OTGA/KMFRI Training Course: Marine GIS Applications
28 October - 01 November 2019
Satellite data are particularly powerful when combined with data from other sources, such as in situ measurements or geographic or socio-economic information, whilst Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a powerful tool for bringing together different types of geo-referenced data, including satellite images.
This training course highlights the technologies used to measure Sea Surface Temperature and phytoplankton proxy data, as well as the main applications of these data such as primary production, fronts and time series variations. Participants will gain hands-on experience with image analysis software to visualize and interpret the data in different contexts. Participants will get a brief introduction to some of the ways in which data from these different sources may be visualized and brought together to give more complete information needed to support decision makers in marine management and policy development. Training will primarily be based on BILKO 3.4 and QGIS.
Aims and Objectives
- To provide an introduction to GIS for marine applications
- Utilization of open source spatial data
- To provide hands on GIS applications for marine environment
- Increased awareness of the data sources in support of management of oceans
- Improved skills on processing of Remote Sensing data
- Enhanced skills on use of commonly and freely available software tools for GIS and Remote sensing
- Increased sharing of knowledge and skills through presentation of small projects developed and presented on the last day of the workshop
Marine researchers, PhD students, public officers with a University degree on marine related sciences.
NOTE: priority will be given to participants originating from the the African continent and Adjacent Islands). UNESCO is committed to promote gender equality: applications from women are strongly encouraged.
- Candidates should have a background knowledge on marine sciences
- Candidates are expected to have some previous experience in the use of GIS
- Working knowledge of English
- Participants need to bring their own laptop.
A certificate of participation will be issued to all successful students (90% attendance to the classroom course mandatory).
Course duration: 5 working days (~ 30 hours classroom sessions, plus eventual online assignments)
Course Venue: KMFRI, Mombasa, Kenya
- Harrison Ong’anda
- Noah Ngisiang’e
- Faith Gwada
- Nina Wambiji
- James Mwaluma
Period for Applications: 21 August – 7 September 2019
Please fill in the online application form on
For more detailed information on how to apply please check: http://bit.ly/2ACZY9r
No tuition fee applies. A limited number of fellowships is available.
- OTGA RTC Kenya: Harrison Ong’anda (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- OTGA Secretariat: email@example.com
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|AZIE Jean Lindsay||Mauritius|
|KIZENGA Hellen||United Republic of Tanzania|
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Label(s): IOC Capacity Development training course, IOCAfrica training course, IODE training course, OceanTeacher training course
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