ODINAFRICA Ocean Data Portal Training-of-Trainers Course

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

This ODINAFRICA Ocean Data Portal training-of-trainers course will demonstrate the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) Ocean Data Portal V2. The focus will be on ODP Data Provider for national nodes (NODCs). This course includes some specific topics like an introduction to Linux OS and an application server which are used as an operating environment. This course can be also used to gain a better understanding of the IODE Ocean Data Portal and its capabilities.

The course is comprised of three sessions and each session is composed of several video presentations.  

  • Session 1: Introduction to IODE Ocean Data Portal V2
  • Session 2: ODP Data Provider - Data Connect and Share
  • Session 3: Metadata Maintenance

PowerPoint slides for each presentation are available for download from the main course page.

About the Ocean Data Portal:

  • Formally established in 2007 as a program under the IODE and supported by the Partnership Centre for IODE Ocean Data Portal, Russian Federation
  • Seeks to provide open and seamless access to marine data collections in an enabling and globally distributed environment
  • Facilitates discovery, evaluation, and access to data
  • Provides benefits to both data providers and data users
  • Focuses on standards, technology, people, and capacity planning 
Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Sergei Belov
Sergey Sukhonosov
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
Ocean Teacher Global Academy
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: 
Accessible data - FAIR Data Principle
Continuity of access - - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Data access
Data access methods
Data discovery and identification - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Data portals
Data reuse - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
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: 
Monday, December 16, 2013
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE)
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Presentation - representation of the particular way in which an author shows, describes or explains one or more concepts, e.g., a set of Powerpoint slides.
Contributor Organization(s): 
International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE)
Funding and sponsorship
Russian Federation
Funding and sponsorship
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Professional Development - increasing knowledge and capabilities related to managing the data produced, used or re-used, curated and/or archived.
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: 
Research scientist
Mid-career research scientist
Early-career research scientist
Research faculty
Graduate student
Undergraduate student
Data supporter
Data professional
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