Sustainable use of Marine Resources

Courses tagged with "Sustainable use of Marine Resources"

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

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.).

Earth Observation data and techniques for fisheries management
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Earth Observation data and techniques for fisheries management

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 in the management of natural resources.   

This training course will provide participants an understanding of the movement of fishing vessels and skills in processing AIS data.


World Register of Marine Species (for editors)
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World Register of Marine Species (for editors)

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.

Curso-Taller REDCAM 2021: Estandarización de las mediciones analíticas requeridas para la estimación del Índice de Calidad de Aguas Marinas y Costeras – ICAM
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Curso-Taller REDCAM 2021: Estandarización de las mediciones analíticas requeridas para la estimación del Índice de Calidad de Aguas Marinas y Costeras – ICAM

El curso proporciona las herramientas para las mediciones analíticas de las variables empleadas para calcular el Índice de Calidad de Aguas Marinas y Costeras -ICAM, siguiendo un protocolo estandarizado que asegure la calidad y homogeneidad de los resultados, para ser comparables a nivel nacional. Además, se bridarán conceptos básicos, forma de calcular, reportar e interpretar el ICAM, a través de aplicaciones de casos prácticos.

Publicación y gestión de datos de biodiversidad marina (The Ocean Biodiversity Information System - OBIS)
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Publicación y gestión de datos de biodiversidad marina (The Ocean Biodiversity Information System - OBIS)

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.

Seaweed diversity: an Ecuadorian perspective (Tropical East Pacific)

Seaweed diversity: an Ecuadorian perspective (Tropical East Pacific)

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).

Contributing datasets to EMODnet Biology

Contributing datasets to EMODnet Biology

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.