OTGA-INCOIS Training Course: Marine GIS for Operational Oceanography

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General information

The course provides an overview and hands on GIS applications pertaining to operational geospatial services pertaining to oceanography and coastal zone using ArcGIS software. This comprises the data acquisition, processing, analysis and interpretation of spatial data and generate the specific thematic inputs to marine and coastal programs.

Aims and Objectives
- To Provide an introduction to GIS for marine applications
- Utilization of open source spatial data
- To provide hands on GIS applications pertaining to ocean and coast

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 Audience
Target audiences include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Ocean and coastal data managers
- Staff and researchers working on marine GIS applications
University graduates

NOTE: priority will be given to participants originating from the Indian Ocean rim countries.
UNESCO is committed to promote gender equality. Therefore, applications from women are strongly encouraged.

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


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Venue: Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services
Hyderabad, India

Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services
"Ocean Valley"
P.B No.21
IDA Jeedimetla P.O


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