All course for 2019

Available courses

Métodos de Estudio de Biodiversidad Marina en Litorales Rocosos / Biological Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs) for the analysis of marine biodiversity patterns in rocky shores

Category: 2019
En este taller se estudian los diversos métodos para estimar la biodiversidad de los litorales rocosos y sus organismos asociados. Específicamente se evalúan y comparan los métodos de observación directa vs las estimaciones basadas en foto-cuadratas. Se discutirá el uso de aves marinas como portadores de sensores oceanográficos y cómo elaborar historias en realidad virtual sobre estos ecosistemas. Note:  please explore the contents of this course as a self-learning course. Please note however that the contents of this training course were designed for a face to face context. As such, some features (assignments, discussion fora, etc) may not work properly and we cannot ensure tutor support. For any queries please contact ioc.training@unesco.org and we will do our best to redir…
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Gregorio Bigatti
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Eduardo Klein
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Patricia Miloslavich
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Enrique Montes

Áreas Marinas Protegidas

Category: 2019
El curso brinda un contexto sobre las Áreas Marinas Protegidas - AMP a nivel global, su importancia, su situación para Latinoamérica y frente a amenazas como el  cambio climático, en el marco de las metas Aichi y los objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible 13 y 14. Abarca los temas de bases conceptuales sobre áreas marinas protegidas, planeación, manejo, gobernanza, monitoreo y desarrollo de estrategias para el desarrollo de actividades sostenibles al interior de las AMP, adaptación al cambio climático, entre otros. Busca también una retroalimentación por parte de todos los estudiantes de acuerdo a sus experiencias y entrenamiento adquirido en temas de conservación y manejo, para promover el desarrollo de metodologías que orienten hacia el manejo efectivo de las AMP. Busca la apro…
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Nestor Ardila
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Filomena Cardoso Martins
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Angela Lopez

Ocean Colour Remote Sensing – Data, Processing and Applications

Category: 2019
Ocean colour analysis is a proven tool for determining the health of ocean using oceanic biological activity through optical means. Phytoplankton pigment, chlorophyll_a, are indicators of equilibrium of CO2 concentration between atmosphere and ocean. The oceanic colour change due to chlorophyll_a provides the level of primary productivity whereas the colour change due to CDOM can be attributed to the level of pollution and higher particulate matter. The ability of optical sensor to map the spatial and temporal patterns of ocean colour over regional and global scales has provided important insights into the fundamental bio-optical properties and bio-physical processes occurring in the aquatic media. Chlorophyll, SST and PAR can be operationally scaled up to estimate primary production and …
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Udaya Bhaskar TVS

Marine GIS Applications

Category: 2019

This training course highlights the technologies used to measure Sea Surface Temperature and phytoplankton proxy data, as well as the main applications of these data such as primary production, fronts and time series variations. Participants will gain
hands-on experience with image analysis software to visualize and interpret the data in different contexts. Participants will get a brief introduction to some of the ways in which data from these different sources may be visualized and brought together
to give more complete information needed to support decision makers in marine management and policy development. Training will primarily be based on BILKO 3.4 and QGIS.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Faith Nicolyn Achieng Gwada
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Noah Ngisiange
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Harrison Ong'anda
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Nina Wambiji

Research Data Management

Category: 2019

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.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Stefanie Dekeyzer
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Tim Deprez
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Jonas Mortelmans
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Greg Reed
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Nathalie Tonné

Administración de Datos Biogeográficos (Contribuyendo al uso de OBIS)

Category: 2019
El curso proporciona una introducción al Sistema de Información Biogeográfica de los Océanos (The 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, utilización de R. 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 a través de OBIS y sus nodos del OBIS Incrementar el uso de datos de OBIS para la ciencia, la conservación de las especi…
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Ward Appeltans
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Eduardo Klein
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Ana Carolina Peralta

Análise espectral de Marés e suas Aplicações

Category: 2019
O curso fornece uma introdução ao fenómeno das marés (elevação e correntes) e a sua importância para a ecologia e desenvolvimento costeiros, operações de pesca, gestão portuária, desportos náuticos e outros serviços marítimos e geração de energia natural a partir do mar. O curso incluirá uma introdução teórica sobre as forças geradoras de marés e seus constituintes, equipamentos usados ​​para a medição de marés, aquisição de dados, processamento, análise e interpretação para diferentes aplicações. Os participantes ganharão conhecimentos sobre análise e previsão de marés usando o programa t-tide, e serão incentivados a usar dados de mares das suas instituições e/ou países de origem e processá-los para as suas necessidades específicas. Os partic…

Cambio Climatico: Carbono Azul y adaptación basada en ecosistemas marinos y costeros

Category: 2019
Descripción General El curso busca sentar las bases respecto a los conceptos y prácticas relacionadas con carbono azul (mitigación – captura de CO2) y adaptación en ecosistemas marinos y costeros, en el marco de la convención de cambio climático, el plan estratégico Ramsar 2016 – 2024 y los objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible 13 y 14. Busca también una retroalimentación e intercambio de experiencias por parte de todos los participantes de acuerdo a sus conocimientos y lecciones aprendidas en temas de conservación y manejo de ecosistemas marinos y costero o planificación de usos en el territorio. Se busca la apropiación y producción del conocimiento, así como el desarrollo de la capacidad crítica del estudiante orientada a prepararse para afrontar los efectos del cambio c…
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Angela Lopez
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Nuria Marba
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Paula Cristina Sierra Correa
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Anny Paola Zamora Bornachera

