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Courses tagged with "mode_of_delivery::self-paced"

Ocean Data Management 2024
Online

SP_ODM2024

Ocean Data Management 2024

Belgium
Training Center

This online, fully self-paced training course provides a comprehensive introduction to the management of marine data, including the guiding principles of data management and typical responsibilities for data managers, data stewards and scientists.

This course is developed by, and for, marine data managers, data stewards and researchers, working in institutions responsible for the collection and good management of marine data.

During this training course, you will be introduced to several general aspects related to the management of marine data, including, metadata, quality control, data policy, data sharing and publishing, data management plans and the research data life cycle. By the end of this course, you will be able to describe and implement the core tasks required for the processing of marine data, explain the importance of metadata, advise researchers on the research data life cycle and explain why a good data management plan is key from the very first initiation steps of a project.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this training, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the phases of the Research Data Life Cycle
  • Explain the concept of a Data Management Plan
  • Explain the concept and importance of metadata
  • identify suitable file formats for data preservation and sharing
  • Identify appropriate repositories for your data 
  • Summarise the goal of assigning a data licence
  • Explain the common concerns related to data reuse

Target audience

Marine data managers, data stewards and researchers, working in institutions responsible for the collection and good management of marine data.

This is a self-taught course that includes quizzes designed to help learners assess their own learning at regular intervals.

Course duration

The course will be delivered online between 1 February 2024 and 30 April 2024. The estimated time to complete the self-paced course is approximately 35 hours.

Learner Assessment

This is a self-taught course that includes quizzes designed to help learners assess their own learning at regular intervals. In order to successfully complete the course and award a Certificate at the end, the following is mandatory:

  • complete all lessons in each Module of the course;
  • complete all quizzes (70% minimum score for each quiz);

Note: submitting the course feedback survey is mandatory to obtain the course certificate.

How to enrol

Please register on the OceanExpert website (www.oceanexpert.org). Once your OceanExpert account is approved (this is not done immediately), you can self-enrol in the course. If you already have an OceanExpert account, you can self-enrol in the course using your OceanExpert username and password. Enrolment is available until 15 April 2024.

First log-in OceanTeacher, then access the course page and click on self-enrollment.

The enrolment key is ODM*2024

For any questions please contact the OTGA Secretariat (ioc.training@unesco.org) always using the name of the course as email subject.

There are no tuition fees. 

UNESCO is committed to promote equal access principles. Applications from minority or under-represented groups are strongly encouraged.

Ocean Data Management 2023
Online

SP_ODM2023

Ocean Data Management 2023

Belgium
Training Center

This online, fully self-paced training course provides a comprehensive introduction to the management of marine data, including the guiding principles of data management and typical responsibilities for data managers, data stewards and scientists.

This course is developed by, and for, marine data managers, data stewards and researchers, working in institutions responsible for the collection and good management of marine data.

During this training course, you will be introduced to several general aspects related to the management of marine data, including, metadata, quality control, data policy, data sharing and publishing, data management plans and the research data life cycle. By the end of this course, you will be able to describe and implement the core tasks required for the processing of marine data, explain the importance of metadata, advise researchers on the research data life cycle and explain why a good data management plan is key from the very first initiation steps of a project.

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

SP_OL_Edu_2023

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

Belgium
Training Center

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 self-taught course that includes presentations, references and quizzes designed to help learners assess their own learning at regular intervals. In order to successfully complete the course and receive a Certificate, it is a requirement to complete all quizzes ((unlimited attempts allowed).

To enrol, please register on the OceanExpert website (www.oceanexpert.org). Once your OceanExpert account is Approved, you can self-enrol in the course. If you already have an OceanExpert account, you can self-enrol in the course using your OceanExpert user name and password.

The enrolment key is OL**2024

This is a self paced course and no feedback will be provided. For specific questions about this course please contact: oceanliteracy@unesco.org.

Ocean Literacy: Why the ocean should matter to us all (Self Paced)
Online

SP_OL_Gen2023

Ocean Literacy: Why the ocean should matter to us all (Self Paced)

Belgium
Training Center

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  provides 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 participants to incorporate Ocean Literacy in their work and everyday lives.

