Harmful Algal Blooms

Courses tagged with "Harmful Algal Blooms"

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

The Course is organized by the Stazione Zoologica in cooperation with the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and the IOC Science and Communication Centre on Harmful Algae

Metacourse: Literature for 11th APC

IOC Training Course and Certification in Identification of Harmful Marine Algae (2016)

IOC Training Course and Certification in Identification of Harmful Marine Algae (2015)

IOC Training Course and Certification on Identification of Harmful Marine Algae, University of Copenhagen, May - August 2014

IOC Training Course and Certification on Identification of Harmful Marine Algae, University of Copenhagen, May - August 2013

Harmful Algal Bloom Programme - BEQUALM (2015)

Harmful Algal Bloom Programme - BEQUALM (2014)

Harmful Algal Bloom Programme - BEQUALM (2013)

Welcome to the 2017 IPI taxonomy HAB online quiz. Analysts have until the 29th of September 2017 to complete the exercise. Only one attempt to the exercise is allowed and once the exercise is submitted analysts won't have access to it again.

There are 14 questions and a maximum grade of 100% for a perfect score. All questions carry the same marks.

There are different type of questions in this quiz (matching, numerical and short answer). Please note that in short answer type questions where you are asked to write the answer, please make sure that the grammar is correct. Incorrect grammar will give an incorrect answer. Capitalize the first letter of the genus name of a species in your answer, otherwise the answer will be given as wrong, even if it is the correct name. Don't use punctuation after your answer. Numerical type questions require you input a number in the answer not a word (that is for example: 5 rather than five).

If your computer doesn't display a particular image correctly, check the zoom in your browser and change the setting from 100% zoom to 75% or less if necessary. You need to be able to view the full image before you answer the questions. Please remember that the programme shuffles the questions around, so that if you have a plate with images A to E and a drop down list with the answers,  don't assume that the first question correspond to image A, the second to image B and so on. Pay attention to this.

Also, read the questions fully and carefully before attempting to answer them.You only have one attempt at the quiz but you can login, review your answers, save them and change them as many times as you need to, as long as you don't submit them.

Please review your work carefully before submitting. Once submitted, you won't be able to access the quiz again only for review.

Training of trainers and technology validation on the Global Nutrient Management Toolbox

Training objective: To enable trainees to effectively use the Global Nutrient Management Toolbox to evaluate nutrient loading/flux and impacts (hypoxia) based on global change scenarios (climate, land management, sewage and wastewater management) from broad continental to regional (LMEs) scales; and hands-on development and scenario analysis using nutrient flow models for a selection of megacities represented by the participants at the training workshop.

 Expected learning achievements:

  • Understanding the science behind the nutrient flux modelling modules of the Toolbox;
  • Understanding of toolbox modelling requirements and scenario runs at continental scale to that of large marine ecosystems (LMEs);
  • Demonstration of Manila Bay model evaluations;
  • Use model for nutrient flows in the various megacities, scenario analysis and interpretation of results;
  • Understanding the linkages between the various tools and how these will be applied in decision support processes at both technical and policy levels.

Target audience:  Technical and policy professionals in relevant sectors of agriculture, urban planning, wastewater management who are charged with responsibilities for planning and management of investments in sustainable resource use and pollution control.  The trainees should be in positions of leadership who could serve as contact points for onward promotion and subsequent delivery of training in-country on the toolbox.  The trainees are to come from the major global regions;  Africa, Southeast Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America and small island states.    Trainees should be from countries that represent the ‘typical’ circumstance for the region being represented.

Category: Other

Since 1993 the IOC has conducted training courses on harmful microalgae. The purpose has been to improve the taxonomic and identification skills of the partici-pants for research purposes and for practical monitoring of harmful algal blooms.
The present course includes 80 hours of teaching and is divided into two parts, each consisting of 40 hours of teaching. The first part of the course is an internet teaching programme mainly for self-study of background material of the various groups of harmful algae, while the second part is a practical course in species identification.

Part I - Distant learning
The distant learning programme is using the UNESCO/IOC platform ‘Ocean Teacher’. The programme consists of 7 modules. There is an introductory text to each module and in some cases also technical documents with information on terminology, sample preparation etc.
Part II – Taxonomy and Species identification
This part of the course will focus on identification of harmful algal species, with particular reference to the ‘IOC Taxonomic Reference List on Toxic Plankton Algae’. The use of electron microscopy will be introduced, but practical exercises are not included.

Category: Other

IOC Training Course and Certification in Identification of Harmful Marine Algae (2015)

Category: Other