Centre Of Excellence Ocean Data Management

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

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to a wide variety of earth science datasets, formats and analysis software. Students will learn and practice methods using a common ocean area, and they are expected to create a personal project of data products for a marine region of their own choosing. Personal projects are presented by the students at the end of the course.  This course requires either guest or POGO Scholar login, and is hosted on a Moodle platform.

Aims and Objectives:
-Recognize the importance of good research data management practice
-Provide an introduction to the use of free software for synthesis of marine data and analyses
-Creation and use of multi-parameter marine data collections to prepare and publish standard data products
-Develop marine data and products from multiple sources using selected software programs

Course overview
1. Course outline and summary
2. Pre-course reading (optional)
3. Introduction to IODE and data management
4. Research Data Management
5. Ocean Data Collections using Ocean Data View
6. Introduction to Marine Metadata
7. Managing Operational Data using Integrated Data Viewer
8. Marine GIS operations using Saga
9. Student Project - Marine data products for selected project areas


Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Lilian Krug
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
Ocean Teacher Global Academy
License - link to legal statement specifying the copyright status of the learning resource: 
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License - CC BY-SA 4.0
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: 
Data formats
Data management
Data management planning
Data management planning tools
Marine data
Ocean data
Open science
Shape files
Subject Discipline - subject domain(s) toward which the learning resource is targeted: 
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
Published / Broadcast: 
Friday, March 2, 2018
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Ocean Teacher Global Academy
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Interactive Resource - requires a user to take action or make a request in order for the content to be understood, executed or experienced.
Contributor Organization(s): 
Flanders-UNESCO Trust Fund (FUST)
Funding and sponsorship
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: 
Course - series of units and lessons used to teach the skills and knowledge required by its curriculum.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Citizen scientist
Data manager
Data professional
Early-career research scientist
Graduate student
Mid-career research scientist
Research faculty
Research scientist
Software engineer
Technology expert group
Undergraduate student
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)
Framework - A community-based organization plan or set of steps for education or training: 
ICSU - World Data System Training Resources Guide