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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 


Dates: July 15–18, 2024

Location: Utah State University, Logan, Utah

Registration: Register Here

Logan, Utah is located along the foothills of the Wasatch Mountain Range, 80 miles North of Salt Lake City, Utah. Salt Lake Express shuttle service is available between the SLC International Airport and Utah State University.



  • Submit presentation abstracts (via the registration form) by Wednesday, May 15, 2024.
  • The general registration deadline is Sunday, June 30, 2024.


The workshop agenda will be finalized by June 1, 2024.

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 Michael Cosh ( or Marina Skumanich (