Remote Data Acquisition Sensor Training Workshop at the Sevilleta Field Station

We (Renee Brown and Don Natvig) are pleased to announce applications are now being accepted for the 2018 offering of the Methods in Environmental Data Acquisition short course, otherwise known as the Remote Data Acquisition (RDA) Sensor Training Workshop (
This intensive course will be held 3-9 June 2018 at the University of New Mexico Sevilleta Field Station in incredibly beautiful central New Mexico. Participants will be provided with a comprehensive and affordable introduction to the major aspects of field-based environmental data acquisition with an emphasis on hands-on learning. By using a combination of field demonstrations, lectures, hands-on activities, and discussions, several topics fundamental to the remote acquisition of environmental sensor data will be covered:
Basic electronics
Photovoltaic power for remote instrumentation
TCP/IP networking and Wi-Fi telemetry systems

Sensor theory and Campbell Scientific datalogger wiring and programming
This year’s course will cost $750, which covers lodging, meals, and shuttle service to/from the Albuquerque airport. For an additional fee, students will also have the opportunity to participate in one of two optional post-course field trips on Saturday, June 9th, to enhance the overall experience.

The number of participants will be limited to 20. While preference will be given to technicians, graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and early career faculty who demonstrate research needs in one or more of these areas, anyone interested in the topic of remote environmental sensor data acquisition is encouraged to apply.

To apply and see more detailed information about the course agenda, field trips, fees, and logistics, visit our website: If you have any questions, feel free to contact UNM Field Station Director of Technology, Renee Brown, at