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Programs at the Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility

Training Course: Satellite Data Collection Platform Installation and Operation Workshop
Course Coordinator: Richard Pardee (rwpardee) 800-382-0634 Ext: 82111

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Course Description

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This course is designed to train personnel in the installation, operation, and maintenance of hydrologic data collection systems that use GOES telemetry. Classroom training will include an overview of satellite data-collection systems, general capabilities of data collection platforms (DCPs), the GOES satellite telemetry system, equipment protection, site reconnaissance, planning, and preparation, telemetry installation, power systems, sensor interfaces, antennas and masts, and troubleshooting. Participants will be provided hands-on experience through the setup and operation of various data-collection platforms for operating through the GOES data-collection system. Instructions on programming the various DCPs will also be provided.

Target Audience

Personnel who are in the early stage or soon will be actively engaged in the installation and operation of data-collection platforms. Attendance is limited to 18.

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.

Prerequisite Courses: Basic Electronics and Troubleshooting Instrumentation (BET) Course or Instructor Approval. Familiarity with electronics and instrumentation is highly recommended and will be considered as a substitute for the BET course.

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