If you’re interested in river corridors, open science, and free access to high resolution data for your field system, join the global WHONDRS consortium (https://whondrs.pnnl.gov) integrating physical, chemical, and biological processes within dynamic river corridors. WHONDRS is free to participate in, and partners enjoy numerous benefits. For example, WHONDRS will send you a sampling kit to collect water from a river or stream of your choosing. WHONDRS will provide data back to you on ultra-high resolution carbon characterization (using FTICR-MS), geochemistry, and microbiology. WHONDRS is also developing new field sensor technology focused on surface-subsurface hydrologic exchange. This technology is only available through WHONDRS and our partners can access it for free.
All WHONDRS-generated data are public and consistently structured, so your local field system can be put in a global context and you can use the data to pursue publications, proposals, new collaborations, and more, without restriction. In addition, you’ll be contributing to a global-scale effort to improve our ability to understand and predict changes in river corridor and watershed hydro-biogeochemical function. It’s a win-win for science as a whole and your research program. Please reach out for more information by email (WHONDRS[at]pnnl[dot]gov), follow us on Twitter (@WHONDRS), and come see us in the exhibitor hall at AGU. Get involved today!