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Online Course
Fishery Oceanography for Future Professionals
(Level : Basic, Batch-1)

16th - 20th November, 2020

Organized by
International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography
ESSO-INCOIS, Hyderabad, India


In depth understanding of Fishery Oceanography is needed by many young researchers. This course is devised, to familiarize the young professionals in the Indian Ocean-rim (IOR) countries with the latest developments in this field.

This course does not aim to teach fish biology to the oceanographers, rather it aims to teach oceanography (and its relevance to fishery) to the fisheries professionals.

Aims and Objectives

  • To make the participants thorough with various aspects of oceanography.
  • To develop understanding of influence of oceanographic processes to the fisheries.
  • To familiarize participants with various tools/approaches being used by researchers in this field.

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge and understanding to the topic of fishery oceanography and tools.

Target Audience

  • This course is exclusively designed to train the Post-graduates and research scholars of Fisheries Science/Marine Biology or with similar background
  • Relevant professionals from the Indian Ocean-rim (IOR) countries are highly encouraged to apply.

Course Fees

  • There is no course-fee. However, registration is required.

Course Pre-requisites

  • Participants should have fundamental knowledge of marine biology and fisheries.
  • The medium of instruction is English, hence good working knowledge of English is must.
  • Participants should make their own arrangement to attend the online classes using good internet connection, compatible OS, browser, or app; as applicable.

Application Process :

Please fill the online application form:   (Registrations open on 15 Oct, 2020.)

Period for Applications: 15th – 30th October, 2020

Applications closing on: October 30, 2020 05:00 PM IST (GMT +05:30)


  • At the end of the course each successful participant will be provided with an e-certificate.
  • Attending all the classes and other instructions need to be followed in order to receive the e-certificate.

Course Dates : 16th - 20th November, 2020

Venue : Online

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

Course Coordinators:

Mr. M. Preetham (ITCOocean, TPG), Dr. Nimit Kumar (MFAS, ISG)

Faculty Members :

  • Mr. M. Nagaraja Kumar
  • Dr. Satya Prakash
  • Dr. Sourav Maity
  • Dr. Nimit Kumar
  • Mr. M. Preetham
  • Mr. Manickavasagam S.

For any queries related to this course, contact: /

Tentative Schedule (all times are in IST, GMT +05:30)

Day 01: Monday, Nov 16
10:00 - 10:30Inaugural Session
10:30 - 11:30Ice-breaker Talk : Indian Marine Fishery Advisory Services         Download [  Presentation  /  Video ]
(Mr. Nagaraja Kumar)
Lunch (and Siesta) Break
15:00 - 16:00Revisiting the Oceanographic Processes (Mr. Manickavasagam S.)        Download [  Presentation  /  Video ]
Day 02: Tuesday, Nov 17
10:30 - 11:30Nutrients, Productivity and Nutrient Cycles (Dr. Satya Prakash)        Download [  Presentation  /  Video ]
Lunch (and Siesta) Break
15:00 - 16:00Tools (Part-1 of 2) : Acoustics (Dr. Nimit Kumar)         Download [  Presentation  /  Video ]
Day 03: Wednesday, Nov 18
10:30 - 11:30Fish life-cycle and Oceanographic Processes (Dr. Sourav Maity)        Download [  Presentation  /  Video ]
Lunch (and Siesta) Break
15:00 - 16:00Tools (Part-2 of 2) : Telemetry and e-DNA (Dr. Nimit Kumar)        Download [  Presentation  /Video ]
Day 04: Thursday, Nov 19
10:30 - 11:30Tale of Two Fishes : Hilsa and Sardine (Dr. Sourav Maity)        Download [  Presentation  /Video ]
Lunch (and Siesta) Break
15:00 - 16:00Tuna physiology and Oceanography (Dr. Nimit Kumar)        Download [  Presentation  / Video ]
Day 05: Friday, Nov 20
10:30 - 11:30Mariculture and Oceanography (Mr. M. Preetham)        Download [  Presentation  / Video ]
Lunch (and Siesta) Break
15:00 - 16:00Anthropogenic Threats to Fishery Resources (Mr. Manickavasagam S.)        Download [  Presentation  / Video ]
Valedictory Session
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