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OTGA-INCOIS Training Course
"Discovery and Use of Operational Ocean Data Products and Services"
during 01 - 05 July, 2019
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: 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: 12 March - 19 April, 2019

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 bring their own laptops.

Course Dates :

July 01-05, 2019

Last Date to receive application 

April 19,2019

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
  • Dr. Linta Rose
  • Mr. R Venkat Shesu
  • Dr. R Harikumar
  • Mr. S.J.Prasad
  • Dr. Suprit Kumar
  • Dr. N Srinivasa Rao
  • RUVN Satish
  • J Pavan Kumar

Agenda / Programme


Day 1 (01st July, 2019) Day 2 (02nd July, 2019) Day 3 (03rd July, 2019) Day 4 (04th July, 2019) Day 5 (05th July, 2019)
09:30 - 10:00

10:00 - 11:00

Welcome and Course Introduction
[ Presentation]

Introduction to
Operational Oceanography
(Mr. EP Rama Rao)
[ Presentation]

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

(Dr Aneesh Lotliker)
[ Presentation]

Ocean State Forecast & Information services and data products.

Web and mobile based SARAT applications (Dr. R Hari Kumar)
[ Presentation]

Marine ecosystem operational services - An Indian Perspective
(Dr Nimit Kumar)
[ Presentation]

Web-based PFZ services

( M Preetham)

Tsunami and Strom Surge modeling, data and applications
(Dr. PLN Murty)
[ Presentation]

11:00 - 11:30






11:30 - 12:30

12:30 - 13:00

Indian data buoy program, data analysis applications

(Dr. Suprit Kumar)
[ Presentation]

Hands on with INCOIS Live Access Server.

(Mr. Ravi Jha/Uday)

Dimensions and Challenges of Operational Oceanography
(Cmde MK Singh, DNOM, Indian Navy)
[ Presentation]

Oil Spill modeling and detection. Web-based oil spill modeling
(Dr. S J Prasad)
[ Presentation]

Marine Eco-system modeling and applications in short term forecasting of PFZ (Dr Kunal Chakraborthy)
[ Presentation]

Practical test using Visualization software

(Group project)

(Dr. Linta Rose/Ravi


13:00 - 14:00






14:00 - 15:00

15:00 - 15:30

Indian Argo program, QC,value added products
(Dr. TVS Udaya Bhaskar)
[ Presentation]

Sea Level Data Network in the Indian Ocean - an overview

(Mr. B Rohith)
[ Presentation]

Remote sensing data and application from SDAPS
(Dr. N Srinivasa Rao)[ Presentation]

Viewing and selecting data using ODIS

(Mr. R Venkat Shesu)

Practical Session - Ocean data visualization continued

(Dr. Linta Rose/Ravi Jha)
[ Presentation]

How observations aid in forecasting
(Dr. Arya Paul)

INCOIS Global Ocean Data Assimilation System and its applications
(Dr. Abhishek Chatterjee)

MQC test on data an service

Closing ceremony

15:30 - 16:00






16:00 - 17:30

Practical Session - Ocean data visualization

(Dr. Linta Rose/Ravi Jha)
[ Presentation - 1]
[ Presentation - 2]

Practical Session - Ocean data visualization

(Dr. Linta Rose/Ravi Jha)
[ Presentation]

Visit to Tsunami Warning Centre

Practical Session - Ocean data visualization continued

(Dr. Linta Rose/Ravi Jha)
[ Presentation]

Visit to INCOIS Facilities

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