2023 Regional Workshop – Madison, WI

To foster network collaboration and interaction, the AmeriFlux Management Project will host regional workshops to bring together local site teams. We are proud to announce that our first regional workshop will be hosted at the home of the ChEAS Core Site cluster in Madison, Wisconsin. We have already invited all local site teams but if you did not receive an invitation and would like to participate, please contact ameriflux-tech@lbl.gov.

The workshop will be held over two days to allow plenty of time for classroom and hands-on sessions. For those wanting to visit the nearby eddy flux sites US-DFC (https://ameriflux.lbl.gov/sites/siteinfo/US-DFC) and US-DFK (https://ameriflux.lbl.gov/sites/siteinfo/US-DFK), we are offering a half day field excursion on August 16th as an option.

The main event will take place at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison), Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences (AOSS) Building (Room 811). The Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences Building
is located at 1225 W. Dayton St. A link to the campus map is here. The nearest campus parking is available at the Union South Garage. Realtime parking availability can be found here.

Registration for the workshop is FREE but attendees will need to cover travel/hotel costs. Lunch on August 15 will be covered for in-person attendees.

A Zoom link will be emailed to registered attendees on Monday prior to the meeting.

Proposed agenda (please check back as we will update this page):

Agenda 15th August

Time (Central) Agenda Lead
8:30-8:45 Welcome and introduction to the event location AMP & Ankur
8:45-9:30 Introduction to the Data and Tech teams and their activities  AMP
9:30-09:45 Break 
9:45-11:45 Site introduction by site teams, site best practices, site safety, data workflows – presentations and discussion AMP, site teams
12:00-13:30 Lunch (University Campus/Nearby location) Your stomach
13:30-15:00 Hands-on classroom session: calibration procedure, instrument maintenance and data quality, and discussion AMP 
15:00-15:15 Break
15:15-17:15 Hands-on classroom session: data self review, data submission, submission pitfalls and data quality AMP
18:00 Dinner 


Agenda 16th August

Time (Central) Agenda Lead
TBD (~half-day) Site visit to US-DFC and US-DFK (transportation provided, if needed) Site team


For those needing overnight accommodation, here a list of nearby hotels:
Union South Hotel (University campus hotel)
Hilton Garden Inn
Hampton Inn
The Graduate Madison