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Soil Moisture Network Operators Workshop

Jul 25
July 25, 2023
Davenport, IA
A seedling grows out of the soil in the rain, representing soil moisture.

Please join the American Association of State Climatologists (AASC) and the National Coordinated Soil Moisture Monitoring Network (NCSMMN) for a joint networking event in Davenport, Iowa in late July: The Soil Moisture Network Operators Workshop and the AASC Mesonet Community Meeting.

Soil Moisture Network Operators Workshop

This workshop will be held on July 25, 2023, just prior to the AASC Mesonet Community Meeting. Due to the hands-on nature of the engagement, this will be an in-person only event (no virtual option). There is no fee for attending this workshop.

This workshop is designed to provide a forum for peer-to-peer sharing for mesonet operators and others who are involved in—or are interested in learning about—the collection and generation of soil moisture data from in situ resources.

The workshop will include a morning in-class discussion and an afternoon field trip to Muscatine Island Research and Demonstration Farm for more hands-on activities. A sponsored box lunch will be included for the bus ride to the demonstration farm.

Who Should Attend?

The target audience for this workshop includes:

  • Network operators
  • Technicians
  • Field staff
  • Federal and State conservationists
  • Data managers
  • "People with dirt on their boots."

Meeting Logistics

  • Date: July 25, 2023
  • Lodging and Meeting Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Davenport, 111 E 2nd St, Davenport, IA 52801 
  • To secure lodging and to register for the AASC Mesonet Meeting, please go to the Mesonet Meeting website.

Workshop Registration

Register for the workshop here. Registration closes on June 30.

If you register for the workshop before June 16, you will be able to vote on which topics you would like to see covered at the workshop. The agenda will be finalized on June 23 based on these votes. Note: space for the workshop field trip is limited, please register early. 

For more information on the Soil Moisture Network Operators Workshop, please contact Michael Cosh ( 


AASC Mesonet Community Meeting

Attendees are encouraged to attend both the Soil Moisture Network Operators Workshop on July 25 and the AASC Mesonet Community Meeting on July 26–28. Learn more about the AASC Mesonet Community Meeting.