International Training Course On “Ocean Colour Remote Sensing – Data, Processing and Applications” Organized by ITCOcean & ESSO-INCOIS

International Training Course  On “Ocean Colour Remote Sensing – Data, Processing and Applications” Organized by ITCOcean & ESSO-INCOIS

International Training Course On “Ocean Colour Remote Sensing – Data, Processing and Applications”

Organized ITCOcean and ESSO-INCOIS, Hyderabad, India

November 10-14, 2014

INCOIS-logoIndian National Center for Ocean Information Service (INCOIS) under Earth System Science Organization (ESSO) is a dedicated institution for operational oceanography and the only institution in the Indian region that has been providing operational ocean information and advisory services over the past 10 years. It has established leadership particularly in ocean observations, ocean modeling and ocean information and advisory services in the Indian Ocean region.

ESSO-INCOIS and UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO) signed a Memorandum of Agreement on 4 July 2013 during the 27th session of the IOC Assembly in Paris, for cooperation in conducting training courses at the International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOocean) set up by ESSO-INCOIS in Hyderabad, India. The Centre aims at promoting the development and optimization of scientific base, technology and information system for operational oceanography at national, regional and global levels. The Centre has conducted four training courses during 2013-14 in various themes in operational oceanography (For more details kindly visit

Course Contents :

The Lectures will tentatively cover the following topics:

  • Marine optics, Ocean colour- sensor characteristics, data, uncertainties
  • Ocean colour Algorithms, Chlorophyll, shallow water remote sensing, algal blooms
  • Atmospheric correction of ocean color observations
  • Marine primary production and P-I experiments
  • Phytoplankton classification using ocean colour data

Hands on Exercises and Laboratory visits (Afternoon sessions):

  • Visit to Ground station: Satellite data sets and value added products
  • Introduction on SeaDAS – Processing capability and available tools
  • Demonstration of Complex water Atmospheric Algorithm Scheme (CAAS) and Algal Bloom Index (ABI)
  • Generation of PI parameters, maps of Primary productivity
  • Demonstration on Phytoplankton classification using ocean colour data

Who can apply?

The training program is open to scientists, post-graduate fellows, and doctoral students involved in oceanographic work with specific reference to Ocean Colour Remote Sensing and its applications. Priority will be given to students from Indian Ocean RIM countries.

The trainees are expected to have basic knowledge of Ocean Optics and Remote Sensing along with basic computer skills. Preference will be given to the candidates persuing their research or building a carrier in the above topics.

Course Fee and Financial support:

There is no course fee 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 to candidates who are supported by their own organizations. International participants may approach UNDP, UNESCO, UN-ESCAP, IOC, SCOR and other agencies for financial assistance.

How to Apply

The interested candidates should fill in the attached application form and provide a recommendation letter from Research Supervisor / Head of the Institute. The completed and signed application form should be sent to:

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
Tel : +91 40 23895000
Fax : +91 40 23895001
E mail :


The training course will be held at ITCOcean, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad, India.



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    LEON.DONALD.OROTTA 26 May, 2015, 11:12

    Dear Sir,
    How can I get the application form for the above course

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