CTEMPS offers 1-day, 2-day and week-long courses on distributed temperature sensing, wireless autonomous sensing, and unmanned aerial systems. In addition, researchers and their students are welcome to visit the University of Nevada, Reno and the Oregon State University for "hands-on" training prior to instrument delivery. For announcements on upcoming short courses, see the Short Course Schedule below. To inquire or arrange a campus visit, please contact Scott Tyler or John Selker.

Course Schedule:

Upcoming Courses

September 20 - 22, 2021: 9 am - 12 pm PT. Virtual Workshop. Open Hydrological Sensor Technologies: DIY Stream Sensor Networks. Register through CUAHSI by August 30 at 11:59 PM ET.

Past Courses

December 2, 2020: 13:00 - 19:00 EST. Online. SCIWS4 Applications and Advances in Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) for Earth and Space Sciences. Registration through AGU Fall Meeting. Final Schedule.

Videos

  1. Part 1: Introductions and Objectives, Recent Advances in DTS – Part 1 (1-4), DTS Industrial Partners (5-9), Discussion (10)
    1. Olivier Bour, Nataline Simon (University of Rennes): Active-DTS in sandbox experiments to validate groundwater fluxes measurements (8:02 - 19:09)
    2. Troy Gilmore (University of Nebraska-Lincoln): Comparison of groundwater discharge estimates with and without guidance from FO-DTS (19:17 - 29:40)
    3. Rosealea Bond (UCSC and NMFS): Using DTS to monitor environmental variability in a seasonally-closed California estuary (31:44 - 42:55)
    4. Christoph Thomas, Karl Lapo (University of Bayreuth): Sensing atmospheric turbulent wind direction and speed (42:56 - 53:10)
    5. Pierre Clément (Febus Optics): Distributed temperature solutions : selecting the right technology (53:54 - 1:03:00)
    6. Agatha Podrasky (Silixa): Basic principles of Silixa’s distributed temperature sensor solutions (1:03:10 - 1:13:47)
    7. Michael Montgomery (AP Sensing): Overcoming DTS Performance Uncertainty: Raman Backscatter Temperature Measurement Technology With Unique Single-Receiver Stability (1:15:31 - 1:24:22)
    8. Doug Norton (AFL): Fiber Optic Cable Selection Considerations for Sensing (1:24:35 - 1:34:52)
    9. Etienne Friedrich (Solifos): Fibers and cable terminations for DTS environmental monitoring (1:34:58 - 1:45:17)
    10. Discussion (1:45:17 - 1:55:32)
  2. Part 2: Recent Advances in DTS – Part 2 (1-4), DTS Basics (5-6), Calibration and Experimental Design (7-8)
    1. Dante Fratta (University of Wisconsin-Madison): Monitoring the response of a district scale geothermal field using a DTS array (0 - 10:54)
    2. Kristen Davis (University of Irvine): Internal wave dynamics on the inner shelf - a new perspective from DTS measurements (11:09 - 23:18)
    3. Ted Scambos (UColo Boulder); Scott Tyler (UNR): An automated DTS Installation on the Thwaites Eastern Ice Shelf, Antarctica: Early results (23:22 - 35:23)
    4. Chris Gabrielli (SelkerMetrics): DTS as a means to monitor sedimentation rates continuously over large areas (35:41 - 45:44)
    5. Scott Tyler (UNR): Distributed Temperature Sensing using Fiber Optics - The Basics! (45:45 - 1:11:19)
    6. John Selker (OSU): Some Practical Matters in applying DTS (1:11:48 - 1:30:15)
    7. Scott Tyler (UNR): DTS Calibration: Challenges and Tools (1:32:45 - 1:49:05)
    8. Bart Schilperoort (Delft University of Technology): Calibrating with confidence using the dtscalibration python package (1:49:06 - 2:02:00)
  3. Part 3: Tips and Lessons from the Field (1-3), How to access CTEMPs (4), Closing (5)
    1. Luca Schenato (National Research Council - Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection): DTS for geophysical applications: a brief assessment of suitability (0 - 13:59)
    2. Marty Briggs (USGS): Efficient deployment of cables and analysis of data with the USGS ‘DTS GUI’ (14:05 - 28:55)
    3. Chadi Sayde (North Carolina State University): Actively Heated Fiber Optics DTS: Lessons From the Field (28:57 - 43:07)
    4. Cara Walter (OSU), Chris Kratt (UNR): How to access CTEMPs Instrumentation (43:40 - 56:45)
    5. John Selker (OSU), Scott Tyler (UNR): Closing (59:10 - 1:03:30)

December 1, 2020: 13:00 - 19:00 PST. Online. SCIWS2 AGU Workshop on Distributed Acoustic Sensing. Registration through AGU Fall Meeting.

