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"Training Course on Emerging Trends in Ocean Observations and Ocean Data Analysis"
during July 04 - 15, 2016
Organized by
International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOocean) / INCOIS-POGO
ESSO-INCOIS, Hyderabad, India

Brochure - Training Course on Emerging trends in Ocean Observations and Ocean Data Analysis during July 04 - 15, 2016

About the Course:

Operational oceanography involves reliable, long term observations of the world's oceans, rapid interpretation and dissemination of data and generation of products and advisories that can be distributed to users in near real time. The recent advances made in observational technologies in the fields of sensors, platforms and real-time communications now provide unpr ecedented capability to observe the oceans in detail. Scientists worldwide are working towards the establishment of a comprehensive network of observational instruments that will criss-cross the world's oceans. Data from such ocean observation systems are delivered both in real-time and delayed mode to the scientific community. These data are extensively used in operational weather, ocean and climate forecasting. These systems provide critical data for assimilation in ocean analysis and forecast models. The new knowledge acquired from these observing systems has led to improved understanding of different phenomena and processes of the global tropical ocean basins, particularly of the Indian ocean-monsoon coupled system. With evolving technological developments, we have new challenges and opportunities for the ocean community. However, it is necessary to enhance the capacity of some of the countries to make the much required ocean observations and train personnel to use the data from them.

The training programme will address these issues for the capacity building of the countries in the Indian Ocean region, leading to better utilization of the high quality data sets and better services to the people in this region.

Course Objectives :

The lectures will cover the following broad topics:

  • An overview of recent advances in ocean observations, data sets and applications
  • Fundamentals of time series analysis techniques (Filters in time and space, Fourier analysis, Confidence tests, EOF)
  • An overview of ocean models and data sets, quality assessment of operational ocean forecasts
  • Hands-on exercises on analysis of data
  • Faculty Members:

    • Dr. Eric D'Asaro, Applied Physics Laboratory and School of Oceanography, University of Washington, USA
    • Dr. J. Thomas Farrar, Department of Physical Oceanography , Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
    • Dr. M Ravichandran, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services, Hyderabad, India
    • Dr. V. Venugopal, Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
    • Dr. V. Vinu, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India
    • Dr. Francis P A, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services, Hyderabad, India

    In addition, scientists from INCOIS, Hyderabad and other Indian institutions will be part of the faculty.

    Who can apply?

    University students pursuing their research career in Oceanography, staff of operational oceanographic centres, Government departments and decision makers involved with oceanographic research and services. Priority will be given to participants from Indian Ocean rim countries. ITCOocean, being part of UNESCO is committed to promote gender equality. Therefore, applications from women are strongly encouraged.

    Prerequisites

    Masters or PhD in Meteorology/Oceanography/Atmospheric Science/Physics.

    Basic Mathematics (at Graduate/Post-Graduate level) and computer skills will be assumed.

    Venue:

    The training course will be held at Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad (India). INCOIS has a state-of-the-art E-Class room facility for conducting training programmes. In addition, it has facility to link participants, guest faculty from different parts of the world in the class room mode, a well maintained computer laboratory with desk top computers/laptops, satellite ground station to receive satellite data, dedicated internet access to provide real time data. The training course is co-sponsored by the Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO). POGO is a partnership of institutions involved in oceanographic observations, scientific research, operational services, education and training. POGO Secretariat is hosted by Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom.

    Course Fee and Financial support:

    There is no course fee charged for the training course. The participants are expected to make their own arrangements for all expenses. However, INCOIS can provide accommodation at their Hostel for selected candidates on payment basis. Preference in admission will be given to candidates who are supported by their own organizations.

    Important Dates :

    • Last date of Application Submission: 25th May, 2016
    • Intimation to Selected candidates: 25th May, 2016
    • Course Date: 04th July, 2016 - 15th July, 2016

    Notes :

    • Medium of instruction is English only
    • While filling the online application form make sure that your highest degree with Mathematics as one of the subject is entered along with other qualifications.
    • Interested candidates should upload the following documents:
      • latest passport photograph
      • Endorsement letter (from research guide, Employer or host organization, in case of asking sponsorship)
      • copy of first page of the passport (only for foreign participants)
    • Both full-and-co-sponsoring are available for a limited number of foreign participants. The selection of participants who will be sponsored will take into consideration :
      • applicant country's development status
      • endorsement of the candidate's application by his/her employer and any co-sponsoring
      • expected impact of the training for applicant's institution
      • possibility of any co-sponsorship (co-sponsorship is an asset for selection)
      • highest priority will be given to participants originating from the Indian Ocean rim countries
    • Incase of any difficulty in uploading send email to webmaster@incois.gov.in / itcoocean@incois.gov.in
    • Online application will be available from 15th April, 2016

