Modelling hydrology and global change

Course dates: Monday 13th to Friday 17th July 2020

The UK Hydro-JULES programme will host up to 15 students for a 5-day Summer School in 2020. 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.

Important update: Due to the COVID-19 situation we have unfortunately HAD TO POSTPONE THIS UNTIL JULY 2021. Further details of the 2021 school are posted here.

Overall learning objectives of the Summer School:

  1. To develop a sense of the underpinning principles in modelling hydrological systems at large catchment, continental, and global scales
  2. 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
  3. 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 2020, 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 15th May 2020.

To apply to this year’s Summer School please email Heather Trevis on 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)

  • Applications open 1st February 2020
  • Closing date for applications 30th April 2020
  • Location: The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
  • Eligibitity: The course is open to all, including students (undergraduate, graduate or postdoctoral), professionals and researchers during a career break.
  • Accommodation: To be provided in the City of Oxford, UK 
  • Other costs: No course fees will be charged to any students receiving a place on the course (whether UK or international). Transport will be provided from Oxford to UKCEH every day, however please note that we do not cover any travel costs to get to or from Oxford/Wallingford in order to attend the course itself (whether incurred by UK or international students).
  • Organisers: Toby Marthews, Alberto Martínez-de la Torre and Heather Trevis (on behalf of the Hydro-JULES Steering Committee)


The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) 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).