First Module of Ocean Best Practices Course is Out!

The OBPS team is putting together an online course about ocean best practices and the Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS) Repository. The course will introduce the concept of best practices and the OBPS. You will learn why it is important to document your methods and what are the necessary steps to elevate methods to a best practice. You will have an overview about the importance and relevance of using and sharing ocean best practices and standards in an open and FAIR way. You will also understand and learn how to create a best practice and how to submit, share and search for methods and best practices in the OBPS repository.

The course is composed of four modules, and the first module “What is a best practice?” is now available. In this module, Professor Juliet Hermes introduces the concept of best practices and the Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS). She also discusses the steps needed to get your best practice endorsed by the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS). The remaining 3 modules will be released in the coming months, and we’ll announce them here!

If you are interested in learning about Ocean Best Practices go to IOC’s OceanTeacher e-Learning Platform. You will need to register (in case you do not have an account on OceanTeacher) to have access to the OBPS course. We hope you enjoy the course!

By Ana Lara-Lopez and Claudia Delgado