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Report on the NOWPAP- PICES Joint Training Course on Remote Sensing Data Analysis

21-25 October 2013 at Qingdao, China

Introduction

The NOWPAP- PICES joint training course on remote sensing data analysis was organized by the NOWPAP Special Monitoring & Coastal Environmental Assessment Regional Activity Centre (CEARAC) and the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) at Academic Exchange Center in Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China on 21-25 October 2013. The training course was conducted for 23 selected trainees (Appendix 1), including postgraduate students, professional researchers and local government officers working in the field of marine sciences, from China, Korea, Canada, Cameroon, and Oman. 7 lecturers from the NOWPAP countries (China, Japan, Korea and Russia) and Germany and USA delivered lectures on remote sensing applications for monitoring and assessment of the marine and coastal environment in the Northwest Pacific Region (Appendix 2).

Objectives

Objective of this activity is to provide opportunities for students, young researchers and coastal managers to help obtain useful skills and knowledge to utilize remote sensing data in monitoring and assessment of the marine environment.

Date and Venue

The date and venue of this training course were as follows

  • Date;   October 21 to 25, 2013
  • Venue;  Academic Exchange Center in Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China

Organization Structures

The training course was operated under the following organization structures:

  • Organizer:         
    Special Monitoring & Coastal Environment Assessment Regional Activity Centre (CEARAC)
    North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)
  • Co-organizer and local host institution:
    Ocean Remote Sensing Institute, Ocean University of China
    Chinese National Environmental Monitoring Center (CNEMC), Ministry of Environmental Protection

23 trainees were selected out of 73 applicants by screening by the Organizing Committee consisting of experts in CEARAC, PICES, IOCCG and CNEMC, based on the contents of submitted application.

Course Fee

Training course was provided for free of charge.

Course Program

Program of the NOWPAP-PICES Joint Training Course on Remote Sensing Data Analysis

Day Time Program Lecturers Training texts
Oct 21 9:00-9:20 Welcome address    
9:20-10:50 Introduction to Satellite Oceanography (L) and recent progress in ocean color remote sensing part I: Uncertainties in ocean colour remote sensing (L) Dr. Roland Doerffer

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11:00-12:30 Introduction and recent progress in ocean color remote sensing part II : Correction of the influence of the atomosphere in Ocean colour remote sensing (L) Dr. Roland Doerffer

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13:30-15:00 Ocean color remote sensing for Case 2 waters(L) Dr. Zhihua Mao

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15:15-17:00 Satellite Ocean Color: Challenges & the Software (L) + (H) Dr. Mati Kahru  
Introduction into MERIS data and BEAM software part I (H) Dr. Roland Doerffer  
Oct 22 9:00-10:30 Bio-optical properties in northeastern asian marginal seas derived from a decade of ocean color data (L) Dr. Young-Je Park

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10:45-12:15 Introduction of GOCI and its applications (L) Dr. Young-Je Park

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13:30-17:00 Time series analysis of satellite data (H) Dr. Mati Kahru  
Oct 23 9:00-10:30 Primary Production (L) Dr. Joji Ishizaka

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10:45-12:15 Eutrophication (L)
Satellite based monitoring of marine and coastal environment of the Northwest Pacific (L)
Dr. Joji Ishizaka

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13:30-17:00 Validation of satellite data (H) Dr. Mati Kahru  
Oct 24 9:00-10:30 Utilization of the Landsat image (L) Dr. Leonid MITNIK

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10:30-12:15 Sentinel Missions of ESA/EUMETSAT (L) Dr. Roland Doerffer

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13:30-17:00 Introduction into MERIS data and BEAM software part II (H) Dr. Roland Doerffer  
Oct 25 9:00-10:30 Oil spill monitoring by remote sensing (L) Dr. Leonid MITNIK

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10:50-12:15 Oil spill detection by SAR and Lidar system (L) Dr. Chaofang ZHAO

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13:00-15:30 Uncertainties in ocean colour remote sensing (H) Dr. Roland Doerffer
15:30-17:30 Assignment for all trainees (H)    
17:00-17:30 Closing    

(L) Lecture
(H) Hands-on computer excise

Training texts

The training texts distributed during the course can be downloaded from the table above.

Voices from participants

A group photo
Group photo taken at the opening

Snapshots during the hands on practice
Snapshot during the hands on practice
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