This is a self-taught course that includes presentations, references and quizzes designed to help learners assess their own learning at regular intervals. In order to successfully complete the course and receive a Certificate, it is a requirement to complete all quizzes ((unlimited attempts allowed).

To enrol, please register on the OceanExpert website (www.oceanexpert.org). Once your OceanExpert account is Approved, you can self-enrol in the course. If you already have an OceanExpert account, you can self-enrol in the course using your OceanExpert user name and password.

The enrolment key is OL**2024

This is a self paced course and no feedback will be provided. For specific questions about this course please contact: oceanliteracy@unesco.org

Mainstreaming Ocean Literacy in Governance (Self Paced)
Online

SP_OL_Gov2023

Mainstreaming Ocean Literacy in Governance (Self Paced)

Belgium
Training Center

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 self-taught course that includes presentations, references and quizzes designed to help learners assess their own learning at regular intervals. In order to successfully complete the course and receive a Certificate, it is a requirement to complete all quizzes ((unlimited attempts allowed).

To enrol, please register on the OceanExpert website (www.oceanexpert.org). Once your OceanExpert account is Approved, you can self-enrol in the course. If you already have an OceanExpert account, you can self-enrol in the course using your OceanExpert user name and password.

The enrolment key is OL**2024

This is a self paced course and no feedback will be provided. For specific questions about this course please contact: oceanliteracy@unesco.org.

iSea Stories: Understanding the Ocean for Media and Press (Self Paced)
Online

SP_OL_Media_2023

iSea Stories: Understanding the Ocean for Media and Press (Self Paced)

Belgium
Training Center

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 self-taught course that includes presentations, references and quizzes designed to help learners assess their own learning at regular intervals. In order to successfully complete the course and receive a Certificate, it is a requirement to complete all quizzes ((unlimited attempts allowed).

To enrol, please register on the OceanExpert website (www.oceanexpert.org). Once your OceanExpert account is Approved, you can self-enrol in the course. If you already have an OceanExpert account, you can self-enrol in the course using your OceanExpert user name and password.

The enrolment key is OL**2024

This is a self paced course and no feedback will be provided. For specific questions about this course please contact: oceanliteracy@unesco.org.

IOC/OTGA/OL: Ocean Literacy Training for architects and urban planners (self-paced)
Online

SP_OLArchitect2023

IOC/OTGA/OL: Ocean Literacy Training for architects and urban planners (self-paced)

Belgium
Training Center

The ocean is intrinsically connected to our lives, our coast, our heritage, architecture, and to how our cities are planned. Ocean Literacy (OL) is the understanding of human influence on the ocean and the ocean’s influence on people. 

This course will provide architects, urban planners, marine planners, and designers with an overview of the importance of the ocean and how to consider it when planning and designing. It will showcase examples of how the ocean can be considered in diverse scales, from the design of a small product that can later connect to the ocean with its materials, the design of buildings and infrastructure that interact with the architecture and infrastructure and the overall planning of our cities, which have a deep interaction with our oceanic common systems. This training aims to provide professionals with diverse tools so they can consider sustainable ways to consider the ocean in their decision-making process.

This is a self-taught course that includes presentations, references and quizzes designed to help learners assess their own learning at regular intervals. In order to successfully complete the course and receive a Certificate, it is a requirement to complete all quizzes ((unlimited attempts allowed).

To enrol, please register on the OceanExpert website (www.oceanexpert.org). Once your OceanExpert account is Approved, you can self-enrol in the course. If you already have an OceanExpert account, you can self-enrol in the course using your OceanExpert user name and password.

The enrolment key is OL**2024

This is a self paced course and no feedback will be provided. For specific questions about this course please contact: oceanliteracy@unesco.org.

PacMAN eDNA: Marine Invasive Species Early Detection: Utilising Molecular Tools_2023 (self-paced)
Online

SP_PacMAN eDNA 2023

PacMAN eDNA: Marine Invasive Species Early Detection: Utilising Molecular Tools_2023 (self-paced)

Belgium
Training Center

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.