Bringing the Ocean to Society
5 Nov 2018
UNESCO/IODE/IOC Training Course on spectral analysis of tides and their applications
Mozambique | 21 - 25 January 2019 | Deadline: 18 Nov 2018

The programme International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO informs that the period for applications for the training course on Spectral Analysis of Tides and their Applications is open until November 18, 2018. 

The course provides an introduction to the phenomenon of tides (elevation and currents) and their importance for coastal ecology and development, fishing operations, port management, water sports and other maritime services and natural power generation from the sea. The course will include a theoretical introduction on tidal forces and their constituents, equipment used for tide measurement, data acquisition, processing, analysis and interpretation for different applications. 

Participants will gain knowledge about tide analysis and forecasting using the t-tide program, and will be encouraged to use sea data from their institutions and / or countries of origin and process them for their specific needs. Participants will develop individual or group projects for presentation at the end of the course. 


  • Introduction to the fundamentals of tides and their influence on ecology and coastal processes, maritime services and activities occurring in the maritime and coastal areas.
  • Introduction to the processing of tidal data (elevation and tidal currents), analysis and forecasting.
  • Introduction to tidal forecasting applications.


Detailed information at https://www.oceanexpert.net/event/2341

Target Audience

  • Oceanographic and coastal data managers.
  • Port and fishing fleet managers.
  • Officials of institutions providing marine services (hydrographic, meteorological, fisheries).
  • Officials from public, private and NGO institutions that use tidal data.
  • University professors, researchers and students of higher education.

Priority will be given to participants from PALOP (African Portuguese Speaking Countries). UNESCO promotes gender equality and encourages the candidacy of women.

Course Prerequisites

  • Participants must bring their own laptop.
  • Participants should bring tide data and tidal currents of their own, if available.
  • Computer literacy, including the use of Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Experience not using Matlab.
  • Good knowledge of the Portuguese language.

Successful participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.

The course will take place in Portuguese. No registration/gratuity costs apply. Financial support for travel support and/or stay available for a limited number of participants (request to be included in the online application).

All information is available on the IOC website.

Applications can be submitted exclusively online until November 18, 2018.

For more information

Coordinator in Mozambique Prof. António Hoguane (hoguane@yahoo.com.br)

Secretariat: training@iode.org