Topic outline

  • OPENING SESSION

    • Welcome remarks by dr. Renison Ruwa, director KMFRI
    • Presenting the trainers: dr. Andre Cattrijsse, Mr. Francisco Hernandez, Mr. Klaas Deneudt and dr. Harisson Ong’anda
    • Aims and objectives of the training by dr. Andre Cattrijsse
    • Meet the participants: sharing experiences and expectations
      • (pitch presentation of 5 minutes by each participant)
  • SESSION 1: INTRODUCING RV MTAFITI

    14:00 – 17:00

    RV Zeeleeuw (now RV Mtafiti): sharing experiences by Andre Cattrijsse (VLIZ, Belgium)
    - Overview of research conducted with RV Zeeleeuw in the North Sea
    - How VLIZ managed RV Zeeleeuw

    RV Mtafiti: Maiden Voyage and strategy plan by Enock Wakwabi (KMFRI, Kenya)


    Opportunities for RV Mtafiti in the Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE2) by Mika Odido (IOC Africa, Nairobi, Kenya)

  • SESSION 2: OPERATING A RESEARCH VESSEL (ANDRE CATTRIJSSE AND FRANCISCO HERNANDEZ)

    09:00 – 12:30

    Planning a scientific cruise
    - marry scientific wishes with financial constraints
    - marry different research disciplines on one cruise
    - launching ship call requests and making a sailing schedule
    - cruise reporting/debriefing
    - setting up an (inter)national network
    - conduct onboard of scientific and naval crew: tasks and responsibilities – campaign leader and captain

    Budgeting: crew, fuel, maintenance and repair, insurance, harbor and pilot taxes, certification/inspection, shore staff, telecommunication, …)

    Calculating daily rates or rate per cruise

  • SESSION 3. SAMPLING EQUIPMENT

    13:30 – 16:30

    KMFRI gives an overview of available sampling equipment on board or at KMFRI


    Sampling equipment onboard RV Mtafiti: use, maintenance and research opportunities by Andre Cattrijsse

    • DGPS, PC's, Single-beam echosounder, underway data acquisition system, Van Veen grab, Niskin bottle, water purification system, conductivity temperature depth profiler (CTD), fume hood, thermosalinograph, plankton net

    General overview of fisheries techniques and application (VLIZ)

    Overview of fisheries techniques applied in Kenya EEZ and WIO region at large (KMFRI)

    Group discussion for fisheries research in WIO region: opportunities and challenges

    Introduction to Data management plan (by Harisson Ong’anda)

  • SESSION 3. PRACTICAL EXERCISE

    Operating a research vessel: practical exercise

    • What type of research can be done with RV Mtafiti: discussion with trainers
    • Trainers propose a scientific research question and develop a cruise plan accordingly
    • Visit onboard RV Mtafiti – preparing for two-day cruise – communication with captain and crew Mtafiti
    • SESSION 4. TRAINING ONBOARD RV MTAFITI

      • Carrying out the developed cruise plan
      • Demonstrating the use of all sampling equipment on board
      • Communication with naval crew on board
      • Conduct and responsibilities on board (for navy crew and scientists)
      • RV Mtafiti as a training platform (educational purposes)
      • SESSION 5. TRAINING ONBOARD RV MTAFITI: PRACTICAL EXAMINATION

        Debriefing

        • (participants make a cruise report and lead the debriefing)

        Roundtable discussion:

        • training evaluation: open discussion
        • explore opportunities for joint research
        • explore opportunities for training/education onboard RV Mtafiti
        • SESSION 6. DATA MANAGEMENT – STORAGE AND PROCESSING OF COLLECTED DATA

          Trainers (Klaas Deneudt (VLIZ) and dr. Harrison Ong’anda (KMFRI))

          09:00 – 12:30

          Underway data

          • Storage and file organization
          • Data processing and QC
          • Documenting and archiving

          13:30 – 16:30

          CTD data

          • Storage and file organization
          • Data processing and QC
          • Documenting and archiving

        • SESSION 6. DATA MANAGEMENT – STORAGE AND PROCESSING OF COLLECTED DATA (cont.)

          Trainers (Klaas Deneudt (VLIZ) and dr. Harrison Ong’anda (KMFRI))
          09:00 – 12:30

          Station data

          • Storage and file organization
          • Data processing and QC
          • Documenting and archiving

          13:30 – 16:30

          Data analysis and visualization
          Discussion

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