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2022 National Soil Moisture Workshop

Aug 9
August 9, 2022 - August 10, 2022
Columbus, OH
Rain falling on a seedling growing in the dirt

The 2022 National Soil Moisture Workshop returns—after a 2-year hiatus—to an in-person format (with a limited virtual option) on August 9–10, 2022. The workshop will be hosted by Ohio State University, in Columbus, Ohio. There is no registration fee, but see registration deadlines below.

This workshop provides a unique opportunity for leaders in soil moisture research and development to come together in an interactive format to exchange ideas and develop collaborations across their research areas and with the user community. This will be the 13th consecutive year for the workshop, which was started by the researchers who created the Marena, Oklahoma, In Situ Sensor Testbed (MOISST).  It has now grown to be a premier event for sharing new soil moisture research. 

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.


  • Date: August 9–10, 2022, all day
  • Location: Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
    1090 Carmack Rd
    Columbus, OH 43210


  • Presentation abstract submission (via the registration form) deadline: July 1
  • General registration deadline: July 20


  • The workshop agenda will be finalized by July 15.

Workshop Organizing Committee

  • Steven Quiring, The Ohio State University
  • Trent Ford, University of Illinois
  • Briana Wyatt, Texas A&M University
  • Tyson Ochsner, Oklahoma State University
  • Peter Goble, Colorado State University
  • Todd Caldwell, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Michael Cosh, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • John Bolten, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Marina Skumanich, NOAA National Integrated Drought Information System

For more information, please contact Michael Cosh ( or Steven Quiring (