The GLEON Student Association (GSA) workshop subcommittee is organizing pre-meeting workshops to be held between 13 September to 1 October, 2021.

Workshop 1 - Process-based aquatic ecosystem modeling
Workshop leader: Robert Ladwig
Category: Modeling
Level: Beginner
Description: Aquatic ecosystem models are representations of real-world processes in aquatic ecosystems. These models provide the opportunity to explore scientific and engineering ideas or scenarios, and increase our scientific understanding of aquatic systems. Model simulations can also be used as experiments that are not possible to field-test for physical, logistical, political or financial reasons. 

In this short course, we will provide a general introduction about process-based aquatic ecosystem modeling. We will use the coupled vertical one-dimensional hydrodynamic-ecological model GLM-AED2. The aim of this course is to give a general introduction about process-based modeling of aquatic ecosystems. In the introduction, we will focus on modeling basics (mathematical description of hydrodynamics and ecological processes, design of GLM). Afterwards, we will work on hands-on exercises in the R environment using GLM-AED2. 

Workshop 2 - R shiny apps for beginners
Workshop leader: Lilith Kramer
Category: Software Skills
Level: Beginner
Description: R shiny apps for beginners is a short course on how shiny code works. It contains a section on the basic structure of an app, multiple examples of what kind of functionality you could add, and a three short exercises. In the last exercise people can apply their new knowledge to a demo-app (available at

Workshop 3 - Remote sensing technologies as a complement for the study of inland waters
Workshop leader: Carmen Cillero
CategoryRemote sensing / GIS
Level: Beginner
Description: The objective of this 2.5 hour workshop is to provide an interactive environment to introduce remote sensing technologies and their application in supporting effective understanding and management of freshwater systems. Participants will gain an insight into how start to use available remote sensing products and develop synergies with traditional and sensor-based monitoring techniques. Contributors include: Carmen Cillero, Igor Ogashawara, Alo Laas, Valerie McCarthy, Stefan Simis.

Workshop 4 - Geospatial Raster and Vector Data with R
Workshop leader: Jem Stachelek
Category: Data analysis
Level: Open to anyone interested
Description: More details coming soon.

Workshop 5 - Career development (specific topics TBD)
Workshop leader: Kathy Cottingham (and other panelists)
Category: Career development
Level: Beginner
Description: A workshop will be organized to talk about grant writing and/or getting more involved in publications. More details coming soon.

You should also check out the GLEON Limnoseries: Lectures and Workshops being offered monthly in 2021.

Updated: 29 July 2021

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