Available courses

NF-POGO Centre of Excellence. Introductory Module

Category: 2022
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Eva-Maria Brodte
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Baerbel Wichmann

Ocean Data Management

Category: 2022
Language: English
RTC/STC: RTC Belgium
Affiliates: VLIZ
Mode of Delivery: Online
IOC Programme: IODE
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
Ocean Data Management (Self-Paced). This course will take place online between 28 March - 6 May 2022 (call for applications closed 26 February 2022).
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Claudia Delgado
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Cheikh Ould Moulaye
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Leen Vandepitte

Ocean Best Practices

Category: 2022
Language: English
RTC/STC: RTC Belgium
Mode of Delivery: Online
IOC Programme: Ocean Best Practices
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher

This course is an introduction to the Ocean Best Practices System. A
best practice is a methodology that has repeatedly produced superior
results relative to other methodologies with the same objective; to be
fully elevated to a best practice, a promising method should be adopted
and employed by multiple organizations.This short course provides an
overview of the importance and relevance of using and sharing Ocean Best
Practices and Standards, as well as on how to create, submit, share and
search for Best Practices in the Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS)
repository. This course is intended for University students, researchers
and ocean practitioners in general. It does not provide a certificate.


  • Course Editor / Instructor: Claudia Delgado
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Ana Lara Lopez
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Pauline Simpson
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Rebecca Zitoun

Ocean Acidification

Category: 2022
Language: English
RTC/STC: RTC Belgium
Mode of Delivery: Online
IOC Programme: Ocean Acidification
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
This is an introduction to ocean acidification. The course structure may in future be adapted to prepare participants for hands on training courses in ocean acidification measurements. The course is structured into several chapters, each with modules covering specific topics.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Katherina Schoo

Tsunami Awareness

Category: 2022
Language: English
RTC/STC: STC ITIC
Mode of Delivery: Online
IOC Programme: Tsunami
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher

Tsunamis are low frequency natural hazards but high impact events that may cause loss of lives and assets.This online course provides a review of basic tsunami science to provide a basic understanding of tsunami phenomenon, tsunami hazard and tsunami risk, the tsunami warning processes and products, tsunami preparedness for coastal communities, and the TsunamiReady concept and guidelines for its implementation.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Bernardo Aliaga Rossel
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Claudia Delgado
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Tammy Fukuji
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Laura Kong

Earth Observation data and techniques for fisheries management

Category: 2022
Language: English
RTC/STC: RTC Ghana
Mode of Delivery: Online
IOC Programme: IODE
Country: Ghana (GH)
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
Fishing vessel traffic data derived from Automatic Identification System (AIS) has become an essential component for building fisheries intelligence.  Enforce and related fisheries management strategies rely on such information to curb illegal fishing, plan and implement policies for the sustainability of marine living resources.  Fisheries managers and enforcers require specialized skills to processes the large volume of positional, navigational and voyage related information embedded in AIS data.  Open-source programming software such as Python has lots of third-party modules for building packages and functions.  This makes Python an asset for the creation of customized data processing, analyses and visualization to support in making informed decisions…
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Kwame Agyekum
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Benjamin Botwe

World Register of Marine Species (for editors)

Category: 2022
Language: English
RTC/STC: RTC Belgium
Affiliates: VLIZ
Mode of Delivery: Online
IOC Programme: OBIS
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
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. Attendance by invitation only.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Wim Decock
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Stefanie Dekeyzer
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Leen Vandepitte

Introduction to designing and teaching online courses

Category: 2022
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher