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OceanTeacher Academy Training Course in Operational Oceanography


Event Type Training Course
Date(s)(yyyy-mm-dd) Start: 2012-09-10 - End: 2012-09-14
Location UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE, UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE Wandelaarkaai 7, Oostende, Belgium
Short Title Operational Oceanography
Summary This course will demonstrate the data resources available from operational programs, which can be assembled, synthesized and displayed in a single software platform (Integrated Data Viewer). The data for the course will be taken from a single selected day (Near-Real-Time [NRT] or as close as possible) to demonstrate the enhanced value of multiple, overlapping observing systems. The emphasis is on winds, waves, currents, surface temperature and ice (ocean elements related to hazardous conditions). [Surface salinity is anticipated to be available in the near future and will be added.] Measured and modeled parameters are both included, as appropriate. Aims and Objectives: • To provide students with pre-course reading assignments that cover the main course topics • To introduce and install the Integrated Data Viewer (IDV) software, and to set it up for ordinary ocean data products • To train students in obtaining and visualizing major NRT global wave products: measured swaths and modeled grids • To train students in obtaining and visualizing NRT sea surface temperature (SST) grids from satellite data • To train students in obtaining and visualizing NRT surface pigment grids from satellite data • To train students in obtaining and visualizing NRT sea ice grids from satellite data • To train students in obtaining and visualizing climatological (i.e. atlas-type) SST and pigment grids from satellite data • To train students in obtaining NRT Argo drifter data and other operational ocean station data for incorporation into, for example, the Ocean Data View software • To train students in obtaining and visualizing NRT modeled ocean scalar quantities, e.g. salinity, temperature • To train students in obtaining and visualizing NRT modeled ocean current vectors • To train students in obtaining and visualizing NRT sea surface height grids from satellite data • To train students in converting all of the above visualizations into Google Earth-compatible formats Target audience: • Research scientists • Government and NGO officers Pre-requisites: • Students should be graduate students or recent graduates in the marine or atmospheric sciences • Students should be highly proficient in the use of personal computers with Windows XP or W7 • Students should have a good command of English Lecturers: Murray Brown Greg Reed Course contents available at: http://classroom.oceanteacher.org/course/view.php?id=124
Notes Period for applications: 8 February - 23 March. Detailed information on how to register and the Application Form available at www.oceanteacher.org
Keywords data management; operational oceanography
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Event Entered By Peter PISSIERSSENS
Organisers Cláudia DELGADO
Staff Adi KAKODKAR
Mark VAN CROMBRUGGE
Kristin DE LICHTERVELDE
Annelies GROEN
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Group(s): IODE , Capacity Development
Created: 2012-01-24 09:41:35
Last Updated: 2013-02-15 14:04:08