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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.

Microplástico: natureza, impacto e aplicação prática para monitoramento marinho e costeiro
Online

Microplastico2024

Microplástico: natureza, impacto e aplicação prática para monitoramento marinho e costeiro

Belgium
Training Center

The course aims to provide baseline knowledge about marine litter and microplastic pollution in the ocean for activists working in the field and engaged in monitoring programs. The goals are to enable the participants to understand the reasons that make plastics a material of concern to the ocean and human health, and identify the physical and chemical properties of plastic found in marine compartments.

Participation: Attendance by application (closed January 10, 2024)

Official announcement: https://oceanexpert.org/event/4039


Quality Management System Essentials for NODCs and ADUs 2024
Onsite

QMF2024

Quality Management System Essentials for NODCs and ADUs 2024

Belgium
Training Center

This training workshop provides an introduction for NODCs and ADUs involved in the development, implementation and management of a Quality Management System which will assist in the adoption of comprehensive management practices and increased confidence in the quality of their data, products and services.

Blue-Cloud 2026
Online

Blue_Cloud_2023

Blue-Cloud 2026

Belgium
Training Center

Blue-Cloud 2026 aims at a further evolution of this pilot ecosystem into a Federated European Ecosystem to deliver FAIR & Open data and analytical services, instrumental for deepening research of oceans, EU seas, coastal & inland waters. It develops a thematic marine extension to EOSC for open web-based science, serving the needs of the EU Blue Economy, Marine Environment and Marine Knowledge agendas.

Ocean Data Analysis with R Programming for Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOPs) - Africa
Online

ECOP-R_2023

Ocean Data Analysis with R Programming for Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOPs) - Africa

Belgium
Training Center

The course serves as an introduction to R programming language and software environment (RStudio) for data exploration, cleaning, organizing, analysis and visualization. Relevant oceanographic (physical, chemical and biological) datasets will be used in the training, making it easy to relate, understand and apply the course concept. The course is designed for Early Career Ocean Professionals, hence, no prior experience is required. 

Ocean Data Analysis with R Programming for Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOPs) (Asia)
Online

ECOP-R_2023-2

Ocean Data Analysis with R Programming for Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOPs) (Asia)

Belgium
Training Center

The course serves as an introduction to R programming language and software environment (RStudio) for data exploration, cleaning, organizing, analysis and visualization. Relevant oceanographic (physical, chemical and biological) datasets will be used in the training, making it easy to relate, understand and apply the course concept. The course is designed for Early Career Ocean Professionals, hence, no prior experience is required. 

Culturing and microscopy techniques for the analysis of phytoplankton diversity 2023
Onsite

MicTechPhyto_2023

Culturing and microscopy techniques for the analysis of phytoplankton diversity 2023

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.

Contributing and publishing datasets to OBIS (self-paced)
Online

OBIS2023EN

Contributing and publishing datasets to OBIS (self-paced)

Belgium
Training Center

This training course is self-guided and designed to teach learners how to structure datasets to contribute to OBIS. The course will guide users step-by-step through the OBIS data life cycle, including: identifying an appropriate data structure, applying Darwin Core Archive formatting, conducting quality control steps, publishing data, and accessing data from OBIS.  Watch the video below for a brief overview and introduction by the course instructor, Elizabeth Lawrence.

 

 

Learning goals

At the end of this training, learners should be able to:
  • Understand Darwin Core (DwC) standards 
  • Format datasets following DwC standards
  • Publish datasets to OBIS using an IPT
  • Access data that has been published to OBIS

Target audience

Anyone with marine biodiversity data interested in publishing data to OBIS, OBIS nodes, or those who need to review specific steps in the data publication process.

Course content
Module 1. Introduction to data publishing and Darwin Core
Module 2. Introduction to data formatting
Module 3. Formatting data tables
Module 4. DNA Derived Data
Module 5. Controlled Vocabulary
Module 6. Conducting Quality Control
Module 7. Publishing your Data
Module 8. Accessing Data from OBIS
 
(~ 32 hours workload, asynchronously)

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 (80% minimum score for each quiz, unlimited attempts for each quiz, 30-minute time limit for each attempt);
  • submit the assignments and receive a minimum grade of 80% or 'satisfactory' according to the exercise type.

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

Pre-requisites:

  • a working knowledge of English
  • background knowledge in biological and marine sciences
  • basic computer skills (either Windows or Mac systems)
  • the ability to be self-directed in learning new technology skills (e.g. following a step-by-step tutorial, online video help, or access to support to learn necessary skills)

Technology requirements

To complete this course, participants should have access to:

  • Latest version of either Chrome, Edge, Firefox, or Safari web browsers
  • Access to internet

Course duration and format

The course will be delivered online between 2nd October 2023 and 16 February 2023. The estimated time to complete the self-paced course is approximately 32 hours.

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 OBIS*MASTERCLASS

The course is available until 16 February 2024. Enrolment is available until 3 February 2024

Any specific questions about this course please contact: the OBIS secretariat (helpdesk@obis.org) always using the name of the course as email subject.

This training course has been developed with financial support from NORAD and LifeWatch ERIC.

Contributing datasets to EMODnet Biology 2023
Online

SP_EMODnetBiology2023

Contributing datasets to EMODnet Biology 2023

Belgium
Training Center

The EMODnet Biology/EurOBIS team created the course as a means to assist data providers in understanding the project and its interaction with other international initiatives like OBIS and GBIF, and to provide step-by-step training in data reformatting and quality control ahead of submission. Upon completion of the course, data providers should be able to independently standardize their data to Darwin Core and resolve any quality issues.

Learning goals

At the end of this training, learners should be able to:
  • Gain understanding of the EMODnet Biology project and how it interlinks with other European and international initiatives in the field of biodiversity knowledge.
  • Recognize the importance of sharing biological data, taking into account the FAIR principles.
  • Develop skills to correctly format biological data to EMODnet Biology and EurOBIS formats.
  • Gain knowledge on the required quality control steps and on the importance of interoperability.

Target audience

Anyone interested in marine biodiversity data.

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

How to enroll

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

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

The enrolment key is EMODNETBio**2023

For any questions please contact the OTGA Secretariat (ioc.training@unesco.org) or the EMODnet biology secretariat bio@emodnet.eu" target="_blank" rel="noopener">(bio@emodnet.eu) always using the name of the course as email subject.

There are no tuition fees. 

UNESCO is committed to promoting equal access principles. Applications from minority or underrepresented 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.