International Training Course on Emerging trends in Ocean Observation, INCOIS, India, 2016

As part of a POGO Training Initiative proposal, several students were sponsored to participate in the International Training Course on ‘Emerging trends in Ocean Observations with special emphasis on Moored Buoys and Time series Data Analysis and Applications’, 4 – 15 July 2016 at the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services​ (INCOIS). 

See below for original Workshop Announcement:

Course Date: 04-15 July, 2016 Last date for Online Application Submission: 10 May, 2016 Operational oceanography involves reliable, long term observations of the world’s oceans, rapid interpretation and dissemination of data and generation of products and advisories that can be distributed to users in near real time. The recent advances made in observational technologies in the fields of sensors, platforms and real-time communications now provide unpr ecedented capability to observe the oceans in detail. Scientists worldwide are working towards the establishment of a comprehensive network of observational instruments that will criss-cross the world’s oceans. Data from such ocean observation systems are delivered both in real-time and delayed mode to the scientific community. These data are extensively used in operational weather, ocean and climate forecasting. These systems provide critical data for assimilation in ocean analysis and forecast models. The new knowledge acquired from these observing systems has led to improved understanding of different phenomena and processes of the global tropical ocean basins, particularly of the Indian ocean-monsoon coupled system. With evolving technological developments, we have new challenges and opportunities for the ocean community. However, it is necessary to enhance the capacity of some of the countries to make the much required ocean observations and train personnel to use the data from them. The training programme will address these issues for the capacity building of the countries in the Indian Ocean region, leading to better utilization of the high quality data sets and better services to the people in this region.

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