Bringing the Ocean to Society
7 Jan 2019
Call for applications: OceanTeacher Global Academy (OTGA) Training Course
The course title "Discovery & Use of Operational Ocean Data Products & Services" and the deadline for application is 15 January.

UNESCO/IODE is pleased to inform that the period for applications for the Training Course on Discovery & Use of Operational Ocean Data Products & Services is open between 13 December 2018 until 15 January 2019.

All information, including a course flyer, can be found here

Course Overview

This course will provide knowledge and hands-on experience for the data, satellites and instrumentation, access and formats, tools and software for operational activities. A pre-course phase of the training will provide an essential overview of data, products and tools used to monitor the ocean and will focus on preparation for the classroom phase where students will work on a short project to learn more about the data and its applications.

Aims and Objectives

  *   Introduction to methods to access and download data and products used in operational oceanography

  *   Understanding of data and products to be used for specific applications

  *   Understanding of key types of satellite measurements used to monitor the ocean

Learning Outcomes

  *   Introduction to a wide range of data and products to improve marine analysis

  *   Overview of airborne and satellite data available for marine and coastal research

  *   Awareness of data processing and file formats

  *   Use of tools to access and visualize data scripting languages to work with marine satellite data

Target Audience

The target audience includes, but not limited to, the following:

  *   Researchers with an interest in working with satellite based and real time ocean observation data

  *   Ocean and coastal data managers

  *   PhD students and Post-Docs

NOTE: Priority will be given to participants originating from Europe and North African countries. UNESCO is committed to promote gender equality. Therefore, applications from women are strongly encouraged.

Course Pre-requisites

  *   General knowledge of oceanography

  *   Experience with computer programming languages will be an advantage

  *   Good working knowledge of English

  *   Need to bring own laptop

  *   Candidates must successfully complete an online pre-course phase to be eligible to join the face-to-face classroom phase.

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to all successful students.

The UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE is certified as a Learning Services Provider (ISO 29990:2010).

The OceanTeacher Global Academy is a Project of IOC/IODE supported by the Flanders-UNESCO Trust Fund (FUST) of the Government of Flanders, Belgium.

Application process

Please fill in the online application form on https://otga.wufoo.com/forms/s1r08pg8143tlzz/ or https://bit.ly/2zU1ggY  no later than 15 January 2019.

Do not leave for the last minute since the system will close automatically. In case you have any questions please contact the organisers well in advance: given time differences and the holiday period you may not get a reply to your questions immediately.

No tuition fee applies. Both full- and co-sponsoring are available for a limited number of participants. For detailed information on how to apply check the OceanTeacher Global Academy website (http://bit.ly/2ACZY9r).

In case of questions please contact the OTGA Secretariat on training@iode.org always indicating as subject 'OTGA Training Course: Discovery & Use of Operational Ocean Data Products & Services, 11 – 15 March 2019, Oostende, Belgium’