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QW Data Toolbox for NWIS Users

Course code: USGS-OED-QW1297
Course title: QW Data Toolbox for NWIS Users
Description: This Course is designed for all USGS hydrologists and hydrotechs who routinely use the National Water Information System (NWIS) to manage their water-quality data. It is a "hands-on" Course to learn the tools of the trade.
For each person to develop and practice with a toolbox (an assortment of tools) that will make their data management efficient, accurate, and scientifically relevant. General topics will include: • Structure of NWIS and USGS database policies • The NWQL perspective on our data with an overview of STARLIMS and other support from our national lab • Detailed review of the USGS water-quality data-collection process from start to finish. Hands-on with a lot of practice exercises • Using new data-processing tools - PDAs, PCFF • Update from the Phoenix Team • Dealing with data from outside labs and LEP • Tools and techniques for data review and publication using Watlists, Excel review spreadsheets, ACCESS, and R • Basic science of water-quality data and some data-plotting ideas • Publication and archival of USGS data, setting DQIs.
Target Audience:
Hydrologists, Hydrotechs, and Database Administrators: scientists who work with water-quality data and use or need to learn to use NWIS.
Prerequisite Info:
None except that there will be pre-class training materials that must be completed prior to the first day of class.
Delivery method: ILT
Instructional hours: 40
Credits/CEUs: 0
Vendor: USGS Water
Contact:Cherie Miller (703) 648-6866
Internal Tuition:470.00
Prerequisites:See Course Description.
Requires Approval:Yes
Responsible Bureau:U.S. Geological Survey

Class Name Class Start Class End Location Contact # Seats Left Cost Registration
USGS-2018-0326-CLASSROOM ONLY-Denver, CO (8am MT) 2018-03-26 2018-03-30 Denver Federal Center
USGS Earth Room D2610 (Bldg. 53)
Cherie Miller
(703-648-6866 or
7 $665.00 Not Open
USGS-2018-0326-VIRTUAL CLASS ONLY-(8am MT) 2018-03-26 2018-03-30 Denver Federal Center via Live Virtual Classroom
USGS Live Virtual Classroom (Earth Room)
Cherie Miller
(703-648-6866 or
8 $665.00 Not Open

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