Dr. Deng Palomares and Dr. Gabriel Reygondeau

Sea Around Us project manager and AquaMaps coordinator launch aquatic data sciences course

Dr. Deng Palomares and Dr. Gabriel Reygondeau

Dr. Deng Palomares and Dr. Gabriel Reygondeau.

The Sea Around Us project manager, Dr. Deng Palomares, and Dr. Gabriel Reygondeau, AquaMaps coordinator and a research associate at UBC’s Changing Oceans Research Unit, have developed a non-credential course titled Introduction to Aquatic Data Sciences.

Although hosted by UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, the nine-week course is 100 per cent online with a mix of live sessions and self-paced study.

Introduction to Aquatic Data Sciences is designed for professionals and researchers who are passionate about the oceans, fisheries, and sustainable development. It is a gateway to understanding aquatic databases, such as the Sea Around Us, FishBase, SeaLifeBase, and AquaMaps, and equips participants with the introductory skills to extract, analyze, and visualize data to inform research and related decisions.

This course is part of Analytics for Leaders in Ocean Management, which is a flexible online program focused on boosting professional analytics know-how and helping participants create solutions for a sustainable and equitable blue economy.

The first cohort of Introduction to Aquatic Data Sciences starts on November 20, 2023. To apply, follow the registration link.

An info session to go over the details of the course will be held on October 25, 2023, at 5 p.m. Vancouver time. Registration, via this link, is required.

The cost is CAD1,620 per course and some Canada-based students may be eligible to apply for the Future Skills Grant. For more details on the grant, please email Vicente Regis at v.regis(at)oceans.ubc.ca