Data Management

Courses tagged with "Data Management"

Overview

The IODE maintains a global network of National Oceanographic Data Centres (NODC) and Associate Data Units (ADU) responsible for the collection, quality control, archive and online publication of many millions of ocean observations. The concept of quality management has become increasingly significant for these centres to meet national and international competency standards for delivery of data products and services. The IODE Quality Management Framework encourages NODCs and ADUs to implement a quality management system which will lead to the accreditation.

Objectives

This training workshop provides an introduction for NODCs and ADUs involved in the development, implementation and management of a Quality Management System which will assist in the adoption of comprehensive management practices and increased confidence in the quality of their data, products and services. The objectives are to:

  • Introduce the IODE Quality Management Framework
  • Introduce the ISO 9000 series of standards
  • Provide a description of a Quality Management System
  • Describe the importance of quality management for oceanographic data 
  • Describe the accreditation process for NODCs and ADUs

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, learners should be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 international standard
  • Identify situations and processes within their own organisations to be included in the quality management system
  • Understand the requirements of the IODE accreditation process

Assessment

This is a practical workshop. The participants will work in teams to complete exercises on each topic to reinforce learning and understanding of the requirements for a quality management system and the IODE accreditation for NODCs and ADUs.

Category: 2017

This course is specifically developed for the OTGA RTC Senegal and is an updated version of a previous version of the course.

This course provides an in depth overview of the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping and analyses to the marine environment using ArcGIS 9.x. The course will focus on commonly used coastal and marine datasets to show the potential applications of GIS within the marine sector.

The course is in French.

Category: 2017

Descrição geral
O curso providencia uma introdução abrangente a gestão de dados oceanográficos. Os participantes irão aprender e praticar métodos de manuseamento de dados oceanográficos usando banco e formato de dados comuns, cobrindo uma variedade de ambientes oceânicos, desde o mar-alto, plataforma costeira até aos estuários. Serão usados os programas “Ocean Data View” e Matlab para aceder, processar, analisar e interpretar os dados. Espera-se que os participantes possam desenvolver projetos individuais a partir de dados oceanográficos de uma região oceânica do seu interesse. Para o efeito os participantes são encorajados a trazerem os seus dados para a formação. Os projetos individuais serão apresentados pelos participantes numa sessão a ter lugar no último dia de formação.

Objetivos
- Providenciar uma introdução aos dados e à problemática de gestão de dados oceanográficos
- Providenciar uma introdução ao programa Ocean Data View
- Providenciar uma introdução ao programa Matlab para o processamento de dados oceanográficos
- Acesso a dados oceanográficos disponíveis em bases de dados abertas (ex. WOCE, ARGO)

Tópicos
Técnicas de colheita de dados oceanográficos (CTD, ADCP, marégrafos, ondímetros, correntómetros de ancoragens, boias de deriva)
Gestão de dados oceanográficos (pratica, copia e arquivo, meta dados, dados de acesso livre)
Programas e dados oceanográficos de acesso livre.
Introdução ao Ocean Data View (introdução de dados, batimetria, linhas de contorno, traçar diagramas e perfis).
Introdução a Matlab (introdução de dados, batimetria, linhas de contorno, traçar diagramas e perfis)

Público objetivo
• Gestores de dados marinhos
• Staff de NODCs e/ou AUDs
• oceanógrafos e biólogos marinhos (incluindo estudantes ao nível do Ensino Superior)

Category: 2017

Overview
This course will demonstrate the data resources available from operational program. The focus will be on operational activities, how to download data and use software to visualize. It will be a mix of practical and theoretical.

Aims and Objectives
- To provide an introduction to Operational Oceanography.
- Discovery and Use of Operational Ocean Data Products and Services.
- Hands on for Visualizing the model and in situ derived data products.

Learning outcomes
- Knowledge and understanding of Operational Oceanography.
- Tasks involved in Operational Analysis and Forecast methods.
- Oceanographic Data sources, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, monitoring systems and methods.
- Tools for visualizing the operational ocean data products.

Target audiences include, but not limited to the following:
- Ocean and coastal data managers.
- Researchers intending to use data products for scientific analysis.
- Research scholars at various universities.

