Welcome to the OceanTeacher OpenCourseWare site.
OceanTeacher is a comprehensive web-based training system that supports Classroom training (face-to-face), Blended training (combining classroom and distance learning), online tutoring and online self-learning.
OceanTeacher has been developed as a training system for ocean data managers (working in ocean data centres), marine information managers (marine librarians) as well as for marine researchers who wish to acquire knowledge on data and/or information management. In addition OceanTeacher is being used for training in other related disciplines.
OceanTeacher has two main components: the OceanTeacher Digital Library (a collection of knowledge and resources) and the OceanTeacher OpenCourseWare - the site you are visiting now - (a collection of course outlines and courseware).
When the Digital Library and OpenCourseWare are used together for a training event this is called an OceanTeacher Classroom. The collection of all training instances constitutes the OceanTeacher Academy.
All OceanTeacher content is freely and openly available and access does not require registration. OceanTeacher content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
If you wish to participate in training events you will need to formally apply and, provided you are accepted for a course, you will also need to register online (to create your online account). In order to start preparing for the course (pre-course assignments) you will need to enrol for the course.
Classroom courses are organized either at the IOC Project Office for IODE (Oostende, Belgium) or other training facilities.
Available courses are listed below.
A number of these will be organized as Classroom courses in 2013. The full programme for 2013 will be announced by the end of 2012:
|Course Title (venue) - click on hyperlink to see details on accepted applicants and lecturers/ click on icon to see the course outline
||Venue||Open for applications
|28 January - 8 February||
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS), Bermuda
Attendance is limited to BIOS students
|8 - 12 April||
IODE Project Office, Ostend, Belgium
Closed [1 November - 14 December]
|25 February - 1 March||University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal||Attendance is limited to EMBC students|
|29 April - 3 May||Ghent University, Gent, Belgium||Attendance is limited to EMBC students|
|27 - 30 May||IODE Project Office, Ostend, Belgium||
Closed [7 January - 15 February 2013]
|9 - 13 September||Operational Oceanography: Synoptic Views of the Sea||IODE Project Office, Ostend, Belgium||
24 April - 8 June
|30 September - 4 October||Digital Asset Management||Kenya & Ostend (Belgium)
||Reopen until 14 June 2013|
To apply to an OceanTeacher Academy course please read and follow carefully the instruction under Registration.
Download the Ocean Teacher Academy Application Form