Modelling Hydrology and Global Change

  • Course dates: Monday 12th to Friday 16th July 2021
  • Location: Online event
  • Eligibitity: The course is open to all, including students (undergraduate, graduate or postdoctoral), professionals and researchers during a career break.
  • Other costs: No course fees will be charged to any students receiving a place on the course (whether UK or international). 
  • Organisers: Toby Marthews and Alberto Martínez-de la Torre (on behalf of the Hydro-JULES Steering Committee)

The UK Hydro-JULES programme will host up to 15 students for a 5-day online Summer School in 2021. The intention 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.

Overall learning objectives of the Summer School

  • To develop a sense of the underpinning principles in modelling hydrological systems at large catchment, continental, and global scales
  • To acquire the necessary technical skill to run JULES and standalone Hydro-JULES tools in order to investigate hydrological processes under current and future scenarios
  • To understand how to use the technical features built in Hydro-JULES for collaboration in scientific projects.

Applications will be accepted until 23:59 on 30th April 2021, after which they will be evaluated by a panel selected from the organisers of the Summer School. A maximum of 15 participants can be accepted to attend. It is anticipated that applicants will be notified of the outcome of the application by 14th May 2021.

  • To apply to this year’s Summer School please email with the following:
  • This completed PDF icon application form
  • A statement of interest in the Summer 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)

Please note that the closing date for applications: 30th April 2021


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 CEH in partnership with BGS and NCAS).