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Call for Application: Fundamentals of Ocean Floor Mapping
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We are pleased to inform that the call for applications for the course on Fundamentals of Ocean Floor Mapping to take place online between 29 November - 17 December 2021 is now open. The deadline for applications is 6 November 2021.

 

Summary

 

The course provides an overview of the ocean's seafloor, its features, properties and tools used to describe the seafloor. The course shall contribute to the goals of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, specifically the three societal outcomes that are critical in ocean mapping: a) a healthy and resilient ocean b; a predicted ocean and c) a transparent and accessible ocean.

 

Learning Outcomes 

 

After the course participants will have the knowledge, skills and experience to be able to:

 

·       understand the fundamentals of bathymetric survey planning and execution (including fixed geodetic points vs portable GPS)

 

·       have skills in processing of bathymetric data and generation of bathymetric maps using CARIS, QGIS

 

·       Understand the difference between single-beam and multi-beam data

 

·       Recognize key bathymetric seafloor geomorphology and water column acoustics

 

·       Generate satellite derived bathymetry for coastal shallow areas

 

·       Be aware of the seabed 2020 seafloor mapping initiatives and obligations

 

·       be aware of the UNCLOS and governance of the seabed

 

Course Contents

 

·       Basics of Hydrography for nautical charts

 

·       Acoustic tools and techniques

 

·       Survey planning and execution

 

·       Understanding the difference between single beam and multi beam echosounder (with data examples)

 

·       IHO S44 standards

 

·       Positioning at sea (GPS) Fixed Geodetic reference points vs portable GPS

 

·       Tides & sea-level measurement

 

·       Map Projections

 

·       Satellite derived bathymetry

 

·       Introduction to geological oceanography and Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), Article 76, the extended continental shelf concept and practice

 

·       3D illustrations Using CARIS software (data visualization, important geomorphological features such as shipwrecks, seamounts and canyons; use of sample data)

 

·       Global, regional & national initiatives in seabed mapping (GEBCO, SEABED 2030, Delineation of Outer Continental Shelf-methods

 

·       Individual project

 

Target Audience

 

·       Marine researchers and postgraduate students (MSc and PhD students)

 

·       Staff of marine research/management institutions

 

·       University teachers

 

·       Staff from National Oceanographic Data Centres

 

·       Freelance consultants

 

Note: UNESCO is committed to promote equal access principles. Applications from minority or underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

 

Course Pre-requisites

 

Applicants are expected to:

 

·       have an interest or new responsibilities in working with marine bathymetry data and/or information

 

·       have a working knowledge of English

 

Instructors

 

·       Amon Kimeli

 

·       Victoria Obura

 

·       Harrison Ong’anda

 

·       Daina Mathai

 

Language of Instruction

 

English 

 

Course format and duration

 

Three weeks long, online, including synchronous sessions and asynchronous assignments. Course should take up to 40 hours workload.

 

For more detailed information please check the event details on the IOC calendar on: https://oceanexpert.org/event/3252 including on how to apply.

 

Costs: No tuition fee.

 

Contact

 

·       RTC Kenya/Course Organiser: Harrison Onganda This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

·       OTGA Secretariat This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

In case of need for further clarifications please use the contact(s) above, always using as email subject the name of the course.

 

Links:

 

·       www.oceanteacher.org

 

·       www.oceanexpert.net

 

·       www.ioc-cd.org

 

  

 

OTGA Secretariat

 

UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE - Wandelaarkaai 7/61 - B-8400 Oostende - Belgium

 

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