OTGA-GTSPP Training Course
23 - 26 June 2014
The course provides participants with both background reading assignments that cover the main course topics and hands-on exercises that explore the essential elements of the Global Temperature and Salinity Profile Programme (GTSPP) data management and assists participants in developing specific technical skills and methods for using the GTSPP data. Topics covered include: • An introductory overview of using open source software for managing the GTSPP data, • GTSPP operations including 1) quality assurance and quality control aspects of the GTSPP data, 2) duplicates identification, 3) unique data tagging scheme, and 4) XBT data management, • GTSPP data format types and descriptions, and • Graphical visualization using the commonly-used application programs, including but not limited to, "R", "ncBrowse" and "Ocean Data View" (ODV). Course Objectives • Promote the methodology of the GTSPP data management best practices. • Facilitate the data sharing and exchange with the GTSPP.
Period for applications: 18 February - 30 March 2014 Detailed information on how to register and the Application Form available at www.oceanteacher.org
Total Invited: 10