Category: 2017

This course is designed to give guidance on bringing together measurements from disparate field studies and projects to preserve the data for future use and easy dissemination to researchers and the public.   There are worldwide subsurface ocean observing systems such as the Argo project of autonomous profiling floats and the Ship of Opportunity Program which facilitates the deployment of Expendable Bathythermographs (XBTs) along merchant shipping lines.  But many oceanographic field studies are more localized, from a mooring at a single coastal site to fisheries research cruises within a country’s coastal waters to trans basin lines such as the long running time series at 24®N in the Atlantic Ocean used to monitor the Atlantic Overturning Circulation.  Locally, nationally, regionally, and globally, an important task is to bring together these measurements in their different forms, with different crucial metadata, from different instrumentation, from different field projects so the data can be used to understand ocean and climate beyond the original scope of the various projects.  The first day of the course will be concerned with the mechanics and data base skills necessary to bring together data at levels beyond a single cruise or mooring and serve them to the researchers and the public In a way that can be easily utilized, with sufficient information for a researcher 50 years in the future to still understand.

Category: 2016

Descripción general

El curso ofrece una introducción para los gestores de datos marinos aplicando el Sistema de Información Geográfica (SIG) en el medio marino utilizando el software ArcGIS. Esto incluye la adquisición, procesamiento, análisis e interpretación de los datos y en la creación de productos para apoyar los programas marinos y costeros.

Metas y Objetivos

Proporcionar conceptos, reconocer el funcionamiento y operación del Sistema de Información Geográfica (SIG) y aplicaciones para el medio ambiente marino y costero.

Category: 2016

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

Overview

The course provides an overview and hands on GIS applications pertaining to operational geospatial services pertaining to oceanography and coastal zone using ArcGIS software. This comprises the data acquisition, processing, analysis and interpretation of spatial data and generate the specific thematic inputs to marine and coastal programs.

Aims and Objectives

  • To provide an introduction to GIS for marine applications
  • Utilization of open source spatial data
  • To provide hands on GIS applications pertaining to ocean and coast

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge and understanding of GIS, spatial data, raster and vector models
  • Core tasks involved in the GIS analysis process including data acquisition, management, manipulation and analysis, and presentation and output
  • Core functionality of ArcMap, Arc Catalogue and Arc Toolbox
  • Creating and editing spatial data
  • Awareness of coastal and marine GIS data applications

Target Audience

Target audiences include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ocean and coastal data managers
  • Staff and researchers working on marine GIS applications
  • University graduates
Category: 2016

Overview

This course introduces the concept, development, applications and evaluation of metadata. Through a combination of practical exercises, participants will critically examine metadata issues, standards, and best practices, and will evaluate the role of metadata in Ocean data management.

Objectives

  • To introduce Marine Data Managers to the concept of metadata
  • To introduce metadata standards used to describe marine data
  • To highlight the importance of metadata for your organization
  • To provide practical experience in writing good metadata.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the principles, concepts and types of metadata
  • Explore various metadata standards
  • Understand different issues in the applications of metadata standards
  • Gain experience in applying selected metadata standards to the creation of   metadata records
  • Practical  experience in use of an open source catalogue application to manage metadata
  • Implement metadata decisions in ocean data project

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Category: 2016

This course provides an in depth overview of the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to the marine environment using ArcGIS.

Aims and Objectives:

  • Provide an introduction to GIS for marine applications
  • Focus on some publicly available marine datasets
  • Show the potential applications of GIS for the marine environment

Learning Outcomes:

  • Knowledge and understanding of GIS, spatial data, raster and vector models
  • Core tasks involved in the GIS analysis process including data acquisition, management, manipulation and analysis, and presentation and output
  • Core functionality of ArcMap, Arc Catalogue and Arc Toolbox
  • Creating and editing spatial data
  • Appreciation of coastal and marine GIS data applications
Category: 2015

On the Use of the Global Temperature-Salinity Profile Programme (GTSPP) Data

Category: 2015

El curso ofrece una introducción para los gestores de datos marinos aplicando el Sistema de Información Geográfica (SIG) en el medio marino utilizando el software ArcGIS. Esto incluye la adquisición, procesamiento, análisis e interpretación de los datos y en la creación de productos para apoyar los programas marinos y costeros.

Category: 2015

The concept of quality management has become increasingly significant for many National Oceanographic Data Centres to meet national and international competency standards for delivery of data products and services. The IODE is developing a Quality Management Framework for NODCs that includes the implementation of technical standards and quality management systems which will lead to the accreditation of NODCs.

