Online training course

Yesterday, RRC held our first online training course! Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have been unable to offer our usual series of training courses in person. We have been busy developing ways to offer the same experience online, including virtual site visits and smaller group work. We delivered the Introduction to Hydromorphology (Level 1) training course using Zoom software.15 delegates joined us on the Zoom call, which offered the opportunity to share presentations on the screen and demonstrate hydromorphological processes virtually. Polls were set up to ask the delegates questions, and create as much of an interactive session as possible.

Marc Naura, RRC Science and Technical Manager, presented the material, and introduced the delegates to how you analyse the catchment so you can figure out how to restore the processes, which is the basis to hydromorphology and river processes. Marc introduced the group to forms, processes, drivers and features, before splitting the group into pairs to complete tasks using Google Earth online, 360⁰ photos, and historic maps.