RTC Kenya

Courses tagged with "rtc kenya": 3

The workshop includes classroom training as well as a hands-on experience on-board RV Mtafiti covering all aspects on how to operate and plan a scientific cruise, demonstrations of the use and maintenance of marine sampling equipment, oceanographic (biological, chemical and physical data) sampling applied to the local demands, data collection and data management.

The ambition of the workshop is to:

create a critical pool of staff in the WIO-region (and beyond) with the capacity to effectively undertake oceanographic research using RV Mtafiti and to act as scientific campaign leaders for their scientific crew during research cruises;
ensure the cost-effective use of ship time and guarantee the excellence and quality of data as well as samples collected during surveys and therefore maximize the benefits to be gained from cruises undertaken using RV Mtafiti;
create awareness of the availability of RV Mtafiti for regional research campaigns and promote the deployment of RV Mtafiti for joint research and education projects.
The workshop is organised in collaboration with the IOC Project Office for IODE (link is external) (Oostende, Belgium) and the UNESCO/IOC Sub-Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States (link is external) (IOC Africa in Nairobi, Kenya) and contributes to the Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (link is external) (IIOE2) (2015-2020).

Classroom courses and onboard training will be made available online through the OCeanTeacher Global Academy (link is external) Platform.

The trainers are Andre Cattrijsse, Francisco Hernandez, Klaas Deneudt and Harrison Ong’anda. Guest speakers are Mika Odido, Renison Ruwa and Enock Wakwabi . They will share their expertise and experiences gained over the years deploying RV Mtafiti (formerly RV Zeeleeuw) and RV Simon Stevin in the North Sea and their expertise and knowledge on data management.

Coordinators: Nina Wambiji (KMFRI) and Delphine Vanhaecke (VLIZ)

Category: 2016

e- Repositories (digital repositories) are the backbone of the Open Access Movement and over the years they have grown from supporting only research literature to encompassing data, and multimedia etc. and often have become an organizations' holistic digital asset management tool.  Encouraging researchers to deposit into an institutions digital repository requires targeted advocacy and efficient communication and outreach. This course will explore important repository aspects and address issues faced by those intending or implementing and managing their own repository or using the open, free, secure and permanent marine science thematic repository (OceanDocs). Communication & Outreach tools sessions will discuss and offer practical experience of creating websites and social media. An OceanDocs workshop will demonstrate and explore the benefits of joining the OceanDocs Community of depositors and users.  Practical exercises will be included.

Category: 2016

The Digital Asset Management (DAM) Workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore a wide array of topics typically associated with a DAM infrastructure. Topics relevant to content creation, asset management, and dissemination will be presented during the workshop. Over the course of four days participants will have the opportunity to evaluate each topic area presented and develop a concept model based on the needs of the aquatic and marine science community. Several case studies will be presented throughout the course and working in groups, participants will interact with others who have similar asset management needs. Enterprise DAM is a very broad topic where infrastructure development in most cases requires careful assessment of the types of assets created, the ways in which they are used, and careful lifecycle management planning as these issues relate to the specific community of users. Participants should leave the workshop with an understanding of the purpose and value of DAM, the core principles typically associated with this type of system, and have articulated a first-level assessment of DAM needs within the community by creating a conceptual diagram.

Category: 2013