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Marine Biogeographic Data Management (contributing and using OBIS)

Event Type Training Course
Date(s)(yyyy-mm-dd) Start: 2015-11-30 - End: 2015-12-04
Location UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE, UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE Wandelaarkaai 7 - Pakhuis 61, Oostende, Belgium
Short Title OBIS/OTGA Training Course
Summary Overview The course provides an introduction to the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS). This includes best practices in marine biogeographic data management, data publication, data access, data analysis and data visualisation.  Aims and Objectives - Expand the OBIS network of collaborators - Improve marine biogeographic data quality - Increase awareness of international standards and best practices related to marine biogeographic data - Increase the amount of open access data published through OBIS and its OBIS nodes - Increase the use of data from OBIS for science, species conservation and area-based management applications Learning Outcomes - Knowledge and understanding of OBIS structure, mission and objectives - Installation and management of IPT - Use of Darwin Core standards for species occurrence records, taxonomy, event/sample records and additional biological and environmental parameters. - Data quality control tools - Publishing data through IPT and contributing datasets to OBIS - Use of OBIS data access (SQL, web service, API/R).  - Data visualisation tools (ArGIS online, …)  Target Audience - Marine data managers - Staff of NODCs or ADUs/OBIS nodes working with marine biodiversity data - Principle Investigators of major marine biodiversity expeditions - National marine biodiversity focal points Note: priority will be given to participants that can demonstrate to hold important data contributions to OBIS, in addition to those from gap areas in OBIS (e.g. deep sea, S-E Asia, Middle East, Africa, Arctic) Course Pre-requisites - Candidates should be from institutions that contribute, or hold and plan to contribute, marine biogeographic data to OBIS - Candidates should bring marine biogeographic datasets with them for the hands-on exercises - Need to bring own laptop - Working knowledge of English
Notes Interested candidates can apply for the course by following the instructions described at OceanTeacher Global Academy and IODE websites. Application implies the submission of the following documents: - OTGA Application Form - Short CV (max 3 pages) - Endorsement letter (from employer or host organisation, in case of asking for sponsorship) Both full- and co-sponsoring are available for a limited number of participants. Sponsored participants will receive one or a combination of the following cost items: 1) air ticket, 2) living and accommodation support, 3) tuition fee and 4) medical insurance. The selection of participants who will be sponsored will take into consideration: - Applicant country’s development status (preference will be given to LIFDCs) - Endorsement of the candidate’s application by his/her employer and any co-sponsoring - Expected impact of the training for the applicants’ institution - Possibility of any co-sponsorship (co-sponsorship is an asset for selection) UNESCO is committed to promote gender equality. Therefore applications from women are strongly encouraged. Complete applications should be sent by e-mail directly to the OceanTeacher Global Academy Training Coordinator (Claudia Delgado: claudia.delgado@iode.org) and the OBIS Project Manager (Ward Appeltans: w.appeltans@unesco.org). Please send all the documentation together (one email). We underline that the deadline for applications is 11 October 2015.
Keywords OBIS; biogeographic; marine data management

Event Entered By Ward APPELTANS
Organisers Ward APPELTANS


Group(s): IODE , Capacity Development , OBIS , ICAN , OceanTeacher
Created: 2015-03-03 16:45:23
Last Updated: 2015-12-01 10:26:57