UNEPNOWPAP CEARAC

NOWPAP – PICES Joint Training Course on
Remote Sensing Data Analysis

October 21-25, 2013, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China

In collaboration with the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), the Special Monitoring and Coastal Environmental Assessment Regional Activity Centre (CEARAC), one of the four Regional Activity Centres (RACs) of the Northwest Pacific Action Plan (NOWPAP), will conduct an intensive training course on the analysis of remote sensing data for marine environment conservation, with a focus on the Northwest Pacific Ocean. The course will be organized from October 21-25, 2013, at Ocean University of China (Qingdao, PR China), and will include lectures by experts and hands-on tutorial sessions on analysis of satellite data. This training course aims at providing opportunities for postgraduate students, young professional researchers and coastal managers (including local government officers) working in the fields of marine sciences and coastal-zone management in the Northwest Pacific Region and adjacent area. The participants will gain useful skills and knowledge to utilize remote sensing data for monitoring and assessing the coastal and marine environment. Applications from advanced undergraduate students may also be considered.

The number of participants in the training course is limited to a maximum of 30. Participants will be chosen from the applicants with the hope that they will be able to transfer the knowledge and skills gained in the course, back to their respective schools and institutions.

Course elements (tentative as of April 30, 2013):

Course elements will include:

  • Lecture sessions
    Introduction to satellite oceanography
    Remote sensing application for eutrophication assessment
    Detection of HAB and red tide
    Monitoring of oil spills by remote sensing
    Introduction of satellite data distribution system
    Habitat mapping by remote sensing
  • Hands-on practice sessions
    Basics of digital image processing
    Level 2 data processing
    Validation of remote sensing data
    Time series analysis of ocean color data
    Analysis of Landsat archives for coastal zone assessment

Tentative 5 days program is shown in Annex 1.

Date:

October 21 to 25, 2013

Location:

Ocean University of China, Qingdao, PR China

Organizers:

Northwest Pacific Action Plan (NOWPAP)
North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)

Local organizers and local host institutions:

Chinese National Environmental Monitoring Center
Ocean Remote Sensing Institute, Ocean University of China, Qingdao

Sponsor :

Northwest Pacific Action Plan (NOWPAP)
North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)
International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG)
Chinese National Environmental Monitoring Center
Ocean University of China, Qingdao

Secretariat:

NOWPAP CEARAC

Course Fee:

Training course is provided for free of charge. However, the cost for travelling and accommodations should be borne by participants.
Financial support will be available for limited number of participants to help defray the cost of traveling and accommodations.
Selection of those funded participants will be done by the organizers after checking the submitted application (See the attached application form-Annex 2).

Language:

Training course is conducted in English.

Past training courses in the Northwest Pacific region:

Reports from past courses are available from the following links.
First NEAR-GOOS - NOWPAP Joint Training Course on Remote Sensing Data Analysis (2007)
Second NOWPAP Training Course on Remote Sensing Data Analysis (2008)
2009 PICES Summer School on “Satellite Oceanography (2009)
NOWPAP/PICES/WESTPAC Joint Training Course on Remote Sensing Data Analysis (2011)

How to apply:

Those who are interested in attending the course are required to complete the application form (Annex 2) from the following link.

Download application form (Annex 2)

Application form should be submitted to: 
CEARAC Secretariat

5-5 Ushijimashin-machi, Toyama city, 930-0856 JAPAN

Tel: +81-76-445-1571, Fax: +81-76-445-1581

Electronic submissions are required.

Submission deadline is June 30, 2013

Successful applicants will be notified by the end of July, 2013.

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