Scientific Knowledge and Research

Courses tagged with "Scientific Knowledge and Research"

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

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: Hayley Evers-King

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

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

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

Áreas Marinas Protegidas 2020

Category: 2020
El curso brinda un contexto sobre las Áreas Marinas Protegidas - AMP a nivel global, su importancia, su situación para Latinoamérica y frente a amenazas como el  cambio climático, en el marco de las metas Aichi y los objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible 13 y 14. Abarca los temas de bases conceptuales sobre áreas marinas protegidas, planeación, manejo, gobernanza, monitoreo y desarrollo de estrategias para el desarrollo de actividades sostenibles al interior de las AMP, adaptación al cambio climático, entre otros. Busca también una retroalimentación por parte de todos los estudiantes de acuerdo a sus experiencias y entrenamiento adquirido en temas de conservación y manejo, para promover el desarrollo de metodologías que orienten hacia el manejo efectivo de las AMP. Busca la …
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Nestor Ardila
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Filomena Cardoso Martins
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Carolina García Valencia
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Angela Lopez
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Anny Paola Zamora Bornachera

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

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

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

Áreas Marinas Protegidas

Category: 2019
El curso brinda un contexto sobre las Áreas Marinas Protegidas - AMP a nivel global, su importancia, su situación para Latinoamérica y frente a amenazas como el  cambio climático, en el marco de las metas Aichi y los objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible 13 y 14. Abarca los temas de bases conceptuales sobre áreas marinas protegidas, planeación, manejo, gobernanza, monitoreo y desarrollo de estrategias para el desarrollo de actividades sostenibles al interior de las AMP, adaptación al cambio climático, entre otros. Busca también una retroalimentación por parte de todos los estudiantes de acuerdo a sus experiencias y entrenamiento adquirido en temas de conservación y manejo, para promover el desarrollo de metodologías que orienten hacia el manejo efectivo de las AMP. Busca la apro…
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Nestor Ardila
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Filomena Cardoso Martins
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Angela Lopez

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