Available courses

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

Mainstreaming Ocean Literacy in Governance (Self Paced)

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. This is a se…
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Ana Vitória Magalhães
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Tecla Maggioni
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Fiona Middleton
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Francesca Santoro

Manejo Integrado de la Zona costera y Planificación Espacial Marina

Category: 2021
El curso proporciona conceptos básicos, principios y metodologías sobre Manejo Integrado de Zonas Costeras (MIZC) y Planificación Espacial Marina (PEM), sus aplicaciones en casos prácticos, y en general, herramientas que facilitan el trabajo de los encargados de la gestión y planificación del medio marino y costero. Busca también propiciar un espacio de retroalimentación e intercambio de experiencias por parte de todos los participantes de acuerdo a sus conocimientos y lecciones aprendidas en
temas de planificación y manejo de la zona costera en la región.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Daniela Enriquez
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Carolina García Valencia
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Angela Lopez

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

Marine Data Management, Governance and the MEDIN toolset

Category: 2021
This free 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: This is edition September 2021
  • Course Editor / Instructor: MEDIN Admin
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Roseanna Wright

Observador de Hielo Marino y Témpanos

Category: 2021

Las observaciones de hielo marino y témpanos son una fuente de información
sobre lugares remotos como las regiones polares y son de gran utilidad para la
cartografía de hielo y la validación de estudios climáticos.



Este curso está diseñado para certificar la capacidad de los observadores
en aguas polares desde el proceso de formación del hielo marino hasta la
realización de observaciones desde buques o estaciones utilizando el Sistema de
Información Glaciología (SIGLAC). 
Además, se darán los conocimientos para la interpretación de cartas de
hielo y otras herramientas para usos operativos.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Nancy Correa
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Gomez Saez Ludmila
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Constanza Sofía Salvó

Ocean Data Stewardship in the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

Category: 2021
This course will highlight the importance of ocean data stewardship in the decade of ocean science, introduce the cutting-edge ocean data management strategies, methods and tools, and share experience in ocean data and information technology development and application in China. Participants are encouraged to share policies and practices and technology of ocean data stewardship and data service in their countries and contribute their wisdoms to ocean data management.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Julia Yu

Ocean Forecast System

Category: 2021
The Ocean Forecast System (OFS) can provide crucial information on ocean circulation, sea temperature, ocean waves, ocean current, salinity and sea level in terms to support marine weather information and services. This training course will improve participant’s competency in understanding ocean models and their skill to visualize and utilize OFS outputs.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Adityawarman Adityawarman
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Widya Ayuningtiyas
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Madona Madona
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Noer Nurhayati
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Ratih Prasetya
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Yuliana Purwanti
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Andri Ramdhani
  • Course Editor / Instructor: deni Saiful

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…

Ocean Literacy: Why the ocean should matter to us all (Self Paced)

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: Ana Vitória Magalhães
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Tecla Maggioni
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Fiona Middleton
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Francesca Santoro

Planificación Espacial Marina y Costera (PEMC)/Planejamento Espacial Marinho e Costeiro (PEMC)

Category: 2021
[SP] Este curso en línea familiarizará a los participantes con la Planificación Espacial Marina y Costera (PEMC), los beneficios de su aplicación y los resultados que pueden ser esperados. El curso presenta las etapas básicas del proceso, la participación de las partes interesadas, sus responsabilidades, las herramientas y técnicas, y el contexto internacional.


[PT] Este curso online irá familiarizar os participantes com o Planejamento Espacial Marinho e Costeiro (PEMC), os benefícios de sua aplicação e os resultados que podem ser esperados. O curso foi elaborado para apresentar as etapas básicas do processo, o envolvimento das partes interessadas e suas responsabilidades, ferramentas e técnicas, e o contexto internacional.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: daniel conde
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Luciana Echevarria
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Tiago Gandra
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Marinez Scherer

Publicación y gestión de datos de biodiversidad marina (The Ocean Biodiversity Information System - OBIS)

Category: 2021
Construir un conocimiento básico de los datos de la biodiversidad marina a través de OBIS para introducir los estándares y formatos de datos para la publicación (IPT), el procesamiento, el acceso, el análisis y la visualización.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Eduardo Klein
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Julian Pizarro
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Venus Lorena Rocha

Supporting Marine Earth Observation Educators

Category: 2021
The current suite of Earth Observation satellites offer access to an unprecedented amount of information on the marine environment. Concurrently, there is a growing demand in research, governance, and commercial marine sectors, for personnel who can use this data. Training providers across these sectors is essential for maximizing the utility of this data and building necessary capacity. This course offers participants the opportunity to work with other trainers to incorporate the use of Copernicus marine data from EUMETSAT in to their own educational activities. Participants will learn how to use open access resources available through EUMETSAT and the Copernicus programme, and co-develop their own resources with a network of fellow participants and trainers from IODE, EUMETSAT and CMEMS.…
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Lauren Biermann
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Oliver Clements
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Hayley Evers-King
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Kim Hockley
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Ben Howey
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Ravi Kapur
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Fabrice Messal
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Christine Träger-Chatterjee
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Madalina Ungur
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Romane Zufic

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

Category: 2021
El curso proporciona conocimientos básicos acerca de los Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG) y su aplicación en temas marinos y costeros. Esto incluye temas como: métodos de adquisición de datos, técnicas de procesamiento, análisis espacial e interpretación de datos, creación de productos basados en los resultados de los análisis y métodos de publicación.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Julian Pizarro
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Venus Lorena Rocha

Tsunami Ready Training Course (Indonesia)

Category: 2021

This is an introductory-level training course providing the basic understanding of performance-based community readiness concept toward tsunami hazard based on 12 tsunami preparedness indicators.


The objective of this training course is to build the capacity of participants to enable them to provide assistance on building a tsunami ready community in Indonesia.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Adityawarman Adityawarman
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Madona Madona
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Noer Nurhayati
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Yuliana Purwanti

Understanding the Benefits of Operational Ocean and Forecasting Systems (OOFS)

Category: 2021
This course will provide an overview of Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting Systems. Three main topics will be addressed: the international context and motivations, modelling the ocean and operate systems, disseminating ocean information.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: David Bazin
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Stefania Ciliberti
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Fabrice Messal
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Alejandro Rojas Aldana
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Fiona Schmid
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Denis Seng
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Romane Zufic

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. 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. This course is in Spanish.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Hernan Garcia
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Ricardo A. Locarnini

World Register of Marine Species

Category: 2021
The overall objective is to familiarize Aphia/WoRMS editors with the functionalities of the online editing platform, and the guidelines on how to enter specific information into the database. Aphia/WoRMS editors will gain (a better) understanding of WoRMS and the Aphia platform and will be able to add and adjust taxa, attributes, distributions, etc through the online editing interface of the WoRMS website.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Wim Decock
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Stefanie Dekeyzer
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Gizem Poffyn
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Leen Vandepitte