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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
  • Creating and editing spatial data
  • Appreciation of coastal and marine GIS data applications
Category: 2017
Category: 2017
18 – 22 September 2017
Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK

The course will deliver training in ocean-colour data and their applications in climate studies. Remote sensing experts from the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) will guide students through a combination of lectures and computer-based exercises covering the following topics:

  1. Introduction to ocean colour;
  2. Modelling primary production;
  3. Ocean colour applications for ecosystem state assessment;
  4. Climate impacts and feedbacks;
  5. Ocean colour in data assimilation;
  6. Dataset archive, management, visualisation and analysis.

Students will also have opportunity of informal discussion with instructors outside of the formal lectures. A visit of the NERC Earth Observation Data Acquisition and Analysis Service (NEODAAS) that is hosted at PML will be provided.

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

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

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