USGS Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility
Water Data for the Nation
ABOUT THE HIF
USGS IN YOUR STATE
USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.
Programs at the Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility
The HIF currently offers three training courses: Basic Electronics and Troubleshooting Instrumentation, Satellite Data Collection Platform Installation and Operation Workshop, and Water Quality Instrumentation: Operation, Calibration, and Maintenance. Courses provide lectures and "hands-on" experience.
Our classroom facility features two person workbenches with pedestal stools, individual laptops with wireless capability; a ceiling-mounted screen projector; large white dry-erase boards; and a flat screen television/monitor.
HIF training courses are specifically designed to benefit USGS hydrologic technicians and hydrologists who operate streamgages and other automated hydrologic monitoring stations. Non-USGS personnel who work for federal, state, tribal or local agencies whose job duties include hydrologic monitoring may attend HIF training classes on a space-available basis.