Modelling Hydrology and Global Change

This 5-day online school  will help you to develop a sense of the underpinning principles of modelling hydrological systems at large catchment, continental, and global scales. The course is delivered over five full days hosting up to 30 students in Summer 2022 and Winter 2023.

Target Audience

The aim is to train undergraduate, post-graduate, early-career and other international junior scientists from the fields of water and the environment, land surface science, water resources, ecology, hydrometeorology, biogeochemistry and other related research areas concerned with the delivery of next-generation land-surface and hydrological predictions.

Course Objectives

You will learn the technical skills to run JULES and standalone Hydro-JULES tools in order to investigate hydrological processes under current and future scenarios, understand how to use the technical features built in Hydro-JULES for collaboration in scientific projects. 

You will participate in practical workshops in small groups, attend virtual fieldtrips, listen to keynote talks from our Hydro-JULES scientists and take part in our expert panel discussions and mentoring sessions using the on-line platform Gather.Town.  The school facilitators and tutors will move from room to room with you to help you with your exercises and support your learning.

Learning Outcome

By the end of the school, you will have gained sufficient knowledge of modelling hydrological systems to apply this to your own projects.

Hardware / Software Requirements

You will need a laptop or desktop computer. 

Applicants MUST have an affiliated email address (i.e. not gmail/hotmail/etc.), be able to access a UNIX- or Linux-based system eligible for JASMIN access and have access to a video-calling system with sufficient bandwidth to maintain a Zoom/Skype/Microsoft Teams/ call (e.g. 2.0 Mbps upload and download).

We will use Zoom and Gather.Town to deliver the school. Hydro-JULES has been pioneering delivery of these schools through the online platform


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Applications to the Hydro-JULES Summer 2022 and Winter School 2023 programme

Both the summer and winter school are on-line events. Previous Schools run by the Hydro-JULES project have been a great success. Both have been over-subscribed, so we advise you to get your application in as early as possible. Please check back in for further school dates.


Previous Schools

Please visit our resource page to view some of the content from the Summer (2021) and Winter School (2022)


Previous course participants said:

"Online meetings provide many opportunities for the students, especially those who can't afford to pay the living cost and travel fee to UK when attending the course physically. I did enjoy this training very much, it provides helps me in academic networking with many experienced researchers from UK. The training sessions are also very useful for young researchers to develop new skills and knowledge. Hoping there will be more opportunity for the students to join variety of workshop conducted by the team. Thank you!
MSc Student, January 2022

“A brilliant experience last week on the virtual Hydro-JULES summer school, lots of valuable insight shared and great to see so many students connecting. Looking forward to the Winter School January 2022 ". 
Environmental Science Undergraduate,  June 2021

I really liked the use of as it gives the feeling of having space like in an in-person workshop". 
PhD Student, June 2021

"I am sending this email to you to say thanks for successfully arranging the Hydro-JULES School. I really learned a lot from the keynote talks. All the topics which are discussed in schools are very informative. As you also provide an opportunity to talk with the experts was a wonderful experience. I am also thankful to all experts who gave the lectures. Unfortunately, I couldn't get a place in the winter school but thanks to the given opportunity to listen to the talks. I also got access to some of the virtual workshop's videos which are also informative".
Usman Munir, Student January 2023


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