Available courses

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

Category: 2021
Descripción general del componente virtual El cambio climático es una de las mayores amenazas del planeta y muchos de los países de Latinoamérica ya sienten sus efectos. IPCC (2019) señala que ya se han observado impactos en los sistemas naturales y humanos como consecuencia del calentamiento global, muchos de los ecosistemas terrestres y oceánicos y los servicios que proveen ya han cambiado debido al calentamiento global. Bajo este contexto, el curso busca la homologación de conceptos asociados al tema de cambio climático y facilitar la comprensión sobre las consecuencias previstas del cambio climático en zonas costeras y sobre los servicios ecosistémicos, que opciones de adaptación y mitigación hay disponibles para las zonas costeras y cuáles son los principales desafíos …
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Sofie de Baenst
  • Course Editor / Instructor: DANIELA ENRIQUEZ
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Anny Paola Zamora Bornachera

Ocean Literacy: Why the ocean should matter to us all

Category: 2021
We all depend on the ocean, yet Ocean Literacy needs to be further enhanced worldwide. Ocean Literacy (OL) is ‘the understanding of human influence on the ocean and the ocean’s influence on people’. It is not only about increasing awareness on the state of the ocean, but it is also about providing tools and approaches to transform ocean knowledge into actions that promote ocean sustainability. This course will provide a general overview of the importance of the ocean, the challenges it faces, and ways forward for sustainability. It will introduce the concept of Ocean Literacy, describe its basic principles, tools and approaches, and give a basic understanding of how a wide spectrum of stakeholders and social actors can support Ocean Literacy. It ultimately expects to encourage parti…
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Kerstin Forsberg
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Ana Vitória Magalhães
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Francesca Santoro

Educating about the Ocean: Waves of change

Category: 2021
We all depend on the ocean, yet Ocean Literacy needs to be further enhanced worldwide. Formal and non-formal educators are key to advance ocean sustainability. Ocean Literacy (OL) is ‘the understanding of human influence on the ocean and the ocean’s influence on people’. It is not only about increasing awareness on the state of the ocean, but it is also about providing tools and approaches to transform ocean knowledge into actions that promote ocean sustainability. This course will provide a general overview of the importance of the ocean, the challenges it faces, and ways forward for sustainability. It will introduce the concept of Ocean Literacy, describe its basic principles, tools and approaches, and provide understanding on how educators can incorporate Ocean Literacy in their …
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Kerstin Forsberg
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Ana Vitória Magalhães
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Francesca Santoro

iSea Stories: understanding the Ocean for media and press

Category: 2021

Media and press are key
players to advance ocean sustainability. This course will provide an overview
of the importance of the ocean, challenges faced by the ocean and innovative
solutions and case-studies to address these. It will provide insights and tools
to allow the development of attractive, accurate and effective story telling
about the ocean in media and press. This online course is the first of its kind
for journalists and media representatives.

This course will provide
insights and tools to allow the development of attractive, accurate and
effective story telling about the ocean in media and press. It will provide an
overview of the importance of the ocean, challenges faced by the ocean and innovative
solutions and case-studies to address these.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Kerstin Forsberg
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Ana Vitória Magalhães
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Francesca Santoro

Mainstreaming Ocean Literacy in Governance

Category: 2021
The ocean provides numerous public benefits yet there is a pressing need to further mainstream Ocean Literacy in governance. Ocean Literacy (OL) is ‘the understanding of human influence on the Ocean and the Ocean’s influence on people’. This course will provide government officials with an overview of the importance of the Ocean. It will showcase the ocean as a source for development, present challenges and introduce tools and approaches for decision-making and governance regarding ocean sustainability. This course will provide government officials with an overview of the importance of the Ocean. It will showcase the ocean as a source for development, present challenges and introduce tools and approaches for decision-making and governance regarding ocean sustainability.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Kerstin Forsberg
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Ana Vitória Magalhães
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Francesca Santoro

World Ocean Database

Category: 2021

Este es un curso práctico sobre la utilización de la base de datos mundial de océanos. Los participantes aprenderán los principios operativos sobre el uso y la agregación de datos de World Ocean Database y el control de calidad de los datos.

This course is in Spanish.

A hands on course on the utilization of the World Ocean Database.
Participants will learn the operational principles on the use and
aggregation of World Ocean Database data and quality control of the
data.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Hernan Garcia
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Ricardo A. Locarnini

Marine Data Management, Governance and the MEDIN toolset

Category: 2021

This training course is suitable for anyone responsible for collecting or managing marine environmental data in the public sector, industry or for education or research. Familiarity with different marine data types, and how data is acquired and used, would be helpful but not essential. Prior knowledge or practical experience of data management is not required. The course can be taken as a whole, or attendees can select modules according to two streams: Governance; Practical MEDIN.

NOTE: The first edition of the course (19-23 April 2021) is full.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Roseanna Wright