Presentation on theme: "The OceanTeacher Academy Summary Way forward. Rationale How to deal with staff turnover in ODINs ? Establishment of new ODINs Need for a regular cycle."— Presentation transcript:
Rationale How to deal with staff turnover in ODINs ? Establishment of new ODINs Need for a regular cycle of standardized courses, relevant for all regions Standard curriculum of annually organized courses
Objectives to establish a facility that will provide an annual teaching programme of courses related to oceanographic data and information management and the development of related products and services that will contribute to the sustainable management of oceans and coastal areas in Africa and other regions. Supports all ODINs Development of regional training nodes Multiplier effect
Target group Staff of NODCs (new as well as already established) Staff of marine libraries (new as well as already established) University students needing training on DM University lecturers on DM (train-the-trainer) Staff of facilities on related disciplines
Course types (i)Basic Courses – Survey courses of fundamental principles in data or information management. These courses assume current familiarity with marine data and information, but provide the first instance of definitions and working principles that have not been developed in previous undergraduate/graduate education. (ii)Advanced Courses -- Courses beyond the survey level that tackle complex topics beyond the basic concepts. In data management, for example, these courses would examine relationships between data publication, their formats, and methods to analyze them within the provided software packages. (iii)Applied Courses – Courses that directly tackle very specialized treatment of specific data types, or data for specific applications. Examples of these courses would be a workshop to create and quality control a sea level data management system for a particular site, or a workshop to create and publish an online web mapping system for a part of the world ocean. (iv)Accredited (University) Courses – Courses, sometimes very similar to the above, developed specifically to meet formal university course requirements of coordinating institutions. (v)Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses – Courses designed to provide professional information and data managers with updated information, new information, or re-fresher information on selected topics of interest. Typically, these courses include former trainees or fully qualified professionals who seek expanded familiarity with “hot topics”.
Regionalisation IOC Project Office for IODE as main training centre Promotion of the establishment of regional training facilities and thereby transferring training know-how to the regions. Within the work plan of the Project resources will be set aside to stimulate such initiatives.
Course programming cycle Organisation based upon the academic year (September-July) Preparatory phase : March – July June: needs assessment (survey) Courses start : in September of every calendar year Courses end : in June
Course advertisement & pre-registration Advertisement draft list of courses: on OT website and mailing to alumni Pre-registration of interested trainees Participant pre-selection Development of curriculum based upon pre-registered trainees Participant selection: Course duration : 1-2 up to 4 weeks
Tuition fees Avoiding course tourism Tuition and additional costs fee Additional costs for medical insurance Sponsored trainees: 400 euro/week
Lecturers Lecturers : experts on ODM and MIM List with content providers
Lecturers + Content provider list Marine Information MAnagement 1.Linda Pikula (USA) 2.Marc Goovaerts (Belgium) 3.Paul Nieuwenhuysen (Belgium)
Implementation and follow-up The course programme will consist of 1.Training (at the academy) 2.Exercises (at the academy) 3.Home assignments 4.Course follow up 5.Issuing of certificate (upon completion of the assignments)
Clients ODINs SPINCAM CMA MARBEF SeaDataNet ECOMAMA, MARELAC, Erasmus Mundus Nippon Foundation – POGO CoFe) JCOMM WMO Other IOC projects
Way Forward Selection of Courses to be planned (based upon survey) Identification of lecturers Is material ready ? Planning of training courses
DM B: Ocean Data Products and Synthesis A: Marine GIS S: Ocean Modeling and related DM ; Web based data services development ; Sea Level Data Management and Analysis ; Website development ; Accessing and using real time data
MIM B: Literature of the Marine Science A: Developing your library website S: Archiving and Preserving Digital Media ; Digital Information Sciences ; Database Management