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OTGA-INCOIS Training Course
"Discovery and Use of Operational Ocean Data Products and Services"
during 18 - 22 June, 2018
Organized by
International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOocean)
ESSO-INCOIS, Hyderabad, India


This course will demonstrate the data resources available from operational program. The focus will be on operational activities, how to download data 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 model and in situ derived data products.

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge and understanding of operational oceanography.
  • Tasks involved in Operation al 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 are not limited to, the following:

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

Note: 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

Application Process :

Please fill the online application form:

All information on how to apply available on

Period for Applications: 19 February - 31 March 2018

Course Pre-requisites :

  • Candidates should have knowledge of marine data and formats in which most of the oceanographic data sets are available.
  • Candidates should be preferably working in institutions responsible for the management of oceanographic data
  • Good working knowledge of English.
  • Participants should bring their own laptops.

Course Dates :

June 18-22, 2018

Last Date to recieve application :

March 31,2018

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 :

  • Mr. E Pattabhi Rama Rao
  • Dr. TVS Udaya Bhaskar
  • Mr. R. Venkat Shesu
  • Dr. R Harikumar
  • Mr. S.J.Prasad
  • Dr. Suprit Kumar
  • Dr. N Srinivasa Rao

For Any questions please contact:

OTGA Coordinator :

  • Dr. Claudia Delgado(

OTGA India Regional Training Centre Coordinator :

  • Dr TVS Udaya Bhaskar (

Agenda / Programme

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
09:30 - 10:00

10:00 - 11:00

Welcome and Course Introduction
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L1: Introduction to Operational Oceanography

(EP Rama Rao)
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L4: Indian Argo program, QC, value added products.

(TVS Udaya Bhaskar)

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L7: Ocean State Forecast & Information services and data products.

(R Harikumar)
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L10: Marine ecosystem operational services : Global Status and prospectus.

(Nimit Kumar)
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L13: Role of Ocean observations in forecasting storm surges.

(PLN Murty)

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11:00 - 11:30 Tea/Coffee





11:30 - 13:00 L2: Indian data buoy program and data analysis.

(Suprit Kumar)

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L5: A regional ocean modeling system for short term prediction of ocean state.

(Kunal Chakraborty)
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L8: Coastal Monitoring methods: Oil Spill forecasting

(S J Prasad)

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L11: Viewing and selecting data using ODIS

(R Venkat Shesu)

  Test and Feedback

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13:00 - 14:00 Lunch





14:00 - 15:30 L3: Remote sensing data and application from SDAPS.

(N Srinivasa Rao)

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L6: A regional ocean modeling system for short term prediction of marine ecosystem.

(Kunal Chakraborty)
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L9: Marine ecosystem operational services : The Indian journey.

(Nimit Kumar)

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L12: Bio-geochemical and Optical sensors data along the Indian coast and applications.

(Aneesh Lotliker)
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  Closing ceremony
15:30 - 16:00 Tea/Coffee





16:00 - 17:30 P1: Hands on with LAS and ERDDAP.

(TVS Udaya Bhaskar)

P2: Practical Session - Ocean data visualization

(TVS Udaya Bhaskar)

P3: Practical Session - Ocean data visualization continued

(TVS Udaya Bhaskar)
P4: Practical Session - Ocean data visualization continued

(TVS Udaya Bhaskar)

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