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Currently the Coupled-Ocean-Atmospherre-Wave-Sediment Transport Modeling System (COAWST) has 800 registered users from around the world. To advance the user community of the COAWST modeling system, the USGS has held trainings every two years since 2012. In general, the trainings provide both a hands-on tutorial of the system and fundamental information about the modeling components. Users from around the world trade case studies, techniques, tips, new features, and additional tools for COAWST. These trainings provide a great deal of value to COAWST users, and the USGS will continue to provide them to enhance the user community and the modeling system itself.

The next upcoming COAWST Modeling System Training will take place virtually, May 24-27, 2021.

Each day will consist of a lecture to describe a model component, tutorial to demonstrate development of a coupled application, and opportunity for user support on individual applications. Preliminary agenda is:

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs (times EDT = GMT-4)

  • 10:00 - 12:00 Lecture
  • 12:00 - 12:30 Break
  • 12:30 - 2:00 Tutorial
  • 2:00 - 3:00 User development/breakout rooms

The Lectures will cover:

  • Monday: WRF
  • Tuesday: ROMS
  • Wednesday: SWAN/WaveWatchIII
  • Thursday: InWave, Sediment, WRF-Hydro, Vegetation, Tools

We have reached our maximum of 100 people and are placing names on a waiting list. Please note this training is virtual with reduced time and not as encompassing as previous events. If you would like to attend please send an email to and provide your Name, Affiliation, and email address to receive login instructions. More information to follow.

Training room with tables and large screens. Participants sit at the tables.

COAWST Modeling System training