SDG14A

14.a Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacities and transfer marine technology taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular SIDS and LDCs

Courses tagged with "SDG14A"

Observador de Hielo Marino y Témpanos

Category: 2022
Language: Spanish
RTC/STC: STC Argentina
Mode of Delivery: Online
IOC Programme: GOOS
Country: Argentina (AR)
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher

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 Colour Remote Sensing and Data Analysis

Category: 2022
Language: English
RTC/STC: RTC Belgium
Affiliates: ECOP
Mode of Delivery: Online
IOC Programme: IODE
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Gabriel Akoko Juma
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Eligio Maure
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Kirsty McQuaid

Oceanografia Observacional e recursos online para análise de ecossistemas marinhos

Category: 2022
Language: Portuguese
RTC/STC: RTC Portugal
Mode of Delivery: Online
IOC Programme: IODE
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher

O curso visa uma introdução à oceanografia observacional e a sua importância para a monitorização costeira e do oceano. Os participantes aprenderão onde encontrar dados oceanográficos in situ e de observação remota em bases de dados livres online, assim como explorar a utilização de programas computacionais gratuitos para análise de dados oceanográficos.




Datas do curso: 9 Maio - 10 Junho 2022

Mais informações sobre o curso e como submeter uma candidatura em https://oceanexpert.org/event/3538

Candidaturas até 24 de Abril 2022




  • Course Editor / Instructor: Lilian Krug

NF-POGO Centre of Excellence. OPENMODS

Category: 2022
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Eva-Maria Brodte
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Baerbel Wichmann

NF-POGO Centre of Excellence. GIS

Category: 2022
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Eva-Maria Brodte
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Baerbel Wichmann

NF-POGO Centre of Excellence. The Big Picture

Category: 2022
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Eva-Maria Brodte
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Baerbel Wichmann

Supporting Marine Earth Observation Educators

Category: 2022
Language: English
RTC/STC: RTC Belgium
Affiliates: EUMETSAT
Mode of Delivery: Online
IOC Programme: IODE
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
The purpose of this training workshop is to share knowledge, skills, resources and training techniques so that attendees are able to independently train others on available Earth Observation (EO) data and tools. During the course, participants will work with others to create their own (learning) artefacts. This is an interactive knowledge exchange workshop, not a technical training event. Aims and objectives:  To support marine and earth observation educators in their training activities, by sharing Copernicus Marine data resources and exchanging experience of different learning approaches. To foster a community of marine EO educators who can collaborate in future. To co-create learning artefacts that can used in participants own training activities and more broadly by the Earth obse…
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Aida Alvera-Azcárate
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Claudia Delgado
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Hayley Evers-King
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Ben Loveday
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Fabrice Messal
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Etud Moulaye
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Cheikh Ould Moulaye
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Greg Reed
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Ana Belen Ruescas
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Christine Träger-Chatterjee
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Madalina Ungur
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Romane Zufic

NF-POGO Centre of Excellence. Ocean Data Management module

Category: 2022
Language: English
RTC/STC: RTC Belgium
Affiliates: POGO CofE
Mode of Delivery: Onsite
IOC Programme: IODE
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
This 2 week-long module on Ocean Data Management is part of the Nippon Foundation-POGO Centre of Excellence (NF-POGO CofE) and hosted by AWI (cohort 2022). This module is part of an intensive training course for young professionals at the post-graduate level, ten months in duration, with an intake of ten trainees per year. The course is sponsored by the Nippon Foundation and hosted by the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research. This module provides a comprehensive introduction to a wide variety of earth science datasets, formats and analysis software. Students will learn and practice methods using a common ocean area, and they are expected to create a personal project of data products for a marine region of their own choosing. Personal projects are presented…
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Lilian Krug
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Greg Reed

Marine Data Management, Governance and the MEDIN toolset

Category: 2022
Language: English
RTC/STC: RTC Belgium
Affiliates: MEDIN
Mode of Delivery: Online
IOC Programme: IODE
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
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.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: MEDIN Admin
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Roseanna Wright

Vessel-based ocean monitoring with applications to R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen surveys

Category: 2022
Language: English
RTC/STC: RTC Belgium
Affiliates: FAO
Mode of Delivery: Blended
IOC Programme: IODE
Country: Norway (NO)
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
The course has two main objectives:
(i) to develop skills among marine environmental scientists participating in the EAF-Nansen Programme to perform onboard duties during surveys concerning the quality control, post-processing and reporting of the physical oceanography data,
(ii) to introduce tools that will enable scientists from partner countries to access and use the collected historical time series at their home institutions (e.g. for preparing publications, reports, etc.).
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Antonio Hoguane
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Clousa Maueua
  • Course Editor / Instructor: cristian munoz mas
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Kouadio Benjamin NGUESSAN
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Mika Odido
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Harrison Ong'anda
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Marek Ostrowski
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Greg Reed
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Anja van der Plas

