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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

Identification of Marine Harmful Algal Bloom Species

Category: 2021
IOC Training Course on Identification of Harmful Marine Microalgae.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Henrik Enevoldsen
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Jacob Larsen

Implementing an Operational Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting System (OOFS)

Category: 2021
Implementing an operational ocean monitoring and forecasting system is guided by multiple scientific, technical and outreach choices. This course will provide examples of these choices through an overview of the products from an operational oceanography and forecasting systems (via the Copernicus Marine Service portfolio) and a demonstration on graphical user interfaces and command line interfaces to visualize these data. Practical sessions will be proposed on Assimilation Validation and Downscaling.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Xavier ANDRE
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Stefania Ciliberti
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Romain Escudier
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Ivan Federico
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Rita Lecci
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Fabrice Messal
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Alejandro Rojas Aldana
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Fiona Schmid
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Denis Seng
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Francesco Trotta
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Romane Zufic

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 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

iSea Stories: understanding the Ocean for media and press (Self Paced)

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. This is a self paced course and n…
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Ana Vitória Magalhães
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Tecla Maggioni
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Fiona Middleton
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Francesca Santoro

Educating about the Ocean: Waves of change (Self Paced)

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 provides a general overview of the importance of the ocean, the challenges it faces, and ways forward for sustainability. It introduces the concept of Ocean Literacy, describing its basic principles, tools and approaches, and provides an understanding on how educators can incorporate Ocean Literacy in their wo…
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Ana Vitória Magalhães
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Tecla Maggioni
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Fiona Middleton
  • 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

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

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

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…

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

Seaweed diversity: an Ecuadorian perspective (Tropical East Pacific)

Category: 2020
To ensure food and job security, food production systems need to be innovated so that they protect the environment, mitigate climate change and become more climate-resilient. This is an opportunity for seaweed culture which captures nutrients and CO2 and does not need freshwater or fertilizers. In Ecuador, edible seaweed is being produced by small farmers, but a sustainable biomass valorization strategy is missing. Moreover, a good knowledge of the existing seaweed species is still lacking.


This course offers an introduction to the diversity, taxonomy and biogeography of the seaweeds of the Tropical East Pacific (Ecuador), in the framework of the project Seaweed-based innovations for a resilient aquaculture and agriculture (SIRENA funded by VLIR-UOS).
  • Course Editor / Instructor: peter bossier
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Olivier De Clerck
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Frederik Leliaert
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Adrian Marquez
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Sofie Van Den Hende

Identification of Marine Harmful Algal Bloom Species

Category: 2020
This is a distance learning programme giving a general introduction to the various groups of harmful algae. The course is organized by the IOC Science and Communication Centre on Harmful Algae, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Henrik Enevoldsen
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Jacob Larsen

Contributing datasets to EMODnet Biology

Category: 2020
Training originally set up for EMODnet Biology Partners (June 2020). During the Summer of 2020, this training course was opened up for self-enrolment, allowing all scientists & data managers access to its content. This way, they can use the available material to learn how to format, standardize and quality control their biological data for submission to e.g. the European node of the Ocean Biodiversity Information System (EurOBIS) or any other node within the OBIS network.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Joana Beja
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Menashè Eliezer
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Salvador Fernández Bejarano
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Vasilis Gerovasileiou
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Ruben Perez
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Gizem Poffyn
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Leen Vandepitte

Quality Management System Essentials for NODCs and ADUs

Category: 2020
This training workshop provides an introduction for NODCs and ADUs involved in the development, implementation and management of a Quality Management System which will assist in the adoption of comprehensive management practices and increased confidence in the quality of their data, products and services.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Ramona Carr
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Adam Leadbetter
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Rob Thomas

Train the Trainers: Tools & techniques for teaching about Copernicus marine data

Category: 2020
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: Claudia Delgado
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Hayley Evers-King
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Kim Hockley
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Fabrice Messal
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Greg Reed
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Christine Träger-Chatterjee
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Madalina Ungur

Ocean Colour Remote Sensing – Data, Processing and Applications

Category: 2019
Ocean colour analysis is a proven tool for determining the health of ocean using oceanic biological activity through optical means. Phytoplankton pigment, chlorophyll_a, are indicators of equilibrium of CO2 concentration between atmosphere and ocean. The oceanic colour change due to chlorophyll_a provides the level of primary productivity whereas the colour change due to CDOM can be attributed to the level of pollution and higher particulate matter. The ability of optical sensor to map the spatial and temporal patterns of ocean colour over regional and global scales has provided important insights into the fundamental bio-optical properties and bio-physical processes occurring in the aquatic media. Chlorophyll, SST and PAR can be operationally scaled up to estimate primary production and …
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Udaya Bhaskar TVS