Training course on
Remote sensing of ocean colour:
3-13 December, 2001, Cape Town, South Africa
A 10 day training course on the analysis and applications of satellite-derived ocean-colour data will take place from 3-13 December 2001 at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. The course is targeted at young (under 30 years of age), recent postgraduates or scientists from Africa. Coastal upwelling off the west coast of Africa has been chosen as the theme, and the eastern Atlantic Ocean will be the main study area. Applicants for the course will be selected according to their demonstrated ability to be able to transfer their knowledge and skills gained in the course, back to their respective institutions. A number of travel and subsistence scholarships (no per diem) will be available to accepted candidates.
The objectives of the course are to:
Course OutlineTopics to be addressed will include the following:
LanguageThe language of training course will be English. Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential.
LocationThe course will be held at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. The Department of Oceanography has access to a well equipped computer laboratory of 15 Pentium III PC's that will have BILKO software. Limited access will be available to SEADAS running on a PC with Linux operating system. Candidates will be housed in University accommodation.
SponsorsThe course will be co-ordinated and sponsored by the International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG), with additional sponsorship from the Partnership for the Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO), the IDYLE Project (Interactions and Spatial Dynamics of Renewable Resources in Upwelling Ecosystems) and the University of Cape Town.
FacultyLecturers will be drawn from the IOCCG, the University of Cape Town, the Joint Reseach Center (JRC) and the IDYLE Project.
How to applyProspective candidates are requested to submit a brief curriculum vitae, including the names of two professional referees, plus a one-page statement of how they feel they would benefit from attending the course, the suitability of their background and the reason for their interest in the course. Applications should be submitted by email addressed to Professor Frank Shillington (email@example.com), University of Cape Town, with a copy to Dr Venetia Stuart (firstname.lastname@example.org), Project Scientist, IOCCG.
Submission deadline: 15 August 2001.
Successful applicants will be notified by 1 November, 2001.