All courses for 2018

Available courses

OBIS Marine Biodiversity Data Management

Category: 2018

El presente curso se presenta como una oportunidad para actualizar la información acerca de los formatos y estándares que se utilizan en OBIS.


OBIS se encuentra en un trayecto de renovación y mejora de ciertos procedimientos, especialmente los que se refieren a los controles de calidad de los datos suministrados. Durante el presente curso se expondrán conceptos y procedimientos sobre: usos de la plataforma OBIS, procedimientos para organizar los datos según ciertos estándres y formatos, ¿cómo publicar datos en OBIS? y cuáles son las mejores prácticas para el aprovechamiento de los datos que se encuentran en OBIS.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Eduardo Klein
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Ana Carolina Peralta

Ocean Data Management for Researchers

Category: 2018

This training course is aimed at researchers at the post-graduate level and provides a comprehensive introduction to a variety of marine datasets and formats and the use of software for synthesis and analysis of marine data. The importance of good research data management practices and the role of researchers will also be highlighted. Personal projects are presented by the students at the end of the course.



  • Course Editor / Instructor: Lilian Krug
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Pieter Provoost

OTGA/KMFRI/UNEP Marine Spatial Planning

Category: 2018
Marine spatial planning (MSP) arises as a public process of analysing and allocating the spatial and temporal distribution of human activities in marine areas to achieve ecological, economic, and social objectives that usually have been specified through a political process. By mapping activities and determining the space for each activity, the process provides a characterization of current uses and helps to establish potential areas for future uses. This enables a policy process  to better determine how maritime zones are sustainably used and protected, now and for the future of African generations. This course will provide an overview of the MSP process, taking into consideration Africa’s specific needs and the 2050 African Integrated Maritime Strategy  as well as the expected impa…
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Harrison Ong'anda

Regional Climate Change and Coastal Disaster Mitigation

Category: 2018

This course provides an overview of the current status of regional ocean climate and the common coastal disasters that pose threats to the economic and social development in the Asia-Pacific region. It provides an opportunity for participants to exchange the research progress on climate change, sea level rise and assessment, ocean disaster mitigation, etc. One day will be dedicated to operation and maintenance of ocean observing system in the Asia-Pacific region, from which the in-situ oceanographic and meteorological data are critical to ocean and climate studies. The course is a mix of both practical and theoretical sessions.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Julia Yu

Research Cruise Planning & Management

Category: 2018

This course provides an overview of requirements for organizing a Research Cruise within a project and/or submitting a request for ship time. The course takes place mainly in a classroom but includes a visit to a Marine station and a research vessel, where participants will be introduced to sampling equipment and marine research infrastructure used for onboard research, including demonstrations of the use and maintenance of marine sampling equipment, oceanographic (biological, chemical and physical data) sampling, data collection and data management. 

Research Design, Data Management & Data Communication in Marine Sciences - Module 1 - Research Design

Category: 2018

Research Design, Data Management & Data Communication in Marine Sciences


MOOC 2018 edition Module 1: Project Management
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Luiza Beirao Campos
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Luiza Campos
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Tim Deprez
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Tim tkint
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Shanna Vanblaere

Research Design, Data Management & Data Communication in Marine Sciences - Module 2 - Data Management

Category: 2018

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


Module 2: Data Management






  • Course Editor / Instructor: Tim Deprez
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Tim tkint
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Shanna Vanblaere

Research Design, Data Management & Data Communication in Marine Sciences - Module 3 - Data Communication

Category: 2018

Research Design, Data Management & Data Communication in Marine Sciences


Module 3: Scientific Communication
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Tim Deprez
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Tim tkint
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Shanna Vanblaere

SeaDataCloud

Category: 2018

The 1st SeaDataCloud training workshop will be held at UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE, Oostende, Belgium.


Two similar sessions of 3 days are scheduled on:




20-21-22 June 2018


25-26-27 June 2018




This course is available as 'self-enrollment'.

Tecnologías de Información (SIG) aplicado al medio Marino y Costero (ArcGIS)

Category: 2018

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.

U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Biological Data Training Workshop

Category: 2018

This workshop builds on the successful partnership between the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) and the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS-USA) in coordination with IOC’s OceanTeacher Global Academy, and OBIS international to develop a community of practice around the management and analysis of marine biological data. It will provide hands-on training in a computer lab setting and is intended to educate participants on the benefits, goals, technology and process to standardize biological data (and associated physical or chemical data) and make it accessible via OBIS and IOOS, including the MBON Portal. The workshop will also expose participants to OBIS, IOOS and MBON applications for using those data.