ESSO - Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services

(An Autonomous Body under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India)
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Online Training Course
Fundamental of Statistics for Oceanographers using Excel
during January 04 - 07, 2021
Organized by
International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOocean)
ESSO-INCOIS, Hyderabad, India


Statistical methods are being used in many fields and it incorporates highly skillful formulations useful in large data sampling, visualization, validations, approximations etc. This course is aimed to deliver an introduction of various statistical inferences using oceanographic data sets. The online course will be a mix of practical and theory sessions. We will use oceanographic data to teach all the possible techniques that can be implemented with Excel to analyze and visualize the data.

Aims and Objectives

  • To provide an introduction to oceanographic datasets
  • To signify the need for various statistical techniques in oceanography
  • Sampling, processing, and visualisation of datasets
  • Use Excel to performs general statistics need with oceanographic data

Course Contents

  • General introduction to statistical techniques with oceanography data sets
  • Descriptive statistics and additional analyses
  • Basic plotting methods, generation of statistical parameters

Target Audience

  • Students, and research scholars working in the oceanography
  • Ocean, and coastal data managers.

Note: As this is an online training course everyone is encouraged to apply and attend the course. Participants originating from the Indian Ocean rim countries are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Process

Please fill the online application form:

Last date to receive application: December 20, 2020

Selection Criteria

  • Preference shall be given to the applicants working in the field of oceangraphic data management/visualization
  • Motivation as to how the course will be useful and how one will incorporate the outcome after attending the course
  • Level of understanding of statistical concepts

Certificate: At the end of the course each participant will be provided an e-certificate which can be printed and used by the participant.

Course Pre-requisites

  • A little fundamental knowledge of oceanography datasets.
  • Good working knowledge of English language.
  • Familiarity with Excel and basic computer skills.
  • Participants should preferably make their own arrangement to attend the e-class using good internet connection.

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge and understanding of oceanographic datsets
  • Importance of various Statistical metrics in oceanography
  • Oceanography data visualization

Course Dates January 04 - 07, 2021

Faculty Members

The faculty for the course consists of scientists/experts in different fields drawn from the host institute (INCOIS). These experts have long and varied experience in the field of Oceanography, and data handling.


Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)
Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India,
"Ocean Valley", Pragathi Nagar (B.O), Nizampet (S.O)
Hyderabad - 500 090, INDIA


International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOocean)
Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)
(Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India)
"Ocean Valley", Pragathi Nagar (B.O.)
Nizampet (S.O.), HYDERABAD - 500 090

Tel : +91 40 23895000
Fax : +91 40 23895001
Additional informations/queries can be directed to: Ravi K Jha(

Course Schedule


Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

11:30 - 12:30 Session 1

C1: Introduction of the Course and
Oceanographic datasets and datatype

(TVS Udaya Bhaskar [Video]
Ravi K Jha)
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C3: Visualization with Excel
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(Ravi K Jha)

C5: Covariance and Correlation
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Excel ]

(Linta Rose)

C7: T-test, Confidence
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(Rohith B)


14:00 - 15:00
Session 2

C2: Data set-up and Basic Statistics using Excel
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(Ravi K Jha)

C4: Descriptive Statisctics and Error analysis
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(Linta Rose)

C6: Regression Analysis
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(Linta Rose)

C8: Fourier Estimation and Course Closure
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(Linta Rose/Ravi K Jha)

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