Description of the break-out groups

During the conference, longstanding questions in hydrology will be debated among participants with a view to identify promising future research directions. In order to trigger fruitful discussions, the audience will be invited to form small break-out working groups. In these sessions, we expect efficient interactive discussions on the recent technological and methodological progress in hydrology. We will pose new hypothesis-driven questions to establish new hydrological observatories based on the integration of different measurements and monitoring activities. In particular, early career scientists such as Ph.D. students and post-doctoral fellows will benefit from the interactive discussions with senior scientists and experts.

How does it work?

The Galileo meeting in Naples spans over 4 consecutive days (day 1, day 3, and day 4 at the conference center and day 2 in the field). On day 1 and day 3 one time slot is dedicated to a specific break-out group, which is independent to the conference scientific sessions. During this time slot the total number of participants will split into 3 theme-specific break-out groups (advanced research, research management, and a hands-on training course). A preliminary overview of the break-out group themes on day 1 and day 3 are as follows:

Day 1: Monday, 12 June 2023, 14:15-16:15 Chair Chair Notes Room
Theme 1a: What are the hypothesis-driven science questions to establish new hydrological observatories? Laurent Pfister Karsten Hogh Jensen Advanced research main hall
Theme 1b: A new vision for hydrological experiments Günter Blöschl Ilja van Meerveld Research management 1
Theme 1c: Using Hydrus-1D to simulate isotope transport and estimate transit times Paolo Nasta Hands-on training 2
Day 3: Wednesday, 14 June 2023, 15:35-17:00 Chair Chair Notes Room
Theme 2a: Design and requirements of hydrologic observatories Heye R. Bogena Nunzio Romano Advanced research Main hall
Theme 2b: Establishing a European network of hydrologic observatories and its governance Harry Vereecken Roland Baatz Research management 1
Theme 2c: Managing big data in R TBD TBD Hands-on training 2

Through an independent poll participants will be able to indicate their preferred break-out group. At the on-site registration desk, each participant will receive information about the break-out groups which have been assigned to them for the two conference days.