August 31 - September 3, 2020: 9 AM – 12 PM PT, 12 PM – 3 PM ET. Online. Virtual Hand-Made Stream Sensor Networks Workshop: Build your own Smart Rock Sensor at Home! Registration Deadline: July 9, 2020. Registration through CUAHSI.

December 11, 2019, 12:30 - 13:30 - San Francisco, CA - Do-It-Together, International Community Around Openly Published Environmental Sensing. Town Hall information. Registration through AGU Fall Meeting.

December 10, 2019, 8 - 12:20 - San Francisco, CA - Do-It-Yourself Open-Source Environmental Sensing. Workshop information. Registration through AGU Fall Meeting.

December 8, 2019 - San Francisco, CA - Distributed Acoustic Sensing: Principles, Data Processing, and Applications in Earth Sciences. Workshop information. Registration through AGU Fall Meeting.

December 7, 2019 - San Francisco, CA - Applications and Advances in Distributed Temperature Sensing for Earth and Space Sciences. Workshop information. Registration through AGU Fall Meeting.

October 8-12, 2019 - Castle Thurnau, Germany - Fiber Optic Sensing in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (FOSES). Workshop information and registration.

December 9, 2018 - Grand Hyatt, Washington, D.C. - Distributed Acoustic Sensing: Principles and Case Studies. Workshop information and registration.

August 1-2, 2018 - USFWS NCTC, Washington, D.C.
Two day short courses in DTS and sUAS. Workshop information and registration.

July 12-13, 2018 - Gleneden Beach, Oregon.
Two day workshop: Integrating Science Needs with Advanced Seafloor Sensor Engineering to Provide Early Warning of Geohazards: Visioning Workshop and Roadmap for the Future. Workshop information and registration. AGENDA now available HERE

December 9-10, 2017 - Stennis Space Center, Mississippi (near New Orleans, before the AGU Fall Meeting).
The Cutting Edge of Temperature: Distributed Temerature Measurement in Earth Sciences. Workshop announcement, flier and registration.

October 18-21, 2017 - Reno, Nevada.
The First UAS Hands-on Open Format Training Session. Workshop announcement, schedule and registration.

December 10-11, 2016 - Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Two-day short course in Temperature and Acoustic Sensing with Fiber Optics. Workshop announcement & schedule.

December 11th, 2016 - Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 
1 day training: Scientific Sensing using Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Workshop announcement & schedule.

June 23-25, 2015Air CTEMPS course at Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Two-and-a-half-day course in Unmanned Aerial Systems in Earth Science.

December 12-13, 2015 - Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Two-day short course. Workshop announcement & schedule

December 13th, 2015 - Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 
1 day training: Scientific Sensing using Unmanned Aircraft Systems AirCTEMPs. Workshop annoucement & Schedule

December 7-8, 2013 - Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Two-day short course - Workshop Announcement & Schedule

July 21-23, 2013 - Luxembourg
Fiber Optic Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) and Thermal IR imagery for Hydro-ecological Characterization

December 1-2, 2012 - Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Two-day short course. Registration Closed

July 14-15 & 19-20, 2012 - UCAR, Boulder, CO
Two sessions of two-day short courses in conjunction with the CUAHSI 3rd Biennial Colloquium on Hydrologic Science and Engineering.  Registration Closed

April 23-24, 2012 - Bejing, China
Two-day short course. Registration closed.

December 3, 2011 - Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
One-day short course. Registration Closed

December 11, 2010 - Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
One-day short course. Registration Closed

July 22, 2010 - Boulder, Colorado
One-day short course to follow the CUAHSI Biannual Science meeting. Registration closed.

January 11-15, 2010 - Santiago, Chile
Five-day workshop on the San Joaquin Campus of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. Registration closed.

December 12, 2009 -  Berkeley, California
One-day short course. Registration closed