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2024 National Soil Moisture Workshop

Jul 15
July 15, 2024 - July 18, 2024
Logan, UT
A seedling grows out of the soil in the rain, representing soil moisture.

Please join us for the 2024 National Soil Moisture Workshop, which will be held in-person (with a limited virtual option) July 15–18, 2024 at Utah State University, in Logan, Utah.  

This workshop provides a unique opportunity for those involved in soil moisture research, monitoring, and applications to come together in an interactive format to exchange ideas and develop collaborations across their areas of interest and with the user community. This will be the 15th 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 soil moisture research and applications.  

This year’s workshop will include some new program components, and will be structured as follows:

  • Monday, July 15: Field trips to tour local sensor companies and an opportunity to engage in sensor and instrumentation workshops.
  • Tuesday, July 16 and Wednesday, July 17:  Regular meeting sessions, with invited speakers as well as attendee oral and poster presentations.
  • Thursday, July 18:  Field trip to the Cache National Forest to visit SNOTEL and share in discussions of the unique challenges and opportunities with forest soil moisture monitoring.

You are welcome to join any or all of these day-long sessions.

Workshop Goals 

Final Agenda – Updated July 10, 2024

View Agenda

Poster Presenters

  • Poster boards will be provided at the workshop and will be portrait style. 
  • Dimensions are 60 inches tall and 45 inches wide.


Dates: July 15–18, 2024

Location: Utah State University, Logan, Utah

Logan, Utah is located along the foothills of the Wasatch Mountain Range, 80 miles North of Salt Lake City, Utah. There are many modes of transportation to campus from the airport. Please see some options below. 

Shuttle Service:

Car Rental: 

Local Bus Routes:

  • Local Cache Valley Transit District (CVTD) buses (Routes 1 and 15) run every half hour between the central terminal downtown and the USU Campus (30-minute walk).
  • The CVTD app will provide real-time bus location and arrivals.



  • Off-campus parking on 500 & 600 East is free during summer.
  • University Inn guests park for free in the Big Blue Terrace.
  • Visitors pay $2/hr or $10/day in any of the following locations. Visit the Utah State University parking page for more information.
    • Aggie Terrace (Google Maps)
      • Rate: $2.00 an hour with a maximum of $10.00 per day.
    • Big Blue Terrace (Google Maps)
      • Rate: $2.00 an hour with a maximum of $10.00 per day.
    • Gateway Terrace (Google Maps)
      • Rate: $2.00 an hour with no daily maximum.
    • TSC Visitor Parking (Google Maps)
      • Rate: $2.00 an hour with a maximum of $10.00 per day.

Workshop Organizing Committee

  • John Bolten, NASA
  • Todd Caldwell, USGS
  • Stephanie Connolly, USFS, USDA
  • Michael Cosh, USDA
  • Trent Ford, University of Illinois
  • Peter Goble, Colorado State University
  • Scott Jones, Utah State University
  • Steven Quiring, Ohio State University
  • Marina Skumanich, NOAA/NIDIS
  • Briana Wyatt, Texas A&M University

For more information, please contact or