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OTGA-INCOIS Training Course
on
"Geospatial Techniques for Coastal Mapping and Monitoring (using QGIS)"
during 26 - 30 November, 2018
Organized by
International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOocean) ESSO-INCOIS, Hyderabad, India


List of selected candidates for the OTGA INCOIS Training Course on Geospatial Techniques for Coastal Mapping and Monitoring (using QGIS).

Overview:

Geospatial science provides vital information on the sustainable use of the coastal resource and planning. It an imperative use such techniques for managing densely populated coastal environs. This course provides an overview of GIS applications pertaining to coastal mapping. It will provide the basic GIS mapping techniques on coastal erosion, mangrove and coral reef using open source GIS tools. Course also includes data acquisition, processing, analysis and interpretation of coastal spatial data. In addition extensive hands on sessions will be conducted to use tools for preparation of thematic base maps for coastal monitoring.

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 coastal zones (Erosion, Mangrove, Coral Reef) using open source GIS tools.
  • Generation of thematic map.

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge on understanding of 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.
  • Use of QGIS, GRASS tools and Plug-in tools
  • Creating and editing spatial data .
  • Basic understanding 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.

Application Process :

Please fill the online application form:https://otga.wufoo.eu/forms/sffl4tq19xhopa/ or https://bit.ly/2NCN5VF

All information on how to apply available on : http://bit.ly/2ACZY9r

No tuition fee applies. A limited number of fellowships is available.

Period for Applications: 12-30 September, 2018

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.
  • Participants should preferably bring their own laptops.

Course Dates :

26-30 November, 2018

Last Date to recieve application :

30 September, 2018

Venue :

International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOocean)
Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)
Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India,
"Ocean Valley", Pragathi Nagar (B.O), Nizampet (S.O)
Hyderabad - 500 090. INDIA

Lecturers: