EGU 2019

At the EGU General Assembly in Vienna this year, I will be:

  • Co-convening ‘Hydrological extremes: from droughts to floods’ (HS2.4.1) Orals: Mon, 08 Apr, 08:30-15:45, Room B
  • Co-convening the Short Course ‘Using R in Hydrology‘ on Monday evening
    + presenting a talk on ‘Parallel and HPC computing for hydrologists’
  • Presenting ‘Using R in Hydrology: recent developments and future directions‘ (EGU2019-2823 in Session HS1.2.7/EOS8.1/GM2.16) – Innovative methods to facilitate open science and data analysis in hydrology – from data collection in challenging environments to data sharing, visualization and modelling. Details TBC

Other planned talks for 2019 are listed here.

Using R in Hydrology – short course @EGU18

We’re delighted to announce that the ‘Using R in Hydrology’ workshop will be running again (for a second year) at EGU 2018!

The session is organised in cooperation with the Young Hydrologic Society (YHS) and materials will be made available on the YHS GitHub page (rhydro_EGU18).


Convener: Louise Slater
Co-Conveners: Shaun Harrigan, Claudia Vitolo, Tobias Gauster, Alexander Hurley, Guillaume Thirel.

  • Introduction to the short course – Louise Slater
  • Accessing hydrological data using web APIs (a demo of the rnrfa package) – Claudia Vitolo
  • Extracting netCDF climate data for hydrological analyses (reading and visualising gridded data) – Louise Slater
  • Processing, modelling and visualising hydrological data in R (tidyverse; piping, mapping and nesting) – Alexander Hurley
  • Hydrological modelling and teaching modelling (airGR and airGRteaching) – Guillaume Thirel
  • Typical hydrological tasks in R (List columns, Leaflet and coordinate transformation, Open Street Maps) – Tobias Gauster

The session is aimed at researchers who are interested in hearing more about R as well as those who are advanced R programmers wanting to discuss recent developments in an open environment.