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Training Course on"Remote Sensing of Potential Fishing Zones and Ocean State Forecast" March 24-29, 2014

Faculty - The faculty comprised of Scientists from National Remote Sensing Centre, Space Applications Centre (ISRO), Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur) and INCOIS.
A wide range of lectures covering Basics of Remote Sensing, identification of Potential Fishing Zones using satellite data, dissemination of the advisories, review of ocean models, ocean state forecasts and various products were delivered. A number of laboratory sessions providing hands-on-exercises were also planned (For details see Technical Programme). Participants were given certificate at the end of the course.

Number of Participants - A total of 24 participants - 15 from India and 9 from seven IOR countries - South Africa, Italy, Comoros, Madgascar, Mauritius, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka attended the course.

Agenda / Programme

Day 1    :   March 24, 2014 (Monday)
0930-1030 Registration of Participants
1030-1115 Inauguration and Introduction of Participants and Faculty Members
Venue : First floor Class Room - Canteen Complex
1115-1145 High Tea
1145-1245 Overview of INCOIS and ITCOcean activities
By Dr. SSC Shenoi, Director, INCOIS     View Presentation
1245-1400 LUNCH
1400-1530 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
By Dr. M M Ali, National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Hyderabad     View Presentation
1530-1545 TEA
1545-1700 Remote Sensing of Ocean State Parameters - Dr. Rajkumar, SAC     View Presentation
1700-1800 Visit to INCOIS Satellite-data Reception Station / INCOIS Labs
Day 2   :   March 25, 2014 (Tuesday)
0900-1030 Basics of Oceanography, By Prof. B. Prasad Kumar, IIT (Kgp)     View Presentation
1030-1100 TEA
1100-1200 Ocean optics and visible-spectrum RS, By Dr. Aneesh Lotliker, INCOIS      View Presentation
1200-1300 Coastal and Marine Ecology, By Mr. Nimit Kumar, INCOIS     View Presentation
1300-1400 LUNCH
1400-1530 Lab: Introduction to Satellite Image Processing (incl. freeware)
By Dr. Aneesh Lotlikar and Mr. Nimit Kumar, INCOIS
1530-1545 TEA
1545-1715 Lab: Introduction to GIS (incl. freeware)
By Mr. R S Mahendra and Ms. Jyoti Nayak
Day 3   :  March 26, 2014 (Wednesday)
0900-1030 Ocean & Meteorological RS-data products
By Mr. E Pattabhi Rama Rao, INCOIS     View Presentation
1030-1100 TEA
1100-1200 Satellite Telemetry for Fishery Resource Management
By Mr. Nagaraja Kumar, INCOIS
1200-1300 ICT approaches for effective dissemination
By Mr. Sourav Maity, INCOIS      View Presentation
1300-1400 LUNCH
1400-1530 Lab: Hands-on to BRAT + Automatic Front Detection Techniques,
By Mr. Nimit Kumar and Ms. Naga Sweta, INCOIS
1530-1600 TEA
1600-1730 Lab: Hands-on to PFZ Advisory Generation (PFZ Lab)
Day 4   :  March 27, 2014 (Thursday)
0930-1100 Ocean State Forecast System at INCOIS
Dr. T M Balakrishnan Nair, INCOIS     View Presentation
1100-1130 TEA
1130-1300 Basics of Ocean Waves and significance in Marine operations
Dr. K G Sandhya     View Presentation
1300-1400 LUNCH
1400-1530 Ocean Wave Modeling and Forecasting System,
Dr. Remya, INCOIS     View Presentation
1530-1600 TEA
1600-1730 Ocean Tides and its Prediction, Dr. K Srinivas, INCOIS     View Presentation
Day 5   :  March 28, 2014 (Friday)
0900-1030 Basics of Ocean General Circulation Models, Dr. Sudheer Joseph, INCOIS      View Presentation
1030-1045 TEA
1045-1200 Forecasting of General Circulation Features, Dr. P A Francis, INCOIS
1200-1315 Real time Observation System for Ocean Forecasting, Dr. R. Hari Kumar      View Presentation
1315-1400 LUNCH
1400-1730 LAB : Tide Analysis using TASK, Dr. K Srinivas, INCOIS
1730-1800 Objective Test
Day 6   :   March 29, 2014 (Saturday)
0930-1100 Oil Spill Forecasting System, Dr. S J Prasad, INCOIS      View Presentation
1115-1130 TEA
1130-1300 Familiarization and Dissemination of Ocean Forecast products
B Krishna Prasad, INCOIS      View Presentation
1300-1400 LUNCH
1400-1530 Valedictory Function
Animated Deepwater Horizon oil spill trajectory forecast    View Video

BP Deepwater Horizon Accident Investigation Report    View Video

Deepwater Horizon BP - Top Kill Animation (v2)    View Video

How petroleum exploration and refining process    View Video

Rilhusk Drill Spill Movie    View Video

Overview on Deep Water Drilling    View Video

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List of Participants

PFZ/OSF Course March 24-29,2014

Sr.No Name Organization
1 Mr. Sachinandan Dutta Reliance Foundation, Navi Mumbai
2 Ms. Subhashree Sahoo, Dept. of Marine Sciences, Behrampur University
3 Mr. R Uma Maheshwara Rao Central Inst. Of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Visakhapatnam
4 Mr. D Dhanunjay CIFT, Visakhapatnam
5 Mrs. Madhura D Mukadam Gogte-Joglekar College, Ratnagiri
6 Mr. V Manigandan Centre for Advance Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai Uni, Parangipettai
7 Mr. Vinod Kumar Yadav Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Versova, Mumbai
8 Mr. Aneesh Kumar Centre for Marine Living Resources & Ecology
9 Mr. Pamarthi Amarendra Centre for Studies on Bay of Bengal, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
10 Mr. Sandip Giri School of Oceanographic studies, Jadavpur, Kolkata
11 Ms. Souda V P CIFT, Matsyapuri (PO), Willingdon Island
12 Ms. Tampa Satya Durga Bhavani Dept. of Meteorology & Oceanography, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
13 Mr. Thakare Abhijeet College of Fisheries, Shirgaon, Ratnagiri
14 Lt. Cdr. Manoj Kumar Mahawar Indian Navy, NODPAC, Naval Base, Kochi
15 Dr. Phalguni Pattnaik VRC Of CMFRI, Visakhapatnam
16 Mr. Sivabulela Mngxekeza Dept. of Environmental Affairs, Office of the Dy.Dir.Gen., Branch : Oceans & Coasts, East Pier Building No.2, East Pier Road ,V& A Waterfront,CAPE TOWN , 8002,
17 Mr. Abi Henry Nibam 17 Via Maggiore, Osmate (VA) 21018, ITALY
18 Mr. Md. Wahidul Alam, Institute of Marine Sciences & Fisheries, Uni of Chittagong, Chittagong 4331, Bangladesh
19 Mr. Rabary Andriantsilavo Jean Michel P O Box 141, Avenue de France , Mahavaste II, 601 Toliara, Madagascar
20 Mr. M M P Mendis Department of Meteorology, 383 Buddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07,Sri Lanka
21 Mr. Vimal Ramchandur 4th floor, france Centre, Victoria avenue, Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius
22 Mr. Koushul Narrain Mauritius Research Council, Union Vale Road, Mare D'Albert, Mauritius
23 Dr. Boojhawon Ravindra Dept of Mathematics, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius
24 Mr. Said Ahmed Othman Direction Generale De L'energie, Mimistere Dela Production, De L'energie, De L'eau-Grande Comore, COMOROS