August 23-25, 2017. Room 223 of the Gorguze Family Laboratory, University of Michigan.
CUAHSI, NCAR and the Kerkez Lab at University of Michigan have teamed up to host the first Open-Storm workshop, which will be held August 23-25th in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The goal of this workshop will be to provide students an end-to-end overview of the role modern sensing technologies will play in the study and management of urban hydrology. We will learn how to program, assemble, and deploy open-source wireless sensor nodes. Students will also learn how to use the CHORDS platform, a new cloud hosted real-time data system developed specifically for geoscientists. All forty registration slot have been filled and we expect participants from academia, government, and industry. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in Ann Arbor.
Those who have time are highly encouraged to read a few papers and install the necessary software. This will help us move along more smoothly and make the most out of our time.
Wednesday 8/23/17 – Intro and sensing fundamentals
|9AM||Intro and logistic||All organizers|
|9:15AM||Urban hydrology: challenges and opportunities, intro to “Smart” stormwater systems||Kerkez|
|10:30AM||Fundamentals of sensing and data acquisitions||Kerkez|
|11:30AM||Open-storm.org: An open source end-to-end urban sensing and control platform||Bartos|
|12:00 AM||Hands-on: Overview of the programming environment||Kerkez|
|1:30PM||Hands-on: Digital IO logic and control – “Blinky”||Kerkez|
|2:00PM||Hands-on: Reading data from a sensor||Bartos|
|3:20PM||Hands-on: Sending your sensor data to the web. Download the example project here. Those who finish quickly can try out other sensors or bring their own.||Bartos|
|All workshop project solutions are available for download on https://github.com/open-storm/open-storm-workshop|
Thursday 8/24/17 – Data services and sensor node fabrication
|9AM||Introduction to the EarthCube CHORDS data platform||Martin/Daniels|
|9:40AM||Setting up a CHORDS real-time data portal||
|10:45AM||Setting up a CHORDS real-time data portal (continued)||Bartos|
|11:45AM||Hands-on: Sending sensor data to CUAHSI’s data center||Clark/Dye|
|1PM||Hands-on: Putting together the whole systems – Solar panels, batteries and enclosures||Watershed Tour||Kerkez|
|3:50PM||Assemble and prepare sensor nodes for next day’s deployment||Watershed Tour||Kerkez|
|6:30PM||Optional group dinner – Mark’s Food Carts & Bills Beer Garden||Downtown Ann Arbor|
Friday 8/25/17 – Deployments and Tours
|9AM||Depart in groups to deploy sensor nodes.||Various group leaders|
|1:30PM||Reconvene on campus to monitor deployed nodes.||Depart in groups to deploy sensor nodes (as needed).||Kerkez|
|4PM||Adjourn as necessary|
The workshop will be held on the University of Michigan’s North Campus, in room 223 of the Gorguze Family Laboratory (2609 Draper Dr.). If you are staying at one of the designated hotels, transportation will be arranged. Otherwise, public transit works really well, as do ridehare services, such as Uber and Lyft. Paid opublic parking is available right by the building in case you plan to drive yourself (please see map below).
Building and entrance
Visitor parking (VP) is labeled. There is a lot right across the street of the building.