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This free online 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.
Through the online AlgaeTraits portal, editors have access to the Aphia platform (the database behind WoRMS) to add new traits and related non-taxonomic information, and to make changes to already existing records. With this course, the AlgaeTraits editors will become more at ease with the online AlgaeTraits editing interface and will learn how to use the available functionalities and tools to standardize their actions and improve the AlgaeTraits and WoRMS databases.
The training course provides an introduction to (genetic) data management and publication through the Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN), as well as an introduction to the GGBN and the use of its data portal, the data standards and several case studies from Latin American institutions that have published data from different types of collections through the GGBN. The course purpose is to give the necessary foundations to professionals from Latin America to use the GGBN data infrastructure for publishing and giving visibility to the information they preserve.
The objective of the course is to provide the necessary knowledge to proceed with the establishment of the outer limit of the continental shelf in accordance with Article 76 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the preparation of the submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS). The legal, scientific and technical aspects involved will be analysed. Argentina's experience, both in the preparation process and in the analysis stage of the submission by the CLCS, will be transmitted.
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
HAB course for the Pacific Islands
HAB course for South Africa and Namibia
PacMAN eDNA 2022
This training course will provide and introduction to sample collection and sorting, including taxonomy and processing for DNA extraction, eDNA and qPCR analyses, as well as a quick guide on the use of the bioinformatics for sequence analysis to in-country (Fiji) managers and technical staff.
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.
OCRS India 2022
Ocean colour analysis is a proven tool for determining the health of
ocean using oceanic biological activity through optical means. Phytoplankton
pigment, chlorophyll, are indicators of equilibrium of CO2
concentration between atmosphere and ocean. The oceanic colour changes 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 sensors 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 estimate the fish stocks. This
training focuses on the basics of marine optics, ocean colour remote sensing,
and its applications such as mapping primary productivity, phytoplankton
classes and algal blooms.
QA&QC 2022 ENG
This training course will focus on raising the awareness for the need
for Quality Assurance and Quality Control on Marine Ecosystem-based
Management. Participants will be introduced to up-to-date best
practices and standards as well as the quality assurance and quality
control on marine ecosystem observation, and marine
instrument measurement testing, specifically on the four important
sectors of the whole process of QA and QC,
namely sensors, laboratory, data processing, and product application.
The course will use case studies relevant for the Western Pacific.
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.
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.
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.