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lee-pimble (1).jpegWelcome to the SonTek Training and Event page. This is the first stop for those who would like to learn more about acoustic Doppler technology and its application in the field. Whether you are new to taking flow measurements, or measure currents for a living, our Application Specialist make it their job to work with you at your pace and skill level. Choose from live, hands-on training, or elect to participate in one of our many online "webinars" at your convenience. We offer options as diversified as our customers!

SonTek also offers agency-specific, private training. If you are interested in learning more about these highly personalized events, please contact us for more details.


Live Events

One-Day Workshops or Certification Programs

SonTek offers several types of opportunities to learn about acoustic Doppler technology and use in oceans, rivers, streams, canals and laboratories. Bookmark this page and visit it often to get the latest news on upcoming training events, workshops or user conferences that may benefit you or the organization you represent. Or, find us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

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Online Training

Live Webinar Events or Recorded Presentation and Videos

Many of our events are recorded and available to watch at your convenience. You might want to consider subscribing to our YouTube channel  so you get notified every time a new video is added. Videos range from short, fun examples of user applications, to in-depth field demonstrations on general instrumentation use, site-selection, data analysis and more.

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Archived Webinars

Energize Your Science Class With the CastAway-CTD Lesson Plan!

Small and easy-to-use, the CastAway-CTD is a favorite of researchers, oceanographers, and scientists who need quick, reliable salinity and temperature data. Today, educators have even more resources with the NEW lesson plan focusing on salinity measurements, available with all CastAway-CTDs!

The Pressure is on! The FlowTracker2 Now Comes With Built-in Pressure Sensor Option!

With advances in technology contributed by world-renowned hydrologists, researchers and scientists, SonTek is pleased to unveil the new FlowTracker2 now with optional pressure sensor feature! See how the FT2 with pressure sensor can optimize your data collection efforts!

Quantifying Flooding Events With Acoustic Data Scientific Response in a Changing Climate

As we trend toward extreme weather events, water resource professionals are being called on to help inform public, private, governmental, and industrial sectors. Learn how to use acoustic data, data analysis techniques and visualization to manage and model flooding events and their impacts.

HydroSurveyor M9 powered by HYPACK Max - Learn how this new powerhouse pair take hydrographic surveying to the next level!

Curious about the new HydroSurveyor-M9, CastAway-CTD and HYPACK integration? Learn more as SonTek Product Manager Isaac Jones and HYPACK General Manager Harold Orlinsky share customer examples and an overview of how this powerful instrument/software duo is solving real-world problems today!

RiverSurveyor 4.0: Collecting Acoustic Stationary and Moving Boat Discharge Data

You might have heard about the upgrades to the powerful, multi-frequency RiverSurveyor-M9, but we didn’t want you to take our word for it. See some examples of how RiverSurveyor 4.0 has dramatically simplified the data collection process for hydrologists and water monitoring specialists like you!

Jag Ski Creates Versatile Platform for Bay Study (SonTek HydroSurveyor)

Join Dr. Webb and SonTek Applications Engineer Isaac Jones for a one-hour online presentation about various case studies where the Jag Ski has been instrumental in collecting data for routine monitoring of beaches, scientific studies of coastal lagoons, and engineering assessments of tidal flow.

FlowTracker2: How to Make the Highest-Quality Measurements Using a Wading Device

If you’re a hydrologist, scientist or water monitoring professional, you might already be collecting data using the SonTek FlowTracker or similar wading device. But nothing beats the quality assurance, data accessibility and overall performance of the new FlowTracker2 handheld ADV.

WEBINAR: 5 Tech-Savvy Ways to Measure Flow in Places You Never Thought Possible!

While each application is unique, there are challenges for every scientist, engineer and water monitoring specialist trying to collect data in hard-to-reach areas. In this webinar, learn five tips that can simplify your data collection process or alleviate some of your biggest headaches altogether!

The Fundamentals of Velocity Indexing Technique

Are you a bit confused about Velocity Indexing? You're not alone – and SonTek is here to help! Senior Hydrologist Daniel Wagenaar and Product Manager/Technical Specialist Janice Landsfeld give an overview of the velocity index technique and its use with acoustic Doppler instrumentation.

Shallow Water - Deep Data: Learn More About the Remarkable RiverSurveyor S5

The rugged five-beam RiverSurveyor S5 has been overshadowed by its "big-brother", the RiverSurveyor M9, so we thought it was about time to provide a focused opportunity for water monitoring specialists to learn more about the most powerful shallow water discharge measurement platform on the market!

The Do's Dont's and Must Haves: Stormwater Monitoring Basics

Stormwater monitoring doesn’t have to be overwhelming for your organization. Our team of application specialists and engineers are dedicated to helping your organization avoid a costly learning curve which could result in a loss of time, money and valuable data.

Discharge, Mapping, Modeling and Beyond: The Hunt for Submerged Springs

After discovering that it was possible to upgrade their M9 to a HydroSurveyor, the Hydrologists and water monitoring specialists at the St. Johns River Water Management District now had a new tool for bathymetric and velocity field mapping.

Taking the Mystery Out of Measuring Waves, Tides and Currents

This Power Point (Webinar) presentation that hopes to simplify some of the challenges behind collecting wave, tide and current data. Deployment and system options are discussed, as well as popular research methods that are enhanced with the precision that acoustic Doppler technology provides.

Collecting Flow Data Using the SonTek IQ Standard, Plus or Pipe!

Join SonTek Product Manager Janice Landsfeld and Ron Nauman, President and Senior Enineer at HydroScientific West, as they talk about the SonTek-IQ series, including the SonTek-IQ Pipe. See application examples and data and compare/contrast models to see what will work best for you.

Profiling and Analysis with the CastAway-CTD

The CastAway-CTD is a small, rugged, and technically advanced; designed for profiling to depths of up to 100m. It incorporates modern technical features which allow it to achieve a 5 Hz response time, fine spatial resolution and high accuracy. 

The Basics of Stationary Measurement

This Power Point (webinar) presentation provides viewers an introduction to discharge measurements, stationary ADP methodology, measurement procedure and a review of sample data collected in the field. (Legacy RiverSurveyor/RiverCat systems).