Successful “GEOTRACES IDP 2017 data with Ocean Data View” Workshop held in Qingdao, China

A hands-on workshop to teach standard and advanced Ocean Data View (ODV) methods for the exploration and scientific analysis of environmental data was held on May 2 and 3 2018, Qingdao, China. Total 82 participants attended the workshop including graduate and undergraduate students as well as young scientists, from Ocean University of China. During the workshop, the GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2017 (IDP2017) was used as example dataset. For the day 1, participants learned how to use ODV software, create map, property-property plots, sections, surface plots. In addition, participants also learned how to create ODV data file with their own data set. For the day 2, part of participants (14 students) gave presentations based upon the topics they have interest, which cover Global Physical water circulation, GEOTRACES IDP2017 data, Time-series data (Station Aloha), and their own dataset etc. Lastly, participants learned some tips of advanced level of ODV on how to work on their own dataset.

Participants were encouraged to bring their own laptop computer for use during the hands-on sessions of the workshop. All computers were prepared before the workshop by installing the latest version of the ODV software (ODV 5.0) and downloading the data set. Also, participants were encouraged to fill the survey before the workshop, which helped to understand the participant’s needs and to organize the workshop. The survey was included those questions: Have you ever used ODV before? Have you ever made any “scatter”, “section”, “surface” plots with ODV? Have you ever created own data spreadsheet for ODV and import into ODV? What topic are you interested in the most? i.e. Global Physical water circulation, GEOTRACES IDP2017 data, Time-series data (Station Aloha), Carbon, Hydrothermal vents, and Others. The 63 students were answered those questions, and the main results are available in the workshop report.  

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Pictures: (left) Dr. Mariko Hatta gave her presentations during the workshop on the Day 1 (May 2 2018); (right) The scene at room B317, south building in the College of Information Science and Engineering, Ocean University of China.