GLEON 21.5 Workshops

Four workshops are being offered in association with the G21.5 Virtual Meeting. Attendees can indicate interest in workshops on their registration form, and then organizers will reach out to schedule a date and time for those who are interested in participating in the workshop. A reduced registration fee of $50 USD is available if you are interested in registering for workshops only.

Workshop 1: Simple guidelines for scientific writing and communication

Lead: Ben Kraemer

Length: 2.5 hours

Sessions: Willing to do 2

Availability: 5-18 Oct


Our careers and our science depend on our ability to write effectively. Well-written papers motivate others to read our work, recognize its message, and integrate that message into our collective scientific understanding. However, many scientists are under-trained in how to write effectively. This workshop will present a few simple guidelines to help us write well-structured manuscripts that get published sooner and cited more often. The workshop will also include “hands-on” activities using examples of your own writing and/or examples from published literature.


Workshop 2: Version control software (Git) for application in academic research

Lead: Joe Stachelek

Length: 2 hours

Sessions: 1

Availability: 13-14 Oct


Version control is the lab notebook of the digital world: it’s what professionals use to keep track of what they’ve done and to collaborate with other people. The aim of this workshop is to give a general introduction of using Git for version control and to demonstrate how and why this widely used tool can be used in academic research for anything that changes over time or needs to be shared such as software, papers, and small data sets.


Workshop 3: Process-based lake modeling in R using the General Lake Model

Lead: Robert Ladwig, Hilary Dugan, Paul Hanson

Length: 2.5 hours

Sessions: 1

Availability 5-18 Oct


The aim of this workshop is (1) to give a general introduction to process-based modeling and GLM-AED2; (2) highlight the application of GLM-AED2 in R (glmtools, GLM3r, LakeEnsemblR); and (3) applying the model to a real-world case, e.g. model calibration, output post-processing and interpreting water quality results. This workshop is intended for all skill levels, although prior knowledge of R is helpful.


Workshop 4: Ensemble lake modelling with LakeEnsemblR 

Lead: Tadhg Moore, Jorrit Mesman, Johannes Feldbauer, Robert Ladwig

Length: 1.5 - 2 hours

Sessions: 1



A guided walkthrough of the new R package “LakeEnsemblR” that has been developed within the GLEON modelling group. Learn how to set up multiple lake models for your lake physical system, how to calibrate your models and explore model uncertainty. Brainstorming of further ideas for how this package can be applied to aid further research. Everyone is welcome to attend, but the workshop is mostly aimed at people with at least some experience in lake modelling. 


Updated: 15 September 2020

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