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2021 National Soil Moisture Workshop

Aug 18
August 18, 2021 - August 19, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The virtual 2021 National Soil Moisture Workshop provides a unique opportunity for leaders in soil moisture research and development to come together in an interactive workshop format to exchange ideas and develop collaborations. This will be the eleventh consecutive year for the workshop, which is an initiative of the community of researchers that developed the Marena, Oklahoma, In Situ Sensor Testbed (MOISST).

The workshop is free, but registration is required. Registration is open until August 1, 2021, and abstracts are due by July 1, 2021.

Workshop Goals

  • Provide a highly focused venue for presenting cutting-edge research and new concepts related to soil moisture monitoring.
  • Highlight new applications of soil moisture data and identify application-oriented research needs.
  • Stimulate progress towards realizing the vision of the National Coordinated Soil Moisture Monitoring Network.

Organizing Committee

  • Trent Ford, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Steven Quiring, The Ohio State University
  • Michael Cosh, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD
  • Tyson Ochsner, Oklahoma State University
  • Marina Skumanich, NOAA National Integrated Drought Information System
  • Todd Caldwell, U.S. Geological Survey

The workshop agenda will be posted here in August. For more information, please contact Michael Cosh,