Ocean Data Management

Category: 2022
Language: English
RTC/STC: RTC Belgium
Affiliates: VLIZ
Mode of Delivery: Online
IOC Programme: IODE
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
Ocean Data Management (Self-Paced). This course will take place online between 28 March - 6 May 2022 (call for applications closed 26 February 2022).
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Claudia Delgado
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Cheikh Ould Moulaye
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Leen Vandepitte

Ocean Best Practices

Category: 2022
Language: English
RTC/STC: RTC Belgium
Mode of Delivery: Online
IOC Programme: Ocean Best Practices
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher

This course is an introduction to the Ocean Best Practices System. A
best practice is a methodology that has repeatedly produced superior
results relative to other methodologies with the same objective; to be
fully elevated to a best practice, a promising method should be adopted
and employed by multiple organizations.This short course provides an
overview of the importance and relevance of using and sharing Ocean Best
Practices and Standards, as well as on how to create, submit, share and
search for Best Practices in the Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS)
repository. This course is intended for University students, researchers
and ocean practitioners in general. It does not provide a certificate.


  • Course Editor / Instructor: Claudia Delgado
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Ana Lara Lopez
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Pauline Simpson
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Rebecca Zitoun

Earth Observation data and techniques for fisheries management

Category: 2022
Language: English
RTC/STC: RTC Ghana
Mode of Delivery: Online
IOC Programme: IODE
Country: Ghana (GH)
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
Fishing vessel traffic data derived from Automatic Identification System (AIS) has become an essential component for building fisheries intelligence.  Enforce and related fisheries management strategies rely on such information to curb illegal fishing, plan and implement policies for the sustainability of marine living resources.  Fisheries managers and enforcers require specialized skills to processes the large volume of positional, navigational and voyage related information embedded in AIS data.  Open-source programming software such as Python has lots of third-party modules for building packages and functions.  This makes Python an asset for the creation of customized data processing, analyses and visualization to support in making informed decisions…
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Kwame Agyekum
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Benjamin Botwe

World Register of Marine Species (for editors)

Category: 2022
Language: English
RTC/STC: RTC Belgium
Affiliates: VLIZ
Mode of Delivery: Online
IOC Programme: OBIS
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
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. Attendance by invitation only.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Wim Decock
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Stefanie Dekeyzer
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Leen Vandepitte

Áreas Marinas Protegidas

Category: 2021
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
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 del CDB, los objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible 13 y 14 y el Decenio de las ciencias oceánicas. 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…
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Nestor Ardila
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Carolina García Valencia
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Angela Lopez

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

Category: 2021
Language: Spanish
RTC/STC: RTC Colombia
Mode of Delivery: Online
IOC Programme: MSP
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
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

Culturing and microscopy techniques for the analysis of phytoplankton diversity

Category: 2021
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
Phytoplankton comprises a range of very different organism from tiny and almost featureless picoplankton taxa to large diatoms and dinoflagellates nearing 1 mm in diameter. They essentially form the base of the food web and therefore a detailed knowledge of this diverse group of organisms is vital for developing an understanding of marine communities and their interactions with their environment and with each other. Unfortunately, the diversity of methods available for the quantitative and qualitative analysis is almost as diverse as the phytoplankton itself. This course will take you through the most important methodologies for quantitative and qualitative (non-molecular) biodiversity assessments of phytoplankton.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Alex Kraberg

Educating about the Ocean: Waves of change

Category: 2021
Language: English
RTC/STC: RTC Belgium
Mode of Delivery: Online
IOC Programme: Ocean Best Practices
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
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

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

Category: 2021
Language: English
RTC/STC: RTC Belgium
Mode of Delivery: Online
IOC Programme: Ocean Literacy
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
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

Fundamentals of Ocean Floor Mapping

Category: 2021
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
The course provides an overview of the ocean's seafloor, its features,
properties and tools used to describe the seafloor. The course shall
contribute to the goals of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for
Sustainable Development, specifically the three societal outcomes that
are critical in ocean mapping: a) a healthy and resilient ocean b; a
predicted ocean and c) a transparent and accessible ocean.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Harrison Ong'anda