Modelling Hydrology and Global Change

The Hydro-JULES programme will host up to 30 students for a 5-day online Winter School in January 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 dates: Monday 16th to Friday 20th January 2023
  • Location: Online event
  • Organisers:Toby Marthews and Marcia Spencer
  • Eligibility: Applications are welcome from all candidates irrespective of nationality 
  • Costs: No course fees will be charged to any students receiving a place on the course (whether UK or international)
  • Organisers: Toby Marthews and Marcia Spencer

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.

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.  


Application for the Winter school is now OPEN.  Applications are invited from students (undergraduate, graduate or postdoctoral), professionals and researchers during a career break. To apply for the Winter School 2023, please email with the following:

  • A completed application form
  • A statement of interest in the Winter School including why you would like to attend and how attending would help in your current or proposed work (max. 250 words)
  • A short CV (max. 1 page)

Applications for the WINTER school will close on Friday 28th October 2022 at 4pm UK time.


The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) is a world-class research organisation focusing on land and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere.

Hydro-JULES is a NERC-funded research programme which will build a three-dimensional community model of the terrestrial water cycle to underpin hydrological research in the United Kingdom (delivered by UKCEH in partnership with BGS and NCAS).