Centre of Excellence Ocean Data Management-October 2019

Category: 2019
This 2 week-long module on Ocean Data Management is part of the Nippon Foundation-POGO Centre of Excellence (NF-POGO CofE) and hosted by AWI (cohort 2018-19). This module is part of an intensive training course for young professionals at the post-graduate level, ten months in duration, with an intake of ten trainees per year. The course is sponsored by the Nippon Foundation and hosted by the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research.  It is conducted at AWI’s site on the offshore island of Helgoland with focus on open-ocean sciences.This module 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 proj…
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Lilian Krug

Coastal Vulnerability Mapping and Analysis using QGIS

Category: 2019
Summary Geospatial science provides vital information on the sustainable use of the coastal resource and planning. It an imperative use such techniques for managing densely populated coastal environs. This course provides an overview of GIS applications pertaining to coastal vulnerability and analysis. It will provide the basic GIS mapping techniques on storm surge vulnerability, and its socio-economic impact using open source GIS tools. Course also includes data acquisition, processing, analysis and interpretation of coastal spatial data. In addition, extensive hands on sessions will be conducted to use tools for preparation of thematic base maps for coastal vulnerability due to Tsunamis, Storm surges and their impact. Aims and Objectives To Provide an introduction to GIS for marine appl…
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Udaya Bhaskar TVS

Conduct of Marine Scientific Research (MSR) under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)

Category: 2019
Marine scientific research (MSR) plays a critical role in sustainable development as consistently recognized by the UN General Assembly in its annual resolutions on oceans and the law of the sea. Research, and the tools required to conduct it, are essential for the sustainable development of the oceans and the seas and their resources, including by supporting informed decisions on the conservation and sustainable use of the marine environment and its resources, and by helping to understand, predict and respond to natural disasters and climate change. Increased MSR through capacity--development strengthening the capacity of States, in particular Small Island Developing States (SIDS), to implement the relevant MSR provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) as…
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Stephanie Ierino
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Greg Reed
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Snjezana Zaric

Data Collection

Category: 2019

Research Design, Data Management & Data Communication in Marine Sciences - MOOC 2018 edition


Module 3: Data Management






  • Course Editor / Instructor: Luiza Campos
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Rosa Maria Cañedo Apolaya
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Tim Deprez
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Marleen Roelofs
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Tim tkint
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Shanna Vanblaere

Data Management

Category: 2019

Research Design, Data Management & Data Communication in Marine Sciences


Module 4
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Luiza Campos
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Rosa Maria Cañedo Apolaya
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Tim Deprez
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Marleen Roelofs
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Tim tkint
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Shanna Vanblaere

Discovery and Use of Operational Ocean Data Products and Services

Category: 2019

This course will provide knowledge and hands-on experience for the data, satellites and instrumentation, access and formats, tools and software for operational activities. A pre-course phase of the training will provide an essential overview of data, products and tools used to monitor the ocean and will focus on preparation for the classroom phase where students will work on a short project to learn more about the data and its applications.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Greg Reed

Discovery and Use of Operational Ocean Data Products and Services (RTC India)

Category: 2019

This course will demonstrate the data resources available from operational services of INCOIS. The focus will be on operational activities, various data and data products, outputs from INCOIS services, how to download them and use software to visualize. It will be a mix of practical and theoretical contents.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Udaya Bhaskar TVS

Discovery and Use of Operational Ocean Data Products and Services (Kenya, Mozambique)

Category: 2019

This course will provide knowledge and hands-on experience for the data, satellites and instrumentation, access and formats, tools and software for operational activities. A pre-course phase of the training will provide an essential overview of data, products and tools used to monitor the ocean and will focus on preparation for the classroom phase where students will work on a short project to learn more about the data and its applications.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Antonio Hoguane

Discovery and Use of Operational Ocean Data Products and Services (RTC Malaysia)

Category: 2019

This course will provide knowledge and hands-on experience for the data, satellites and instrumentation, access and formats, tools and software for operational activities. A pre-course phase of the training will provide an essential overview of data, products and tools used to monitor the ocean and will focus on preparation for the classroom phase where students will work on a short project to learn more about the data and its applications.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: SHUKRI ARSAD
  • Course Editor / Instructor: NURZUHRAH BINTI HASSAN
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Aidy M Muslim

IMBRSEA Compass

Category: 2019

IMBRSEA Compass
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Clyde Blanco
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Luiza Campos
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Julia Jung
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Shanna Vanblaere

IOCCP & BONUS INTEGRAL Training Course on "Instrumenting our oceans for better observation: a training course on a suite of biogeochemical sensors"

Category: 2019
Building on the success of the 2015 training course, the International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP) and  EU BONUS INTEGRAL Project (Integrated carboN and TracE Gas monitoRing for the bALtic sea) have organized a 10-day international training course on "Instrumenting our ocean for better observation:a training course on a suite of biogeochemical sensors." The course was held on June 10-19, 2019 at the Sven Lovén Center for Marine Sciences, in Kristineberg, Sweden. This course responded to the growing demand of the global ocean observing system and the marine biogeochemistry community for expanding the correct usage and generation of information from a suite of autonomous biogeochemical sensors.  The goal of the course was to train …
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Artur Palacz

International Phytoplankton Intercomparison (IPI) - Background Resources

Category: 2019

Contains resources (presentations) on IPI since 2015
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Dave Clarke
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Jacob Larsen
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Rafael Salas