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Earth Observation data and techniques for fisheries management

FishMan_2022

Earth Observation data and techniques for fisheries management

Ghana
Training Center

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.


International Phytoplankton Intercomparison 2022

IPI 2022

International Phytoplankton Intercomparison 2022

Hab
Training Center

International Phytoplankton Intercomparison

Ocean Acidification

Ocean Acidification_2022

Ocean Acidification

Belgium
Training Center

This is an introduction to ocean acidification. The course structure may in future be adapted to prepare participants for hands on training courses in ocean acidification measurements. The course is structured into several chapters, each with modules covering specific topics.

Ocean Best Practices

OBPS2022

Ocean Best Practices

Belgium
Training Center

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.

Ocean Data Management

ODM2022

Ocean Data Management

Belgium
Training Center

Ocean Data Management (Self-Paced). This course will take place online between 28 March - 6 May 2022 (call for applications closed 26 February 2022).

Supporting Marine Earth Observation Educators

SMEE_2022

Supporting Marine Earth Observation Educators

Belgium
Training Center

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 observation community.
Full details including on how to apply available on the UNESCO/IOC calendar . The deadline to submit an application is 14 April 2022 (23:59 CET: Central European Time).

The Ocean Forecast System Course: Coastal Resilience and Disaster Risk

OFS2022

The Ocean Forecast System Course: Coastal Resilience and Disaster Risk

Indonesia
Training Center

The Ocean Forecast System provides information on early marine weather conditions, especially during extreme events. The next level of the Ocean Forecast System utilization is to understand the coastal resilience in order to be able to mitigate the disaster risk. This course brings the practical and analytical knowledge of the Ocean Forecast System (OFS) to approach and analyze coastal resilience, and then mitigate the disaster risk, during extreme events, in particular.

Tsunami Awareness

Tsunami Awareness2021

Tsunami Awareness

Itic
Training Center

Tsunamis are low frequency natural hazards but high impact events that may cause loss of lives and assets.
This online course provides a review of basic tsunami science to provide a basic understanding of tsunami phenomenon, tsunami hazard and tsunami risk, the tsunami warning processes and products, tsunami preparedness for coastal communities, and the TsunamiReady concept and guidelines for its implementation.

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

EAF_NANSEN2022

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

Belgium
Training Center

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.).

World Register of Marine Species (for editors)

WoRMS_Editors

World Register of Marine Species (for editors)

Belgium
Training Center

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.

Culturing and microscopy techniques for the analysis of phytoplankton diversity

MicTechPhyto_2021

Culturing and microscopy techniques for the analysis of phytoplankton diversity

Belgium
Training Center

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.

Discovery and Use of Operational Ocean Data Products and Services

DUOOPS_2021

Discovery and Use of Operational Ocean Data Products and Services

India
Training Center

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.

The course is aimed to provide an introduction to operational oceanography, discovery and use of operational ocean data products and services, hands on for visualizing the in situ, remote sensing and model derived data products.

Educating about the Ocean: Waves of change

OL_Edu_2021

Educating about the Ocean: Waves of change

Belgium
Training Center

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 work.

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

OL_Edu_2021_SelfPaced

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

Belgium
Training Center

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 work.

This is a self paced course and no feedback will be provided, neither a Certificate. The course will be available until December 2021.

For specific questions about this course please contact: oceanliteracy@unesco.org.

Fundamentals of Ocean Floor Mapping

FOFM_2021

Fundamentals of Ocean Floor Mapping

Kenya
Training Center

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.

HAB International Phytoplankton Intercalibration

HAB IPI 2021

HAB International Phytoplankton Intercalibration

Belgium
Training Center

HAB International Phytoplankton Intercalibration (IPI) proficiency testing scheme for all relevant laboratories globally.

Identification of Marine Harmful Algal Bloom Species

Marine HAB_2021

Identification of Marine Harmful Algal Bloom Species

Belgium
Training Center

IOC Training Course on Identification of Harmful Marine Microalgae.