Scientific Knowledge and Research

Courses tagged with "Scientific Knowledge and Research"

Marine Data Management, Governance and the MEDIN toolset

Category: 2021

This free training course is suitable for anyone responsible for collecting or managing marine environmental data in the public sector, industry or for education or research. Familiarity with different marine data types, and how data is acquired and used, would be helpful but not essential. Prior knowledge or practical experience of data management is not required. The course can be taken as a whole, or attendees can select modules according to two streams: Governance; Practical MEDIN.

NOTE: edition September 2021
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Roseanna Wright

Herramientas Estadísticas para Análisis de Datos

Category: 2021


Introducción general a las principales técnicas de análisis de datos basadas en el uso intensivo de computadoras, sus ventajas y sus aplicaciones en la investigación y toma de decisiones en la gestión ambiental de las áreas marinas costeras.

  • Course Editor / Instructor: Felipe José Acevedo García
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Angel Cujia
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Julian Pizarro
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Camilo Tinoco Villalba

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

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: Madona Madona
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Noer Nurhayati
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Ratih Prasetya
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Yuliana Purwanti

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

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

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

Category: 2021
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: Sofie de Baenst
  • Course Editor / Instructor: DANIELA ENRIQUEZ
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Anny Paola Zamora Bornachera

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

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

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

Marine Data Management, Governance and the MEDIN toolset

Category: 2021

This training course is suitable for anyone responsible for collecting or managing marine environmental data in the public sector, industry or for education or research. Familiarity with different marine data types, and how data is acquired and used, would be helpful but not essential. Prior knowledge or practical experience of data management is not required. The course can be taken as a whole, or attendees can select modules according to two streams: Governance; Practical MEDIN.

NOTE: The first edition of the course (19-23 April 2021) is full.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Roseanna Wright

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