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Earth Science Accelerator Online Courses

Environmental Modeling Solutions is pleased to offer live,online training. We use the latest free or subscription based web tools to present and share course materials.

Groundwater Remediation, MNA (Monitoring Natural Attenuation), Pump and Treat, Reactive Barriers….

It is realty that active groundwater remediation technologies have a limited success in lowering contaminants to regulatory levels. Either as solo remedy technology or applying it after active remediation methods MNA is more and more used. It is used for petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents, explosives and other contaminants.
The author of this online course got his PhD on this topic in 2008 and continuously upgrade his knowledge through practice and learning state of art new technologies. Currently he is at specialization at The Johns Hopkins University – Environmental Engineering.
The material for the course is gathered from different, trusty, sources and the main value of this online course is to give you right information from materials that are synthesized based on 15 years research and practice.
Price:
90 USD per hour
 
~ 12h
Level:
Intermediate

Remote Sensing Course

After this course participants will understand theory behind remote sensing and its practical application in geology, hydrogeology, agriculture, forestry… Every lecture is covered with video material which is sent to attendees. Also, a lot of additional material in form of pdf’s is given to attendees
Price: 90 USD per hour
~ 7h

Introduction to remote sensing and application of satellite imageries in engineering work

After this course participants will understand theory behind remote sensing and its practical application in geology, hydrogeology, agriculture, forestry… Every lecture is covered with video material which is sent to attendees. Also, a lot of additional material in form of pdf’s is given to attendees

1st lecture, duration 1 hour

  • What is remote sensing?
  • Electromagnetic spectrum, wavelengths, frequency of electromagnetic radiation from Sun
  • Interaction of electromagnetic radiation from Sun with objects on Earth
  • Types of platforms that carries sensors on satellites
  • Historical overview of remote sensing
  • Basic information about Landsat series of satellites

2nd lecture, duration 1 hour

  • Spatial resolution of satellite images
  • Spectral resolution of satellite images
  • Radiometric resolution of satellite images
  • Temporal resolution of satellite images

3rd lecture, duration 1 hour

  • Theory and application of Landsat series of satellites
  • Landsat overview: History, Capabilities and Application
  • Composite images
  • Example use cases of Landsat data
  • Landsat data discovery and access (learn how to download and use Landsat images)

4th lecture, duration 1 hour

  • Theory and application of Sentinel 2A satellite
  • Sentinel 2A data discovery and access (learn how to download and use Sentinel 2A images)

5th lecture, duration 1 hour

  • Theory and application of ASTER satellite
  • Introduction to ASTER sensor
  • Description of ASTER data products
  • Example use cases of ASTER data
  • How to download ASTER data

Specialization part of remote sensing course, about 2 hours:

Image Analysis for natural fractures, fracture traces, and lineaments
Attendees to this one to two hour presentation will learn:

  • Significance for Sitting of Water Supply Wells
  • Nomenclature of Fractures, Fracture Traces, and Lineaments
  • Techniques of Analysis and Mapping of Fractures, Fracture Traces, and Lineaments
  • Open Source GIS (QGIS) Analysis and Mapping of Fractures, Fracture Traces, and Lineaments

Each attendee will receive copy of published foundational professional papers for future reference. Instructor is available following the course for questions. The ultimate goal of this course is that each attendee is successful in the application of scientific concepts and operational protocols taught.

SWAT Course

SWAT was developed to predict the impact of climate and management (e.g. vegetative changes, reservoir management, groundwater withdrawals, and water transfer) on water, sediment, and agricultural chemical yields in large un-gauged basins
Price: 90 USD per hour
~ 12h

SWAT Model Description

The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model (Arnold et al., 1998) is the continuation of a long-term effort of nonpoint source pollution modeling by the USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS), including development of CREAMS (Knisel, 1980), SWRRB (Williams et al., 1985; Arnold et al., 1990), and ROTO (Arnold et al., 1995).

SWAT was developed to predict the impact of climate and management (e.g. vegetative changes, reservoir management, groundwater withdrawals, and water transfer) on water, sediment, and agricultural chemical yields in large un-gauged basins. To satisfy the objective, the model (a) is physically based; (b) uses readily available inputs; (c) is computationally efficient to operate on large basins in a reasonable time; and (d) is continuous time and capable of simulating long periods for computing the effects of management changes. SWAT allows a basin to be divided into hundreds or thousands of grid cells or sub-watersheds.

