Workshop on Ultrasonic Doppler for Hydraulics in laboratory flumes

This Workshop on Ultrasonic Doppler (WUD) edition is organised during the ISEH conference (10th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics) by the University of Aberdeen (UK), together with Ubertone (Strasbourg, France). It will take place on June 24th, 2024 at the Fluid Mechanics Laboratory of the School of Engineering. The goal of this workshop is to give the opportunity to Master Students, PhD candidates and curious researchers to discover, use and discuss with peers about Ultrasonic Doppler Methods for Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Engineering.

The content of the workshop will be centered on experimental practice, including exercises of installation, data recording and data processing of UVP (Ultrasonic Velocity Profiler) and/or ADVP (Acoustic Doppler Velocity Profiler) on two laboratory flumes.

A part of the workshop will also be dedicated to peer-to-peer discussions, to discuss measurement needs, methods and applicability of the methods.

Theoretical and lecture-like information will be sent in advance, for the participants to read and study beforehand.

The course will be led the whole day by UBERTONE professionals and researchers/technicians from the Fluid Mechanics Laboratory.

This event is free of charge for registered symposium participants. Lunch and all other refreshments on the day will be offered by Ubertone. Participants are invited to have lunch together on the day, which also serves as an informal discussion opportunity. Any accommodation costs involved with arriving a day early will need to be covered by the participants themselves.

Topics covered during the exercises:

  • Ultrasonic Doppler measurement technique
  • Acoustic velocity profiler
  • Monostatic and bistatic measurement technique
  • Open channel flumes
  • Acoustic scatterers for quality data
  • Through-wall measurements
  • Turbulence measurement
  • Bed roughness influence


School of Engineering

University of Aberdeen

Fraser Noble Building

King's College

Aberdeen AB24 3UE

United Kingdom

Key dates

  • Registration opening: with the ISEH conference
  • Early registration deadline: February 2024 (limited number of participants)
  • Final registration deadline: 30th of April 2024
  • Date of the workshop: 24th of June 2024, from 8:00 AM to 18:00 PM local time (to be confirmed)

More details on the ISEH conference website.


WUD contact:

ISEH contact:


  • Dr Dominic Van der A, lecturer at the School of Engineering of the University of Aberdeen and researcher at the Fluid Mechanics Laboratory. Also chair of the local organising committee of the ISEH conference.
  • Dr Otto Neshamar, research fellow at the School of Engineering of the University of Aberdeen and member of the local organising committee of the ISEH conference.
  • Marie Burckbuchler, CEO and R&D engineer at Ubertone and member of the EMI committee of IAHR (Experimental Methods and Instrumentation).
  • Dr. Stéphane Fischer, founder and R&D director of Ubertone and member of the scientific committee of ISUD (International Symposium on Ultrasonic Doppler Methods for Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Engineering).

Program (coming soon)