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TitleInternational Training Course on Remote Sensing of Potential Fishing Zones and Ocean state Forecast
Listing InstitutionIndian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)
Last Date to apply2014-01-15
Course DurationFrom: 2014-03-24  To: 2014-03-29
LocationINTERNATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE FOR OPERATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHY (ITCOocean), Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, "Ocean Valley", Pragathi Nagar BO, Nizampet SO, Hyderabad - 500 090,India
DescriptionThe focus of the training course is utilization of satellite data for the identification of Potential Fishing Zones and Ocean State Forecast (OSF). Broad topics to be covered : Satellite data acquisition and processing, R S applications for fisheries (PFZ), Utilization of GIS for generation of PFZ Advisories, OSF and product generation, Lab. Sessions on interpretation of satellite imagery for generation of PFZ Advisories, retrieval of OSF Products,different types of forecasts (location specific, regional and coastal forecast of waves, global and Indian Ocean forecasts), use of high wave alerts
Instruction LanguageEnglish
Minimum Educational Requirement(students)Graduate /Post graduate students in Oceanography, Marine sciences pursuing their career in Operational Oceanography. Staff of operational oceanographic centres/decision makers involved in oceanographic services and marine activities. Priority will be given to students from Indian Ocean RIM Countries.
Application Documents RequirmentApplication form can be downloaded at the following link : www.incois.gov.in/incois/ITCOocean-PFZShortCourseApplicationForm.pdf
Sponsors' AvailabilityNo course fee is charged for the training course. The participants are expected to make their own arrangements for all expenses, including International to and fro travel. However, INCOIS can provide local transportation, food and lodging at their Hostel for few deserving candidates. Preference in admission will be given for candidates who are supported by their own organizations. International participants may approach UNDP, UNESCO, UN-ESCAP, IOC, SCOR and other agencies for financial assistance.(For details see : www.incois.gov.in )
Contact InformationDirector Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) (Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India) “Ocean Valley”, Pragathi Nagar (B.O.) Nizampet (S.O.), HYDERABAD – 500 090 INDIA Tel : +91 40 23895000 Fax : +91 40 23895001 E mail : director@incois.gov.in
Related Websiteswww.incois.gov.in, www.incois.gov.in/Incois/ITCOocean.jsp
KeywordsPotential Fishing Zones (PFZ), Ocean State Forecast (OSF), Indian Ocean, Training Course, INCOIS

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