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OTGA-INCOIS Training Course on
"Discovery and Use of Operational Ocean Data Products and Services"
during 25 Oct - 05 Nov, 2021
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. The theory and hands on will be covered during 25 - 29th Oct, 2021 and post course assignment will be covered during 01 - 05th Nov, 2021.

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 are 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: https://bit.ly/2UzLG7k

All information on how to apply available on : https://www.oceanexpert.net/event/3198

Period for Applications: 15 July - 17 September, 2021

Course Pre-requisites :

  • Little fundamental knowledge of oceanography and meteorology.
  • Candidates should possess knowledge of formats of data in which most of the oceanographic data sets are available.
  • Candidates should be preferably working in institutions which are responsible for the management of oceanographic data.
  • Good working knowledge of English language.
  • Participants should preferably bring their own laptops.

Course Dates :

October 25- November 05, 2021

Last Date to recieve application :

September 17, 2021

Venue :


Faculty Members :

  • TVS Udaya Bhakar
  • N Srinivasa Rao
  • Suprit Kumar
  • Linta Rose
  • SJ Prasad
  • H Shiva Kumar
  • Ravi Kumar Jha
  • Nimith Kumar

Schedule of Course







10:00 - 11:00

Theoretical Sessions

Introduction to Operational Oceanography
(TVS Udaya Bhaskar
Presentation/Video ]
Operational Tsunami models and outputs
(PLN Murthy)
Presentation/Video ]
Ocean Modelling Activities, products
(B Rohith)
Presentation/Video ]
Marine ecosystem operational services: The Indian journey.
(Nimit Kumar)
Presentation/Video ]
Bio-geochemical and Optical sensors data along the Indian coast and applications.
(Aneesh Lotliker)
Presentation/Video ]

11:00 - 11:15


11:15 - 12:15

Operational use of Moored buoys.
(Suprit Kumar)
Presentation/Video ]
Ocean State Forecast & Information services and data products.
(Linta Rose)
Presentation/Video ]
Remote sensing data and application from SDAPS.
(N Srinivasa Rao)
Presentation/Video ]

Models for predicting oil spill
(SJ Prasad)
Presentation/Video ]
Discovering the data and data products of INCOIS
(Ravi Kumar Jha)
Presentation/Video ]

12:15 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:00

Practical Sessions

Ocean Data Visualization: Overview, applications and web based ODV
(Linta Rose)
Presentation/Video ]
Ocean Data Visualization: Basic plotting
(Linta Rose)
Presentation/Video ]
Ocean Data Visualization: Importing different data types
(Linta Rose)
Presentation/Video ]
Ocean Data Visualization: QC, Interpolation techniques and additional features
(Linta Rose)
Presentation/Video ]
Ocean Data Visualization: Usage of own and example datasets
(Linta Rose)
Presentation/Video ]