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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

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

Workshop Scope- this workshop was given pre-IAMSLIC Conference, Mar del Plata Argentina October, 2010 - Linda Pikula, NOAA

Participants will learn how to prepare strong grant proposals. Elements of general proposal writing will be discussed:  mission, purpose, budgets, partnerships, timelines, the value of pilot projects, possible sources of funding, consideration of continuity of project through permanent funding.  A bibliography of resources is provided.  Examples of weak proposals will be critiqued.

Libraries traditionally have formed a preservation safety net for materials that will be transmitted to subsequent generations of information seekers and scholars. For paper-based documents, provision of adequate storage conditions was the best means to help ensure that materials would remain readable far into the future. With the advent of digital technology, many knowledge creators do their work on computers. Some of that knowledge may be printed on paper, but much of it, particularly databases, geographic information, scientific data sets, and Web sites, exists only in electronic form. At the same time, traditional forms of publications have changed significantly and, as a result, create new challenges. For example, publishers of electronic journals license their content to libraries, but libraries do not own that content and they may not have rights to capture digital content to preserve it. Who will preserve these materials?

Which organizations or systems will provide the needed preservation safety net for electronic materials?
What tools, technologies and standards are available to preserve information in digital format?
What are the best practices that can help us to address long-term digital archiving for a range of file formats and media types?

This course will examine these questions, as well as provide an introduction to the metadata needed for a digital environment, terminology, cross walking, harvesting, interoperability and metadata frequently used to describe digital collections. Practical hands-on exercises will be included. Through a combination of lecture, case studies and interactive sessions, students will learn about the long-term preservation requirements of digital assets.

Development and Management of e-Repositories

Category: 2013

Grant Writing For Digital Projects 2012

Category: 2012

Preservation of Books and Other Media

21-25 May 2012

Category: 2012

Course Description
There are a number of training courses devoted to data management and access. However most seem to be geared toward the scientist. As libraries become partners in the curation and archiving of research data, existing skill sets must be expanded and new expertise developed. This course will introduce information professionals to the history of scientific data and the e-science lifecycle. Practical experience in digitization of a document with inclusion of data link will be accomplished.

Category: 2011

Purpose of this course is to introduce students to various tools and techniques for dealing with damage caused to library resources from accidents caused due to natural disasters or human error.

Category: 2011

Course Description
The need for effective outreach is greater than ever given the present day competition for economic resources. This will be a highly practical course which looks at the techniques and technologies that libraries and information managers can use to develop and implement communications, marketing programs and create a solid baseline for measuring outreach strategies.

Topics Covered:
• Communicating with Management
- Emphasis on local standards, policies, protocol
- Draft convincing advocacy document for MIM program
• Communicating with the Public
- Implementation of a web and social media presence-class creation of an outreach video, individual creation of a blog or facebook page
• Public Speaking and Presentation Techniques in general
- Individual Creation of powerpoint or poster presentation on local topic
• Outreach
- Development of partnerships, collaborations, networks
- Planning outreach events, communication resources, training skills for colleagues
- Interview techniques

Learning Outcomes
• Improved skills in using new technologies to communicate science and marine information
• Advanced oral and written presentation skills
• Improved collaboration skills within the organization and amongst marine professionals nationally and internationally
• Increased knowledge of resources available – forms, permissions, copyright, Rights management, protocols and policies.


Linda Pikula

Pauline Simpson

Roger Longhorn


Course Dates

7 - 11 November, 2011, Oostende, Belgium

Category: 2011

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: 2010 & Before

Purpose of this course is to introduce students to various tools and techniques for dealing with damage caused to library resources from accidents caused due to natural disasters or human error.

Category: 2010 & Before

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the numerous types of standard and current works, reference materials, bibliographic sources, and Web portals in the marine sciences. In addition, some historical texts in Oceanography and cruises will be highlighted. The course emphasizes various approaches to searching for information and to the bibliographic structure of disciplines. Students will evaluate sources, search for information, and investigate topics in the marine sciences. Collection development will be discussed. This course will include E-Science Trends – one day course and assignment with an overview of the current landscape and how the Web is being utilized for the advancement of science and scholarly communication. Real-life examples will be given on how major communities such as librarians, publishers, and federal STI program leaders are using the Web to advance scientific knowledge and scholarly communication.

Category: 2010 & Before

Developing interesting and useful marine information products to populate a library-related website.

Category: 2010 & Before

Students will learn about different types of documents librarians are expected to write and use in the course of their professional careers, including job descriptions, memoranda, letters, reports, proposals, and both popular and scholarly papers. They will learn the elements of professional and scholarly writing and be given practice in writing selected documents, with editorial feedback. Instruction will be given in the peer review process, copyright , manuscript preparation, citation and reference management tools and communicating science to the public. In-class writing practice and critique, and individual class projects.

Category: 2010 & Before

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

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

This one-day high-level, hands-on training activity on several aspects of Ocean Science Communication is organized within the framework of the Ocean Teacher Global Academy (OTGA) of UNESCO/IOC IODE.

In the context of ocean governance and marine resource management bolstering understanding of ocean science and its possible applications for society at large is the most effective way to trigger concrete actions in favour of a healthier, sustainable ocean. The need for effective ocean science communication is greater than ever given the present day competition for funding resources and involvement from the general public. This will be a hands-on course that looks at techniques and technologies, with a specific focus on digital storytelling and the use of social media, which people working in ocean science can use to develop and implement communication and outreach programs.

Category: 2016

OTGA Train The Trainers

Category: 2015

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

Category: SPINCAM