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Providing an introduction to the skills and technology required for the construction of hydroinformatic systems, this Course will enable the participant to utilise a range of software tools and model concepts to create hydrological and hydraulic software systems. Training is provided in the use of a series of hydroinformatic tools, including Graphical User Interface builders, Geographic Information Systems, Code Builders, Databases, Data Analysis and Data Modelling Packages and Communication Tools.
Hydroinformatic Systems Development is the art of coupling new and existing datasets to the latest modelling theory and expert knowledge. Hence, the key hydroinformatic skill is knowing which tools to choose and how to make those tools communicate with each other. The tools can then be used for research and development or for the production of bespoke commercial modelling systems.
Hydroinformatics is a rapidly developing field which integrates knowledge and understanding of both water quantity and quality with the latest developments in information technology to improve technical and business decision making within the water industry. Systems Development is the full life cycle development of software tools from their initial conception, design, software implementation, to verification and the end-user implementation.
Advanced modelling systems in the informatics age are comprised of many software tools. It is impossible to understand them all in detail; hence, you need to acquire the generic underlying skills of information processing, communication, data visualisation and systems development. Hydroinformatic Systems Development will show, through the use of code builders, databases, mapping software and the internet, the common denominators of data handling and model construction. By the end of the course, your expectations as both a software user and a software creator will be greatly increased. When using 'off-the shelf' packages, your ability to go into a software package quickly and perform suitable analysis will become second nature. You will become skilled enough to choose the software environment in which you wish to develop your own software applications. In this day and age, most packages have an IDE (Integrated Development Environment), along with a basic set of tools, an advanced set of options, and most have their own programming languages for customising your application. During the course, you will learn the basic operations of a range of software tools, and you will be given examples of advanced analysis options that are key to hydroinformatics plus an adequate level of programming skills that will encourage you to create your own systems. You will also create your own modelling system during the week, that will use common hydrological theory, a Graphical User Interface (GUI), a relational database, an interactive Geographical Information System (GIS) and a climate scenario generator. All of these components will be set in an open, distributed system that allows you to use the right tool for the right job. Examples throughout the week will be taken from hydrological catchment modelling and river hydrodynamics.
Upon completion of the course, you will:
Course commences at 11:00 on Monday and ends at 13:00 on Friday.
Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.
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Please contact the Professional Development Unit for details of fees.
The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.
This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8513) on at least one of the School's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. Delegates will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.
|Hydroinformatic Systems Development accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management|