2018

Courses tagged with "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.

Category: 2018

Geospatial science provides vital information for the sustainable planning of the use of the coastal resources. This course provides an overview of GIS applications pertaining to coastal mapping. It will provide the basic GIS mapping techniques on coastal erosion, mangrove and coral reef using open source GIS tools. The 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 monitoring.

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. 

Category: 2018

Data visualization is the science of describing the significance of data by placing it in a visual context. In the current scenario it is very useful for dealing with marine met data as patterns, trends and correlations that might go undetected in text-based data can be exposed and recognized easier with data visualization software.

The current course will demonstrate the use of open source software FERRET for generation of NetCDF data and visualize various types of plots, save and reuse them at a later stage. The course is designed to be a mix of both practical and theoretical sessions.

Aims and Objectives

  • Provide an exposure to Data Visualization using FERRET.
  • Generation of scripts to visualize various types of data sets (1D, 2D, 3D etc).
  • Perform data analysis, generate added value products.
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.

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
Category: 2018

Overview

This course will demonstrate the data resources available from operational program. The focus will be on operational activities, how to download data and use software to visualize. It will be a mix of practical and theoretical.

Category: 2018

GeoNode is an open source platform for sharing geospatial data and maps. It is a web-based application and platform for developing geospatial information systems (GIS) and for deploying spatial data infrastructures (SDI). 

GeoNode is the platform for the African Coastal and Marine Atlas (ACMA). These training course notes are based on the ACMA GeoNode Training Workshop held in Swakopmund, Namibia in March 2018.

Category: 2018

Sustained ocean observations are essential for understanding links between physical and chemical drivers and ecosystem responses and for investigations into how long-term changes in the underlying drivers might impact on ecosystem dynamics and the services these provide. However, the management of time series is complex and many issues from scientific to financial and scoietal, need to be taken into account for time series to be sustainable in the long-term. Therefore, while many time series courses have a focus on statistical techniques needed to analyse time series,  in this course we take a holistic approach. We will introduce you to different types of time series and will show you different tools for the visualisation and exploration of your time series data (both very important for detecting time series and for deciding on the correct statistical analyses). However, we will also discuss time series in the context of the ecosystem services context and policy drivers that can have an influence on how time series are run.

Category: POGO

This course will travel the pathway from digital repositories in the OA movement, stopping to discuss important repository parameters. Expansion as multimedia repositories and descriptions of their uses in digital asset management will bring participants to the crossroad discussion on using repositories as research information recording systems and how this transformation in digital repository uses has changed the role of libraries.

Duration: 5 days

INOS-UMT, Malaysia, September 2018

Category: 2018

OBIS México

OBIS Training Course (2018) - INIOAS, Iran

Category: OBIS 2018

El curso proporciona una introducción al Sistema de Información Biogeográfica de los Océanos (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.

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 através de OBIS y sus nodos del OBIS.
  • Incrementar el uso de datos de OBIS para la ciencia, la conservación de las especies y las aplicaciones de gestión basadas en áreas.

Link to event on IODE Calendar: https://www.iode.org/index.php?option=com_oe&task=viewEventRecord&eventID=2001

Category: OBIS 2018

MBON Pole to Pole of the Americas: using OBIS as data sharing and integration platform

Category: OBIS 2018

OBIS Chile

Category: OBIS 2018

Training for EMODnet Biology Partners

Category: OBIS 2018

Summary

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.

Category: OBIS 2018

Overview

The training course Marine Species Distribution modeling covers the background knowledge on marine biogeography, and the technical aspects needed to develop Species Distribution Models. Students will be trained in the basics of statistical modeling and guided through the modeling phases: compile distribution data from open access databases (e.g. OBIS) and environmental information from publically available ecological data layers using Geographic Information Systems, make informed decisions on parameter settings and select the best methods for developing distribution models, forecast distributions under different Climate Change scenarios, validate models and incorporate results in scientific manuscripts and technical reports. The course includes theoretical lectures and hands-on exercises using predominantly case studies of marine macroalgae. Students are encouraged to bring their own datasets.

Learning Outcomes
Understand distributions of marine organism and predict shifts in response to Climate Change.
Develop skills for taking the best decisions and applying the correct statistical tools needed for Species Distribution Modeling (SDM).
Being able to discuss the results of SDM into scientific manuscripts and technical reports, and defend them to a wide audience.
Understand the strengths and limitations when applying SDM to real cases.
Recognize the importance of good practice in Species Distribution Modeling Course Topics Marine biogeographical distributions and niche modeling.
Niche concepts: what niche is being modeled? Basis of Statistical Distribution Modeling.
Definition of correlative and mechanistic SDMs.
Desired properties, modeling phases & decisions, the recipe.
Introduction to GIS and distribution data mining.
Modeling methods (e.g. Bioclim, GLM, Maxent, boosted tree regression)
Equilibrium assumption, transferability and forecasting.
How to write an article/oral presentation using SDMs.

Target Audience:
Marine researchers and postgraduate students (MSc and PhD students) with particular interest in macroalgae or benthic organisms;
NOTE: priority will be given to participants originating from Europe and / or involved in European marine research projects. UNESCO is committed to promote gender equality. Therefore, applications from women are strongly encouraged. Course Pre-requisites Basic knowledge on Ecology & Statistics Need to bring own laptop Working knowledge of English

Venue: Ostend, Belgium

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Category: OBIS 2018