This training workshop provides an introduction for NODCs and ADUs involved in the development, implementation and management of a Quality Management System which will assist in the adoption of comprehensive management practices and increased confidence in the quality of their data, products and services.

This is a practical workshop. The participants will work in teams to complete workshop exercises on each topic to reinforce learning and understanding of the requirements for a quality management system and the IODE accreditation for NODCs.

Category: 2015

On the Use of the Global Temperature-Salinity Profile Programme (GTSPP) Data

Category: 2014

ODINAFRICA Ocean Data Portal training course

Category: 2014
Category: 2014

ODINAFRICA Ocean Data Portal training-of-trainers course

Category: 2013

ODINAFRICA ODV Workshop for the Benguela Current LME Region

Category: 2013

First SeaDataNet 2

Category: 2012

This course provides an introduction to the steps required to manage and archive marine data including the guiding principles of data management and typical responsibilities for data managers.

Category: 2011

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to a wide variety of earth science datasets, formats and analysis software. Students will learn and practice methods using a common ocean area, and they are expected to create a personal project of data products for a marine region of their own choosing. Personal projects are presented by the students at the end of the course.

Aims and Objectives:

  • Provide an introduction to the use of free software for synthesis of marine data and analyses
  • Recognize the importance of good research data management practice;
  • Creation and use of multi-parameter marine data collections to prepare and publish standard data products
  • Develop marine data and products from multiple sources using selected software programs
Category: POGO

CofE Ocean Data Management (2016)

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to a wide variety of earth science datasets, formats and analysis software. Students will learn and practice methods using a common ocean area, and they are expected to create a personal project of data products for a marine region of their own choosing. Personal projects are presented by the students at the end of the course.CofE class

Aims and Objectives:

- Provide an introduction to the use of free software for synthesis of marine data and analyses
- Recognize the importance of good research data management practice and the role of data managers;

- Creation and use of multi-parameter marine data collections to prepare and publish standard data products
- Develop marine data and products from multiple sources using selected software programs

Category: POGO

Joint Course IODE-NF-POGO CofE (2015)

Category: POGO

El curso proporciona una introducción al Sistema de Información Biogeográfica de los Océanos (Ocean Biogeographic Information System - OBIS). Esto incluye las mejores prácticas en la gestión de los datos biogeográficos marinos, publicación de los datos para su libre acceso (IPT), acceso a los datos, organización, análisis y su visualización.

Metas y Objetivos

  • Ampliar la red de colaboradores OBIS.
  • Mejorar la calidad de los datos biogeográficos marinos.
  • Aumentar el conocimiento de las normas internacionales y las mejores prácticas relacionadas con los datos biogeográficos marinos.
  • Aumentar la cantidad de datos de libre acceso publicados através de OBIS y sus nodos del OBIS.
  • Incrementar el uso de datos de OBIS para la ciencia, la conservación de las especies y las aplicaciones de gestión basadas en áreas.

Category: OBIS

Overview
The course provides an introduction to the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS). This includes best practices in marine biogeographic data management, data publication, data access, data analysis and data visualisation. 

Aims and Objectives
- Expand the OBIS network of collaborators
- Improve marine biogeographic data quality
- Increase awareness of international standards and best practices related to marine biogeographic data
- Increase the amount of open access data published through OBIS and its OBIS nodes
- Increase the use of data from OBIS for science, species conservation and area-based management applications

Learning Outcomes
- Knowledge and understanding of OBIS structure, mission and objectives
- Installation and management of IPT
- Use of Darwin Core standards for species occurrence records, taxonomy, event/sample records and additional biological and environmental parameters.
- Data quality control tools
- Publishing data through IPT and contributing datasets to OBIS
- Use of OBIS data access (SQL, web service, API/R). 
- Data visualisation tools (ArGIS online, …) 

Target Audience
- Marine data managers
- Staff of NODCs or ADUs/OBIS nodes working with marine biodiversity data
- Principle Investigators of major marine biodiversity expeditions
- National marine biodiversity focal points

Category: OBIS

A Marine Spatial Planning exercise using OBIS data and many other geographically referenced layers. Participants play a role game in which they have to propose in consensus a different management options for a proposed Marine Managed Area. During the exercise, the participants will practice some of the main principles of the marine spatial planning methodology.

Category: OBIS

Contexte
Le cours offre une introduction sur le système d'information biogéographique sur les océans (OBIS). Cela inclut les meilleures pratiques en matière de gestion des données biogéographiques marines, l’organisation, l'analyse et la visualisation de données sur la biodiversité marine.

Contenu

  • Développer le réseau de collaborateurs d’OBIS ;
  • Améliorer la qualité des données biogéographiques marines ;
  • Accroître la sensibilisation sur les normes internationales et les meilleures pratiques de gestion de données biogéographiques marines ;
  • Augmenter la quantité de données librement disponibles, publiées par les nœuds OBIS et OBIS ;
  • Augmenter l'utilisation des données d’OBIS pour la science et leur application dans la conservation des espèces et la gestion des ressources marines et côtières ;

Category: OBIS 2017

El curso proporciona una introducción al Sistema de Información Biogeográfica de los Océanos (Ocean Biogeographic Information System - OBIS). Esto incluye las mejores prácticas en la gestión de los datos biogeográficos marinos, publicación de los datos para su libre acceso (IPT), acceso a los datos, organización, análisis y su visualización.

Metas y Objetivos

  • Ampliar la red de colaboradores OBIS.
  • Mejorar la calidad de los datos biogeográficos marinos.
  • Aumentar el conocimiento de las normas internacionales y las mejores prácticas relacionadas con los datos biogeográficos marinos.
  • Aumentar la cantidad de datos de libre acceso publicados através de OBIS y sus nodos del OBIS.
  • Incrementar el uso de datos de OBIS para la ciencia, la conservación de las especies y las aplicaciones de gestión basadas en áreas.

Link to event on IODE Calendar: https://www.iode.org/index.php?option=com_oe&task=viewEventRecord&eventID=2001

Category: OBIS 2017

El curso proporciona una introducción al Sistema de Información Biogeográfica de los Océanos (Ocean Biogeographic Information System - OBIS). Esto incluye las mejores prácticas en la gestión de los datos biogeográficos marinos, publicación de los datos para su libre acceso (IPT), acceso a los datos, organización, análisis y su visualización.

Metas y Objetivos

  • Ampliar la red de colaboradores OBIS.
  • Mejorar la calidad de los datos biogeográficos marinos.
  • Aumentar el conocimiento de las normas internacionales y las mejores prácticas relacionadas con los datos biogeográficos marinos.
  • Aumentar la cantidad de datos de libre acceso publicados através de OBIS y sus nodos del OBIS.
  • Incrementar el uso de datos de OBIS para la ciencia, la conservación de las especies y las aplicaciones de gestión basadas en áreas.

Category: OBIS 2017

El curso proporciona una introducción al Sistema de Información Biogeográfica de los Océanos (Ocean Biogeographic Information System - OBIS). Esto incluye las mejores prácticas en la gestión de los datos biogeográficos marinos, publicación de los datos para su libre acceso (IPT), acceso a los datos, organización, análisis y su visualización.

Metas y Objetivos

  • Ampliar la red de colaboradores OBIS.
  • Mejorar la calidad de los datos biogeográficos marinos.
  • Aumentar el conocimiento de las normas internacionales y las mejores prácticas relacionadas con los datos biogeográficos marinos.
  • Aumentar la cantidad de datos de libre acceso publicados através de OBIS y sus nodos del OBIS.
  • Incrementar el uso de datos de OBIS para la ciencia, la conservación de las especies y las aplicaciones de gestión basadas en áreas.

Category: OBIS 2017

A Marine Spatial Planning exercise using OBIS data and many other geographically referenced layers. Participants play a role game in which they have to propose in consensus a Marine Protected Area. During the exercise, the participants will practice some of the main principle of the marine spatial planning methodology.

Category: OBIS 2016

The aim of this workshop is to connect the deepsea biological community to OBIS, with the aim to establish a deepsea OBIS node and develop a customised deepsea OBIS data portal.
This is in response to the call from the OBIS Steering Group meeting (Feb 2015) to liaise with INDEEP and O'Hara et al (2015) to establish a global deep-sea biodiversity data-sharing platform.

