and
Instructors: L. Brazil, J. Pollak, A. Castronova,
The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic
Sciences, Inc. (CUAHSI)
Date: June 25, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Tysons Hotel
Objective: To train academic professionals,
graduate students, educators, citizen scientists, and other individuals
seeking tools that enable:
1. Discovery, analysis, and publication of water data and models
2. Collaboration with others around water data and models through
a free open-source platform
Background: The process of locating, downloading, and re-formatting
water data needed to address a particular problem or for an identified
region can be difficult and time-consuming. In this short course,
participants will learn about free open-source tools for discovery,
publication, and analysis of water data and models. These tools,
developed and supported by the Consortium of Universities for the
Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) can be incorporated
into teaching, research, and water management activities.
Topics: The short course will train participants in the
successful application of CUAHSI-supported tools for publication,
discovery, and analysis of data and models with focus on one particular
case study that uses these tools for investigating the potential
impacts of hydraulic fracturing on water resources throughout Pennsylvania.
Promotion of collaboration will be emphasized through the use of
an open-source cyberinfrastructure that is incorporated into the
case study activity.
Take Aways: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants
should be able understand how to use CUAHSI-supported tools to publish,
discover, and analyze data and models, and to collaborate with others
through the presented platforms. Participants will gain knowledge
on the topic of hydraulic fracturing as they are guided through
the hands-on case study activity that uses the presented tools to
assess the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on water resources
throughout Pennsylvania. Course instructors will solicit input from
participants on how these tools might be improved for future applications.
Number of Students: The number of students will be limited
to 40. Students will be enrolled in the order in which their registration
is received. The course will be canceled if the number of students
enrolled by June 5th, 2017 is less than 10.
Requirements: Each student should bring a fully charged
Schedule: (Subject to modification)
||Welcome and introductions
||Introduction and overview of CUAHSI-supported
||Break with coffee, tea, and snacks
||Publish sample water quality data set to be used
in hands-on activity
||Hands-on activity for discovering and analyzing
data that assesses the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on water
resources throughout Pennsylvania. The hands-on activity will
rely on a free collaborative platform that enables researchers,
educators, and students to share and analyze data and models
with each other.
||Wrap up and survey