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Upcoming Live Webinars

Contrail software for environmental monitoring

Training for Contrail® Users and Administrators

OneRain is pleased to offer FREE monthly web-based training sessions to our valued customers! Each live session is aimed at new or experienced Contrail Users or Administrators who want to refresh or expand their knowledge of the software and how to manage and understand their environmental, hydrological, and meteorological data from an operational perspective.

Our live webinars cover topics about flood prediction, data analysis, decision support, and the management, dissemination, and communication of alerts, as well as precipitation processes.

Monthly Live Webinars

Check back often!  In addition to our monthly Contrail Training Series webinars, we also conduct some special webinar training workshops. Our training schedule and topics below may change from time to time due to the introduction of new features, holidays, or other conflicts. Estimated duration is 45 minutes to 1 hour. Select topic to view more information.

Don’t forget—all of our live training webinars provide a great chance to ask any questions you might have. These sessions also provide the opportunity to learn about any recent updates and enhancements to the software and technologies.

Registration is required for each live webinar. To attend, complete the Webinar Registration form

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1:00 p.m. Eastern

Schedule and Topics

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The Contrail Maps module is an important interactive visualization tool for situational awareness that helps us to quickly know what is going on in the surrounding environment in real time. Map layers and additional data services communicate the state of sensors, identify potential hazards, and provide spatial context and quick access to the relevant information used to assess and make decisions.

In this training webinar, we will give an overview of the Contrail Maps module, including reviewing a site’s status, viewing sensor readings, and visualizing thresholds. We’ll also share some best practices for creating views to quickly dig into smaller areas, embedding maps in Dashboards to maximize situational awareness, and saving quick links to get to your data. Finally, we’ll discuss some advanced usages of maps including leveraging synthetic sensors for site summaries, supplementing data feeds with additional data layers (lightning, radar, rainfall), and bringing in GIS layers to maximize decision support.

Early detection of threatening conditions and severe storm events with automated notifications to appropriate personnel ensures time for actions that reduce risk, minimize losses and enhance public safety. At Contrail’s core are the advanced warnings with reliable alarm delivery capabilities that support decision criteria and EAP (emergency action plan) notification procedures.

Contrail’s Alarm Manager enables administrators to configure sophisticated alarm rules based on their own-defined alarm thresholds. In this training, we’ll cover how you can create customized rules to trigger an alarm for any sensor or group of sensors within your program so that when the data are qualified and the alarm condition criteria are met, Contrail automatically sends out e-mail and/or text message notifications to the people that you designate.

In this session, we’ll write alarms around a number of different scenarios and show tips and shortcuts for making alarm rules based on data from multiple sensors at multiple sites.
Contrail provides advanced alarm management with event notifications sent via e-mail, text, and SMS. During this training, we’ll also explain how to manage Contrail’s Contacts and Groups for these notifications, including:

  • Adding new notification contacts
  • Creating groups based on roles, departments, or teams
  • Managing group members
  • Updating, replacing, or removing a contact
  • Assigning an alarm notification and delivery types

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Previous Webinar Workshops


Environmental Monitoring and Flood Warning System Telemetry

Joint webinar about telemetry options for environmental monitoring and flood warnings sites and systems. Discusses some “pros and cons” of commonly used telemetry for hydrometeorological gauges/sites.


Dam Safety: Disaster Risk Reduction with Real-time Monitoring

Our Dam Safety program experts discuss best practices for early warning systems including types of remote monitoring and sensing, cameras to verify conditions, and emerging technologies.


Flooded Roadway Warning Systems Workshop Webinar

This webinar discusses how implementing automated High Water Detection Systems (HWDS) can save lives by automatically activating flashing beacons and barriers to warn motorists of the danger ahead.


Water Level Sensor Technologies and Best Practices

This joint webinar workshop provides an overview of the types of instrumentation and measurement methods used for different applications and operational requirements. It looks at the challenges of measuring water levels in a wide range of conditions, and describes best practices and recommendations.

Lightning weather services in Contrail

Utilizing Lightning and Radar Services in Contrail® for a Complete Hazard View

This educational webinar workshop explores how you can leverage lightning data in Contrail for complete situational awareness and multi-hazard early warning. Learn about the early indicators of extreme weather — from intense heavy rainfall, hail, and flash flooding, to dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning.

Prefer one-on-one training?

OneRain can provide customized training tailored to your needs. For more in-depth training with your own system, equipment and data, we can come to you! Contact us to arrange customized training for groups of 4 or more at your location.

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