Ocean Health Index Toolbox Training

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Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

The single biggest motivation of the Ocean Health Index is to use science to inform marine management. And not just any science, the best available science, data, methods, and tools. OHI assessments use collaborative open software so that they are transparent and reproducible; we call this software the OHI Toolbox.

Openness is an important part of how we work; we describe how and why in Lowndes et al. 2017, Nature Ecology & Evolution: Our path to better science in less time using open data science tools. Using the OHI Toolbox requires coding and using data science software; you can learn this in OHI’s Intro to Open Data Science training book.

This Toolbox Training book will train you to prepare for and use the OHI Toolbox. It can be used to teach workshops as a curriculum or workshop guide or for self-paced learning.

Chapters include:
Planning and Gathering Data
OHI Planner
OHI Toolbox
Toolbox Ecosystem
Preparing data
Calculations:  basic workflow
Pressures and Resilience
Communication:  OHI+ websites


Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
Ocean Health Index
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
More info about
Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Biodiversity data
Coastal data
Data analysis
Data management
Data management planning
Ocean data
Subject Discipline - subject domain(s) toward which the learning resource is targeted: 
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
Published / Broadcast: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Ocean Health Index
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Text - an explanation of a concept or a story using human readable characters formed into words, usually distinguished from graphical images.
Contact Organization(s): 
Ocean Health Index
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management or data skills.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Educator Curriculum Guide - document that defines what concepts should be taught and/or how a concept should be taught effectively.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Citizen scientist
Early-career research scientist
Graduate student
Mid-career research scientist
Research faculty
Research scientist
Software engineer
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
More than 1 Day (but less than 1 week)