Marine and Coastal Ecosystems

Courses tagged with "Marine and Coastal Ecosystems"

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

Category: 2020

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

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

Category: 2020
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: Anny Paola Zamora Bornachera

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

Métodos de Estudio de Biodiversidad Marina en Litorales Rocosos / Biological Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs) for the analysis of marine biodiversity patterns in rocky shores

Category: 2019
En este taller se estudian los diversos métodos para estimar la biodiversidad de los litorales rocosos y sus organismos asociados. Específicamente se evalúan y comparan los métodos de observación directa vs las estimaciones basadas en foto-cuadratas. Se discutirá el uso de aves marinas como portadores de sensores oceanográficos y cómo elaborar historias en realidad virtual sobre estos ecosistemas. Note:  please explore the contents of this course as a self-learning course. Please note however that the contents of this training course were designed for a face to face context. As such, some features (assignments, discussion fora, etc) may not work properly and we cannot ensure tutor support. For any queries please contact ioc.training@unesco.org and we will do our best to redir…
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Gregorio Bigatti
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Eduardo Klein
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Patricia Miloslavich
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Enrique Montes

Análise espectral de Marés e suas Aplicações

Category: 2019
O curso fornece uma introdução ao fenómeno das marés (elevação e correntes) e a sua importância para a ecologia e desenvolvimento costeiros, operações de pesca, gestão portuária, desportos náuticos e outros serviços marítimos e geração de energia natural a partir do mar. O curso incluirá uma introdução teórica sobre as forças geradoras de marés e seus constituintes, equipamentos usados ​​para a medição de marés, aquisição de dados, processamento, análise e interpretação para diferentes aplicações. Os participantes ganharão conhecimentos sobre análise e previsão de marés usando o programa t-tide, e serão incentivados a usar dados de mares das suas instituições e/ou países de origem e processá-los para as suas necessidades específicas. Os partic…

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

Category: 2019
Descripción General El curso busca sentar las bases respecto a los conceptos y prácticas relacionadas con carbono azul (mitigación – captura de CO2) y adaptación en ecosistemas marinos y costeros, en el marco de la convención de cambio climático, el plan estratégico Ramsar 2016 – 2024 y los objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible 13 y 14. Busca también una retroalimentación e intercambio de experiencias por parte de todos los participantes de acuerdo a sus conocimientos y lecciones aprendidas en temas de conservación y manejo de ecosistemas marinos y costero o planificación de usos en el territorio. Se busca la apropiación y producción del conocimiento, así como el desarrollo de la capacidad crítica del estudiante orientada a prepararse para afrontar los efectos del cambio c…
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Angela Lopez
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Nuria Marba
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Paula Cristina Sierra Correa
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Anny Paola Zamora Bornachera

Coastal Vulnerability Mapping and Analysis using QGIS

Category: 2019
Summary Geospatial science provides vital information on the sustainable use of the coastal resource and planning. It an imperative use such techniques for managing densely populated coastal environs. This course provides an overview of GIS applications pertaining to coastal vulnerability and analysis. It will provide the basic GIS mapping techniques on storm surge vulnerability, and its socio-economic impact using open source GIS tools. 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 vulnerability due to Tsunamis, Storm surges and their impact. Aims and Objectives To Provide an introduction to GIS for marine appl…
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Udaya Bhaskar TVS

Discovery and Use of Operational Ocean Data Products and Services (RTC India)

Category: 2019

This course will demonstrate the data resources available from operational services of INCOIS. The focus will be on operational activities, various data and data products, outputs from INCOIS services, how to download them and use software to visualize. It will be a mix of practical and theoretical contents.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Udaya Bhaskar TVS

IOCCP & BONUS INTEGRAL Training Course on "Instrumenting our oceans for better observation: a training course on a suite of biogeochemical sensors"

Category: 2019
Building on the success of the 2015 training course, the International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP) and  EU BONUS INTEGRAL Project (Integrated carboN and TracE Gas monitoRing for the bALtic sea) have organized a 10-day international training course on "Instrumenting our ocean for better observation:a training course on a suite of biogeochemical sensors." The course was held on June 10-19, 2019 at the Sven Lovén Center for Marine Sciences, in Kristineberg, Sweden. This course responded to the growing demand of the global ocean observing system and the marine biogeochemistry community for expanding the correct usage and generation of information from a suite of autonomous biogeochemical sensors.  The goal of the course was to train …
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Artur Palacz

Geospatial Techniques for Coastal Mapping and Monitoring (using QGIS)

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.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Udaya Bhaskar TVS

Introduction to GeoNode for Coastal Atlases

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.

Integrated Data Analysis for Upwelling Studies

Category: 2017

Upwelling is an oceanographic feature that is very important to the ocean ecosystem. It brings high nutrient water to the surface and the impact is noteworthy to the ocean productivity. This nutrient-rich water will encourage a phytoplankton bloom that is ultimate base for large animal population in the food chains, including fish, mammals and sea birds. Although this coastal upwelling regions covers relatively small areas of the ocean surface, they contribute roughly 50 percent of the world’s fisheries landings. 
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Aidy M Muslim

Marine GIS Applications (using QGIS)

Category: 2017

This course provides an in depth overview of the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to the marine environment using ArcGIS. Aims and Objectives:




Provide an introduction to GIS for marine applications


Focus on some publicly available marine datasets


Show the potential applications of GIS for the marine environment




Learning Outcomes:




Knowledge and understanding of GIS, spatial data, raster and vector models


Core tasks involved in the GIS analysis process including data acquisition, management, manipulation and analysis, and presentation and output


Creating and editing spatial data


Appreciation of coastal and marine GIS data applications


  • Course Editor / Instructor: Rabitah Daud
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Aidy M Muslim
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Mohd Nasir Mohamad

Marine GIS Applications for Coastal Zone Management

Category: 2017
This course provides an overview and hands on GIS applications pertaining to coastal zone using ArcGIS software. This comprises the data acquisition, processing, analysis and interpretation of spatial data. The applications of this course are aimed at producing inputs useful for the coastal zone management. Aims and Objectives•To provide an introduction to GIS for marine applications•Utilization of open source spatial data•To provide hands on GIS applications pertaining to the coastal zone Learning Outcomes•Knowledge and understanding of GIS, spatial data, raster and vector models•Core tasks involved in the GIS analysis process including data acquisition, manipulation and analysis, and presentation and output•Core functionality of ArcMap, Arc Catalogue and Arc Toolbox•Creati…

Système d’Information Geographique (SIG): Application dans le Domaine Marin et Côtier (ArcGIS)

Category: 2017

This course is specifically developed for the OTGA RTC Senegal and is an updated version of a previous version of the course.


This course provides an in depth overview of the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping and analyses to the marine environment using ArcGIS 9.x. The course will focus on commonly used coastal and marine datasets to show the potential applications of GIS within the marine sector.





The course is in French.

Tides and Water Levels Technical Workshop

Category: IHO

This week long workshop provides an introduction to basic tidal theory and the factors that affect the tides and tidal stream/ current. As an introductory workshop, the Tides and Water Levels Technical Workshop is aimed at countries wishing to develop their tidal capabilities. The ultimate aim is to ensure that tide gauges within a region are installed and referenced correctly to a common national datum thus allowing Member States to provide reliable, accurate tidal data to the international community.