HydRoData: Summer school about Hydrology and Data

HydRoData: 2024 Summer School about Hydrology and Data organized by the Unesco Chair on Water-related Disaster Risk Reduction

The UNESCO Chair on Water-related Disaster Risk Reduction is organizing a summer school about hydrology in relation to data (measurements, data manipulation and analysis, visualization, storing, communication, etc.). Special focus will be given to R programming language that will be used for data manipulation. 2 ECTS will be provided after the attendance of the summer school.

Date and venue

Summer school will take place from 2 to 6 of September 2024 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

It will be co-organized by the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering while most of the activities will be done at its Department of Environmental Engineering.

Who can attend?

Summer school is dedicated to MSc and PhD students. Post-docs are also welcomed. The maximum number of participants is 20. Language: English

Registration

Registration is closed. Registration was possible until 30th of April 2024.

Notifications about acceptance were send.

If the number of registered trainees exceeds 20, a selection process will be necessary. Master students with previous experience in R software will be given priority in the selection process.

There will be a registration fee of 150 EUR. You will be contacted about the payment of the fee after completing the registration form and selection process (May 2024).

The registration fee will be used to cover the following expenses:

  • Course materials
  • Lunch and coffee breaks
  • Social events
  • Field trip

Your registration will be confirmed only upon receipt of the registration fee. Foreign master students (status proof required) can be offered free accommodation (bed and breakfast).

Topics covered.

The main topic of the HydRoData summer school is data in relation to hydrology: obtaining and monitoring the data; data manipulation and analysis; data communication and sustainability. More specifically, the following topics will be covered:

  • Introduction to hydrology and data
  • Field measurements of various hydrological processes such as surface and subsurface runoff (e.g., discharge, water level), sediment transport (turbidity), infiltration, etc.
  • Publicly available hydrological data (e.g., national repositories, earth-observations, etc.)
  • Hydrology, data communication and sustainability in hydrology
  • Introduction R programming language
  • Data manipulation, (spatial) analyses, visualization using R
  • Hydrological modelling using R

Course instructors

Summer school will be organized by members of the UNESCO Chair on Water-related Disaster Risk Reduction:

  • Prof. Dr. Matjaž Mikoš
  • Prof. Dr. Mojca Šraj
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Simon Rusjan
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Nejc Bezak, nejc.bezak[at]fgg.uni-lj.si (for more information)
  • Assist. Dr. Klaudija Lebar
  • Assist. Dr. Mateja Klun
  • Assist. Tamara Kuzmanić, tamara.kuzmanic[at]fgg.uni-lj.si (for more information)
  • Assist. Mark Bryan Alivio
  • Ms. Mojca Vilfan

As invited lecturers several other experts from Slovenia and abroad will be involved:

  • Prof. Dr. Juraj Parajka, TU Wien, Austria
  • Dr. Bora Shehu, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Dr. Hannes Müller-Thomy, TU Braunschweig, Germany
  • Lovrenc Pavlin, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Regions and Water Management
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vesna Zupanc, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mihaela Triglav Čekada, Geodetic Institute of Slovenia & University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Assist. Dr. Sonja Bezjak, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Assist. Dr. Matej Radinja, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Important dates

Registration deadline: 30 April 2024

Notification about successful registration: 31 May 2024

 

Draft schedule

The Mura River in Slovenia - photo by A. Koren.
The Mura River in Slovenia - photo by A. Koren.

2023 EDITION

In September 2023 the UNESCO Chair on Water-related Disaster Risk Reduction successfully organized first summer school about hydrology in relation to data (measurements, data manipulation and analysis, visualization, storing, communication, etc.). Special focus was given to R programming language that was used for data manipulation. 2 ECTS were provided after the attendance of the summer school. Some pictures from the event can be seen below.