Topics of the meeting:

  • Training deep-sea scientists in data management (OBIS standards and best practices)? and data access and data processing using OBIS
  • Hands-on data curation and archeology (digitizing historical datasets and QA/QC of existing datasets in OBIS)
  • Design of a new OBIS deep-sea data and information portal (which products would be useful for making it policy-relevant?), connecting OBIS with other information systems (e.g. WoRDDS, Deep-sea species traits, deep-sea vocabs)
  • Sustainability (develop a work plan, share responsibilities and tasks, funding)

References: O’Hara, T.; Tittensor, D.; Baker, M.; Stocks, K.; Appeltans, W. (2015). A global deep-sea biodiversity data-sharing platform. Deep-Sea Life 6: 12

Category: OBIS 2016

The course will cover the following topics:

1. Retrieving data and metadata from of OBIS and WoRMS (web portal, web services, GIS)
2. Data Quality Control tools (OBIS Quality Control: LifeWatch QC tools and Name Matching Strategy)
3. Biogeographic and Biodiversity data and metadata standards
4. Retrieving data and metadata from AfrOBIS and AfReMAS: procedures, formats, upload data and metadata via AfrOBIS IPT
5. Open topics (based on needs assessment via application form)

Category: OBIS 2014
Category: OBIS 2014

The collection and organization of data is an integral and critical part of a research process. Management of research data is a service area of increasing interest to researchers and data managers. It covers the planning, creating, storing, organizing, accessing, sharing, describing, publishing and curating of data. Most public funded research have listed data as a key deliverable hence the need for skills on how to access, preserve and archive data.
Marine information managers are increasingly seen as major contributors to RDM activities in general and in the design of research data services (RDS) in particular. They promote research by providing services for storage, discovery and access, liaise and partner with researchers and data centers to foster an inter-operable infrastructure for the above services. Most information managers are looking for opportunities to develop their RDM related skills.

Course Objectives
The course will provide comprehensive training in research data management in order to lay the foundations for a common approach for research data management amongst researchers, repositories and facilities (including libraries) that manage marine data, thereby helping to ensure that the data is accessible, standardized and maintained over time.

Category: 2017

This training course seeks to bring together marine researchers, data/document managers and marine data librarians to develop an agreed approach to sound data management for all research activities conducted as part of the second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2). The second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2) is a major new program of the IOC in partnership with the Indian Ocean Global Ocean Observing System (IOGOOS) Regional Alliance and the Scientific Committee for Oceanographic Research (SCOR). Over the next 5 years, a large number of IIOE-2 related research activities will collect new data on a range of physical, biogeochemical, biological and coupled climatic characteristics of the Indian Ocean.  Basic scientific research requires sound data management practices and one of the overarching objectives of IIOE-2 will be to support the collection and curation of all data to encourage data sharing using internationally agreed rules of data exchange, and to facilitate data discovery and use in the long term.

Class

This course will cover the planning, creating, storing, organizing, accessing, sharing, describing, publishing and curating of data in the context of IIOE-2 and its data and information management objectives. The course content has broad applicability in the field of research data management in general.

Category: 2016

Research Data Management (RDM) covers the planning, creating, storing, organizing, accessing, sharing, describing, publishing and curating of data. RDM is mandated by many funding agencies and increasingly by governments to provide access to funded research results.

The management of data, particularly large-scale data, has many challenges, and the roles of researchers, facilities that manage marine data, repositories and libraries are coming together to provide access, preservation and archive of this data and the scholarly products associated with it.

Category: 2015

ICAN7 Workshop 19-20 April 2015, Cape Town, South Africa

Category: 2015

Indian National Center for Ocean Information Service (INCOIS) under Earth System Science Organization (ESSO) is a dedicated institution for operational oceanography and the only institution in the Indian region that has been providing operational ocean information and advisory services over the past 10 years. It has established leadership particularly in ocean observations, ocean modeling and ocean information and advisory services in the Indian Ocean region.

ESSO-INCOIS and UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO) signed a Memorandum of Agreement on 4 July 2013 during the 27th session of the IOC Assembly in Paris, for cooperation in conducting training courses at the International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOocean) set up by ESSO-INCOIS in Hyderabad, India. The Centre aims at promoting the development and optimization of scientific base, technology and information system for operational oceanography at national, regional and global levels. The Centre has conducted four training courses during 2013-14 in various themes in operational oceanography (For more details kindly visit www.incois.gov.in)

Category: 2014

Cape Town, South Africa

SPINCAM-OTGA workshop on 'Ocean Governance and Sustainable Based Economy /Gobernanza y Economía Sostenible del Océano'

Category: SPINCAM