SWAT is GIS based model and for pre/post processing QGIS and ArcGIS is used.

SWAT 1 on 1 ONLINE Course

When hydrology watershed modeling is in question learning by example is the best way. On that way participant is working with the area with which he is familiar with so in this course we will use data from your area. We will point you to databases in your region or World Data bases if local is not available. What we need to build a SWAT model is DEM (digital elevation model), Land Use/Land Cover, Soil map and climate data.

The 1 on 1 ONLINE course to learn SWAT should last about 10 hours and on the end the participant will be able to develop its own hydrology watershed model.

Ask for demo presentation of our recent SWAT models!

MODFLOW Beginners Course

Introduction:

  • Overview and fundamentals of MODFLOW
  • History and applications of MODFLOW and MODPATH
  • Review of numerical grids, boundary conditions, solvers, etc.
Price: 120 USD per hour
~ 6h

Introduction:

  • Overview and fundamentals of MODFLOW
  • History and applications of MODFLOW and MODPATH
  • Review of numerical grids, boundary conditions, solvers, etc.

Case Studies:

  • Review of case studies applying MODFLOW, MODPATH and MT3DMS

Model Development:

  • Construction of a simple MODFLOW model with MODPATH.
  • Numerical design, two boundary conditions, constant head, river, well, well head capture, drain, changing boundary condition type
  • Construction of a real world case model, assigning no flow and river boundary conditions, importing top and bottom of aquifer in model
  • Moving into the third dimension, 5 layer model, transient simulation

Model Calibration

  • Calibration of models using a real case study, applying PEST and the pilot point method of calibration

MODFLOW Advanced Course

We are excited to present you with our latest offer in the area of groundwater modeling. The 5 hours course is intended for advanced modellers and include following topics, each lasting about 1 hours.
Price: 120 USD per hour
~ 7h

We are excited to present you with our latest offer in the area of groundwater modeling. The 5 hours course is intended for advanced modellers and include following topics, each lasting about 1 hours.

  • 3D and 2D Contaminant transport modeling of dissolved species with MT3DMS covering also 1D unsaturated flow and transport modeling with HYDRUS 1D
  • Heat transport modeling in groundwater with MT3DMS and SEAWAT
  • Calibration with PEST method of pilot points with regularization
  • BEOPEST parallel processing in PEST calibration with use of Cloud Servers
  • Density dependent flow (salt water intrusion) with SEAWAT

The course is held ON LINE and the whole communication is via Skype (it has share screen option).

QGIS Course

The 1 on 1 course for QGIS (it is FREE GIS) is lasting about 8 hours and it is followed by recorded video material. It is intended for complete beginners. A lot of additional info is received in form of different pdf’s.
Price: 80 USD per hour
~ 8h

The 1 on 1 course for QGIS (it is FREE GIS) is lasting about 8 hours and it is followed by recorded video material. It is intended for complete beginners. A lot of additional info is received in form of different pdf’s. This course is basis for groundwater modeling work, hydrology, remote sensing, hydrogeological investigations, contaminant investigations and almost every field of engineering (agriculture, ecology, forestry..)

Here are the lectures for QGIS:

  • Open and view data
  • Projections
  • Print composer
  • Working with attributes
  • Plugins
  • Import data from spreadsheet (LibreOffice and Excel)
  • Basic vector styling
  • Creating custom SVG symbols
  • Labeling points
  • Calculating line lengths and statistics
  • Basic raster styling and analysis
  • Raster mosaicking and clipping
  • Working with terrain data
  • Working with WMS data
  • Georeferencing topo-sheets and scanned maps
  • Atlas generation
  • Digitizing map data

ArcGis Course

With course you will get different and carefully chosen text and video material. Also, you need to purchase one book about GIS (about 80 USD) in which you will get copy of ArcGis for free for 6 months and a lot of video material so you can practice on your own
Price: 80 USD per hour
~ 8h
Here are some more info about this course

  • It is done via Skype, ON LINE, with ArcGis
  • Here is what we will do for course:
    • 1st class – ArcCatalog
    • 2nd class – Basic interface in ArcGis
    • 3rd class – Georeferencing of maps
    • 4th and 5th class – Digitizing maps (two hours)
    • 6th class – preparing for final drawings and printing
    • 7th class – raster manipulation, Spatial Analyst, preparing for making aquifer vulnerability maps

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