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OTGA-INCOIS Training Course
"GIS Applications for Coastal Zone Management"
during 28 August -1 September, 2017
Organized by
International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOocean)
ESSO-INCOIS, Hyderabad, India

List of selected candidates for for the OTGA-INCOIS Training Course on "GIS Applications For Coastal Zone Management", to be conducted at INCOIS during 28 August - 1 September, 2017 "       Brochure - Brochure-OTGA INCOIS Training Course on GIS Applications for Coastal Zone Management"


The course provides an overview and hands on GIS applications pertaining to operational geospatial services pertaining to oceanography and coastal zone using ArcGIS software. This comprises the data acquisition, processing, analysis and interpretation of spatial data and generate the specific thematic inputs to marine and coastal programs.

Aims and Objectives

  • To Provide an introduction to GIS for marine applications
  • Utilization of open source spatial data
  • To provide hands on GIS applications pertaining to ocean and coast

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge and understanding of GIS, spatial data, raster and vector models
  • Core tasks involved in the GIS analysis process including data acquisition, management, manipulation and analysis, and presentation and output
  • Core functionality of ArcMap, Arc Catalogue and Arc Toolbox
  • Creating and editing spatial data
  • Awareness of coastal and marine GIS data applications

Target Audience

Target audiences include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ocean and coastal data managers
  • Staff and researchers working on marine GIS applications
  • University graduates


Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS),


Application Process:

Please fill the online application form:

Period for Applications: 13 April - 31 May 2017.

Before starting filling the online application form, please make sure to have available the following:

  • a motivation statement (text file) of maximum 300 words;
  • scan of the bio page of your passport; in case you are a national of the host country a valid identification/citizen card can be used instead of the passport;
  • scan of the endorsement letter (in case you are asking for funding)
  • link to your profile on OceanExpert (; if you don't have one make sure you create one in advance.

The deadline to submit the application closes 31 May 2017. Do not leave for the last minute since the system will close automatically. In case you have any questions please contact the organisers well in advance: given time differences you may not get a reply to your questions immediately.

Both full and co-sponsoring are available for a limited number of participants.

The selection of participants who will be sponsored will take into consideration:

  • Applicant country's development status (preference will be given to LIFDCs)
  • Endorsement of the candidate's application by his/her employer and any co-sponsoring
  • Expected impact of the training for the applicant's institution
  • Possibility of any co-sponsorship (co-sponsorship is an asset for selection)

Priority will be given to participants originating from the Indian Ocean Rim countries

UNESCO is committed to promote gender equality. Therefore, applications from women are strongly encouraged.

In case of questions contact:

  • OTGA India Regional Training Centre Coordinator: B Madhusudan Rao (
  • OTGA Coordinator: Claudia Delgado (
  • OTGA Consultant: Greg Reed (

Agenda / Programme

Time Day 1 (28 August 2017) Day 2 (29 August 2017) Day 3 (30 August 2017) Day 4 (31 August 2017) Day 5 (1 September 2017)
09:30 - 11:00

Course Inauguration

(B M Rao)

Introduction to Coastal Zone Management

(CBS Dutt)

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Coastal Resource Mapping

(GS Rao)

Geospatial Applications of Hazard Mapping

( R S Mahendra)
Geospatial Technologies and Web Applications

(Vinod Bothale)

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Creating Web Maps using ArcGIS Online Services

(N Kiran Kumar)

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11:00 - 11:30 Tea/Coffee





11:30 - 13:00 Introduction to Remote Sensing and GIS

(KH Rao)

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Geospatial Applications of Mangrove and Coral Reef Mapping

( R S Mahendra)

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Hands on: Converting Tabular Data into GIS Format

(Sai P Bharadwaj)

Hands on: Coastal Risk Assessment

(P C Mohanty)

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch





14:00 - 15:30 Introduction to GIS Software

(N Kiran Kumar)

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Hands on: Coral Reef Mapping

(P C Mohanty)

Hands on: Shoreline Mapping (P C Mohanty) Hands on: Potential Fishing Zone Mapping (P C Mohanty/Sai P Bharadwaj) Feedback and Closing Ceremony
15:30 - 16:00 Tea/Coffee





16:00 - 17:30 Geospatial data Generation and Visualization (P C Mohanty) Hands on: Mangrove Mapping (P C Mohanty) Working with Secondary Data 1. Sea Level Change: GLOSS data 2. Coastal Hazards: NOAA, NGDC data (P C Mohanty) Data Editing, Analysis and Output Generation (Sai P Bharadwaj) Visit to INCOIS Facilities (Tsunami, PFZ, OSF Labs, Ground station)

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