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Field Methods for the Collection of Sediment and Water-Quality Samples with Large Samplers from Boats on Large Rivers

Course code: USGS-OED-ID1837
Course title: Field Methods for the Collection of Sediment and Water-Quality Samples with Large Samplers from Boats on Large Rivers
Description: This course is designed to introduce the U.S. Geological Survey methodologies for the safe collection of suspended sediment, water-quality and bottom material samples in large river environments. Attendees will collect suspended sediment and water-quality samples with large isokinetic samplers deployed from boats under simulated flood conditions. Presentations and hands-on activities will include operations specific to the D-99, D-96 and other large depth integrating, point and bottom material samplers, emergency procedures, support and deployment equipment (such as booms, reels, and cranes), sampler selection, testing intake efficiency, and sample collection and transfer methods. Attendees will practice on-site sample-collection and field-handling techniques for suspended sediment and bottom material, and water-quality samples for the analysis of trace elements and organics.
Target Audience:
The course is intended for all personnel that collect routine, or may be expected to collect flood samples using these types of large samplers. Other employees may attend the course depending upon their individual training needs. Two all-day field trips, requiring hands-on field work, are required components of this class.
Delivery method: ILT
Instructional hours: 3232
Credits/CEUs: 0
Vendor: USGS Water
Contact:Stan Skrobialowski 703-648-6902 and Mark Landers 678-924-6616
Internal Tuition:2200.
Requires Approval:Yes
Responsible Bureau:U.S. Geological Survey

Class Name Class Start Class End Location Contact # Seats Left Cost Registration
USGS-2018-0212-Vicksburg, MS (8:00am ET) 2018-02-12 2018-02-16 Vicksburg
Vicksburg
Stan Skrobialowski
(703-648-6902 or sski@usgs.gov)
8 $2,660.00 Register


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