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OTGA Training Course: Marine GIS

Event Type Training Course
Date(s)(yyyy-mm-dd) Start: 2015-09-28 - End: 2015-10-02
Location Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Headquater & Mombasa Station, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Headquater & Mombasa Station PO Box 81651, Mombasa, Kenya
Short Title OTGA Training Course: Marine GIS
Summary Overview The course provides an introduction for marine data managers to the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to the marine environment using ArcGIS software. This includes acquisition, processing, analysis, and interpretation of data to create products in support of marine and coastal programs. Aims and Objectives - Provide an introduction to GIS for marine applications - Focus on some publicly available marine datasets - Show the potential applications of GIS for the marine environment Learning Outcomes - Knowledge and understanding of GIS, spatial data, raster and vector models - Core tasks involved in the GIS analysis process including data acquisition, management, manipulation and analysis, and presentation and output - Core functionality of ArcMap, Arc Catalogue and Arc Toolbox - Creating and editing spatial data - Awareness of coastal and marine GIS data applications Target audiences include, but are not limited to, the following: - Marine data managers - Staff of NODCs working with Marine Geographic Information Systems - University graduates
Notes Application process: Please send the completed Application Form together with CV and endorsement letter no later than 10 August 2015 to both: Harrison Onganda & Claudia Delgado Period for Applications: 8 July – 10 August 2015 Course Pre-requisites: • Candidates should have a working knowledge of marine data and formats and preferably be working in institution which is responsible for the management of marine data • This training course is not an introduction to GIS so candidates are expected to have some previous experience in the use of GIS • Working knowledge of English NOTE: priority will be given to participants originating from Eastern Africa and neighbouring Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Applications from women are encouraged.
Keywords Marine GIS; Marine Data Management; OTGA

Event Entered By Cláudia DELGADO
Organisers Harrison ONGANDA


Group(s): IOC , IODE , Capacity Development , IOCAfrica , OceanTeacher
Created: 2015-06-26 15:30:17
Last Updated: 2017-01-26 14:32:22