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Online Training Course
"Understanding Sea Level: data analysis and applications"
during Oct 12 - 14, 2020
Organized by
International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOocean)
ESSO-INCOIS, Hyderabad, India


This course will demonstrate the usage and applications of sea level data for scientific research. The course will be a mix of practical and theoretical and will highlight on the active research areas of sea level science.

Aims and Objectives

  • To understand sea level variability and its impacts..
  • To provide an introduction to sea level data analysis.
  • Hands on sessions for analysing sea level data

Course contents:

The Lectures will cover the following topics:
  • General introduction to sea level observations.
  • Spatial and temporal variability in sea-level
  • Extreme sea level and future sea level projections.
Practical Sessions:
  • Sea level data processing and analysis of long term sea level changes .
  • FERRET based programs that can be executed online in any OS.
  • Analysis of results, assignments and discussions.

Target Audience

  • The training program is open to scientists, researchers and students involved in oceanographic work with specific reference to sea level and its applications.
  • The trainees are expected to have basic knowledge of oceanography along with basic computer skills. Preference will be given to the candidates pursuing their research or building a carrier in the above topics.

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 for Applications: OCTOBER 5th, 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 :

October 12 -14, 2020

Last Date to receive application 

OCTOBER 5th, 2020

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. Abhisek Chatterji
  • Dr. Charles Antony
  • Dr. Linta Rose
  • Mr. B. Rohith

Schedule of Course (tentative)


Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

11:00 – 11:45

Theoretical Sessions

L1: Sea level observations

(Linta Rose)
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L2: Spatial and temporal variability in sea-level

(Abhisek Chatterjee)
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L3: Extreme sea level and future sea level projections

(Charles Antony)
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12:00 - 12:45

Practical sessions

P1: Analysis of sea level observations

(Rohith B)
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P2: Identifying Ocean-atmospheric processes in sea level data

(Rohith B)

P3: Tide gauge data processing and analysis

(Linta Rose)

15:00 - 15:30

Discussion of practical and assignment

Discussion of practical and assignment

Discussion of practical and assignment