    Agenda / Programme

    DAY-1: July 4, 2016
    Monday
    DAY-2: July 5,2016
    Tuesday
    DAY-3: July 6,2016
    Wednesday
    DAY-4: July 7,2016
    Thursday
    DAY-5: July 8,2016
    Friday
    09.30-11.00 L1: Recent advances in Oceam Observations by
    Eric D'Asaro [  Video ]
    L4: Recent asvances in Ocean Observations Eric D'Asaro L9: Fourier Analysis Thomas Farrar
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    L9: Brief on Marine Ecosystem Observations and Data V.Vinu [Video  ] L11: Introduction to numerical Ocean Models by Abhishek Chatterjee
    11.00 - 11.30 Tea Break Tea Break Tea Break Tea Break Tea Break
    11.30 - 1300 L2: Real-time Communications Ocean Observations Systems by M.Jeyamani
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    L8: Filters in Time and Space by Thomas Farrer
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    L10: Fourier Analysis by Thomas Farrar L19: Bio-geo-chemical observations:Indian Ocean Scenario by V.Venugopal)
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    L15: Confidence Level tests by V.Venugopal) 
    13.00-14.00 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
    14.00-15.30 L3: Recent advances in Ocean Observations Eric D'Asro L7: Filters in Time and Space by Thomas Farrar
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    Practical Session:
    V.Vinu
    L2: Indian Ocean Observations and applications by M.Ravichandran
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    15.30-16.00 Tea Break Tea Break Tea Break Tea Break Tea Break
    16.00-17.30 Introduction to Practicals Amab/Practicals Amab/Prerna/Biswamoy Practical Session:
    Amab/Prerna/Biswamoy
    Practical Sessions:
    V.Vinu
    L6: Indian Ocean Observations and applications by M.Ravichandran
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    DAY-6: July 11, 2016
    Monday
    DAY-7: July 12,2016
    Tuesday
    DAY-8: July 13,2016
    Wednesday
    DAY-9: July 14,2016
    Thursday
    DAY-10: July 15,2016
    Friday
    09.30-11.00 L16: Hypothesis testing by V.Venugopal L16: Empirical Orthogonal Functions by V.Venugopal   L12: Oceanographic Data Sets by TVS.Uday Bhasker
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    L22: Applications of Ocean Data in Oper.Oceanography.Data Assimilation by Arya Paul
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    L25: Project Presentation by Amab Download [ Group1 /Group2 / Group3 /Group4 /Group5 /]
    11.00 - 11.30 Tea Break Tea Break Tea Break Tea Break Tea Break
    11.30 - 1300 L16: Hypothesis testing by V.Venugopal L17: Empirical Orthogonal Functions by V.Venugopal L13: Oceanographic Data Sets by TVS Uday Bhasker
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    L23: Application of Ocaen Data in Opearation Oceanography : OSE Shiva Reddy
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    L25: Project Presentation by Amab Download [ Group6 /Group7 / Group8 /Group9 ]
    13.00-14.00 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
    14.00-15.30 Practical Session :
    Arnab/Prerna/Biswamoy
    Practical Session :
    Arnab/Prerna/Biswamoy
    Practical Session: Oceanographic Data Sets by TVS Uday Bhasker/Praveen Kumar L4: Indian Ocean Expectations by MS.GirishKumar
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    Test
    Closing Ceremony
    15.30-16.00 Tea Break Tea Break Tea Break Tea Break Tea Break
    16.00-17.30 Practical Session :
    Arnab/Prerna/Biswamoy
    Practical Session:
    Amab/Prerna/Biswamoy
    Practical Session : Oceanographic Data Sets TVS Uday Bhaskar/Praveen Kumar L24: Introductin to numerical Ocean Models by Abhishek Chatterjee Visit to INCOIS Facility : (TWES,OSF, PFZ )

    E ric D'Asaro , Applied Physics Laboratory and School of Oceanography, University of Washington, USA
    J. Thomas Farrar , Department of Physical Oceanography , Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
    M Ravichandran , Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad
    V . Venugopal , Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
    V i nu K Valsala, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
    M Jeyamani, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad
    TV S Uday Bhaskar, Praveen Kumar Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad
    A rya Paul, M. S. Girish Kumar, Siva Reddy, Abhisek Chatterjee Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad
    A rnab Mukharjee/Biswamoy Paul/Prerna Singh , Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad

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