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Online Training Course
"Discovery and Use of Operational Ocean Data Products and Services"
during Aug 31 - 04 Sep, 2020
Organized by
International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOocean)
ESSO-INCOIS, Hyderabad, India


This course will demonstrate the data resources available from operational services of INCOIS. The focus will be on operational activities, various data and data products, outputs from INCOIS services, how to download them and use software to visualize. It will be a mix of practical and theoretical.

Aims and Objectives

  • To provide an introduction to operational oceanography.
  • Discovery and Use of Operational Ocean Data Products and Services.
  • Hands on for Visualizing the in situ, remote sensing and model derived data products.

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge and understanding of operational oceanography.
  • Tasks involved in Operational Analysis and Forecast methods.
  • Oceanographic Data sources, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, monitoring systems and methods.
  • Tools for visualizing the operational ocean data products.

Target Audience

Target audiences include, but not limited to the following:

  • Ocean and coastal data managers.
  • Researchers intending to use operational data products for scientific analysis.
  • Research scholars at various universities.

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:

Alternatively fill the information in the link given below.

Note: It is not mandatory to provide the endorsement letter from your Head of Dept./Centre Head, to attend the training course. However a self declared endorsement form will do the purpose.

Period for Applications: 11 August - 25 August, 2020

Course Pre-requisites :

  • Little fundamental knowledge of oceanography and meteorology.
  • Candidates should posses knowledge of formats of data in which most of the oceanographic data sets are available.
  • Candidates should be preferably working in institutions which is responsible for the management of oceanographic data.
  • Good working knowledge of English language.
  • Participants should preferably make their own arrangement to attend the class online using good internet connection.

Course Dates :

August 31- September 04, 2020

Last Date to receive application 

August 25, 2020

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

Venue :

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

Faculty Members :

  • Dr. TVS Udaya Bhaskar
  • Dr.Aneesh Lotliker
  • Dr. N Srinivasa Rao
  • Dr.PLN Murthy
  • Dr. Suprit Kumar
  • Dr. Linta Rose
  • Dr. Nimit Kumar
  • Dr. S.J.Prasad
  • Mr. B.Rohith
  • Mr.H Shiva Kumar
  • Mr.Ravi Kumar Jha

Schedule of Course (tentative)







10:00 - 11:00

Theoretical Sessions

Introduction to Operational Oceanography

(TVS Udaya Bhaskar)
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Discovering the data and data products of INCOIS

(Ravi Kumar Jha)
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Ocean State Forecast & Information services and data products.

(Hari Kumar R)
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Marine ecosystem operational services : The Indian journey.

(Nimit Kumar)
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Bio-geochemical and Optical sensors data along the Indian coast and applications.

(Aneesh Lotliker)
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11:00 - 11:15


11:15 - 12:15

Operational use of Moored buoys.

(Suprit Kumar)
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Ocean Modelling Activities, products

(B Rohith)
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Remote sensing data and application from SDAPS.

(N Srinivasa Rao)
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Models for predicting oil spill

(SJ Prasad)
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Role of Ocean Observations in real-time Strom Surge forecasting

(PLN Murthy)
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12:15 – 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:00

Practical Sessions

Ocean Data Visualization: Overview, applications and web based ODV

(Linta Rose)
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Ocean Data Visualization: Basic plotting

(Linta Rose)
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Ocean Data Visualization: Importing different data types

(Linta Rose)
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Ocean Data Visualization: QC, Interpolation techniques and additional features

(Linta Rose)
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Ocean Data Visualization: Usage of own and example datasets

(Linta Rose)
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