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The main goal of the e-Training is to create an environment where training and knowledge exchange can take place at the trainee’s own pace through on-demand and easily accessible courses. The key to these autonomous learning systems is the ability to train groups located in multiple areas on a fully automated basis, reducing the time between learning and application. Such an approach also brings clear economic benefits while keeping trainees up to speed on the latest developments.

Training objectives

(as per D4.1 Communication & Dissemination Plan):

  • Empower end user community capacities particularly at scientific and management level in order to facilitate the usage of iMarine data e-infrastructure, Virtual Research Environment and services developed (e.g. common interfaces and resource integration, Virtual Research Environment Operation and Maintenance, etc.).
  • Enhance the competencies of EA-CoP information managers and specialists by facilitating structured knowledge exchange to assist in formulating policy and technological policy guidelines and best practices with consultation and feedback.
  • Raise awareness of underlying technologies, standards and interoperability based on the real-world needs of the user and wider EA-CoP.
  • Streamline educational services, reduce costs and the time between learning and implementation through “anytime, anywhere” training modules.

Potential Trainees

  1. users from identified collaborative projects such as ICES, TunAtlas, etc. - Applications end users? data management specialists?
  2. users from a more general audience who can/should help with the development of training material, and not simply expect to benefit from it - Applications end users? data management specialists?
  3. Students who could contribute to content under the supervision of their professor/tutor - Applications end users? data management specialists?
  4. IT specialist, who may require training on the infrastructure - software developers?

Training Material

  • Presentations
  • Manual & Guidelines documents
  • Training video on the applications

Training Content

A lot of material has been made available in order to describe some of the facilities offered by iMarine:

On End-User Collaboration Facilities

Overview
Description This material describes the iMarine main page, i.e. the main page a user faces after a log in. The video describes the major components of such a page and introduces the facilities for posting messages, having access to the events log and to the VREs to the End-User.
Audience End-user
Material Video (5 minutes) (draft version)
Workspace
Description This material describes the iMarine Workspace, i.e. a facility conceived to provide its user with a collaborative area for storing, exchanging and organizing information objects according to any specific need. Every user of the iMarine gateway, thus of any Virtual Research Environment, is provided with this area that resembles a classic folder-based file system.
Audience End-user
Material Video (5 minutes) draft version

Workspace User Guide

Messages
Description This material describes the iMarine Messages, i.e. a facility conceived to provide its user with a mechanism for exchanging messages including Workspace items with coworkers. Every user of the iMarine gateway, thus of any Virtual Research Environment is provided with this area that resembles a classic email system.
Audience End-user
Material Video (3 minutes) draft version

On Enhanced Reports Production Facilities

Enhanced Reports: Templates Creation
Description This material describes the iMarine Enhanced Reports environment, i.e. a working environment conceived to enable users to collaboratively produce reports consisting in complex documents characterised by well defined structures (templates). In particular, this material focuses on the Template creation facilities.
Audience End-user
Material Video (Duration) To be released in October 2013

User Guide

Enhanced Reports: Report Creation
Description This material describes the iMarine Enhanced Reports environment, i.e. a working environment conceived to enable users to collaboratively produce reports consisting in complex documents characterised by well defined structures (templates). In particular, this material focuses on the Report creation facilities.
Audience End-user
Material Video (Duration) To be released in October 2013

User Guide

Enhanced Reports: Workflows
Description This material describes the iMarine Enhanced Reports Workflow environment, i.e. a working environment conceived to enable users (i) to define complex workflows (including steps and roles users should have to perform certain steps) governing the production of Enhanced Reports, (ii) to instantiate such workflows to actual documents to be collaboratively created, and (iii) to monitor workflow execution;
Audience End-user
Material Video (Duration) To be released in October 2013

User Guide

On Statistical Data Mining Facilities

Statistical Data Mining: Data Management
Description This material describes the iMarine Statistical Data Mining environment, i.e. a working environment conceived to provide its users with a comprehensive set of operations to analyze various types of datasets. In particular, this material describes the set of facilities users are provided with for the management of the datasets that will then be used as input for the operations.
Audience End-user / Data Manager
Material Video (5'10) Draft Version
Statistical Data Mining: Experiment Execution
Description This material describes the iMarine Statistical Data Mining environment, i.e. a working environment conceived to provide its users with a comprehensive set of operations to analyze various types of datasets. In particular, this material describes the set of facilities users are provided with for using the available operations and monitoring their execution.
Audience End-user / Data manager
Material Video (5'50) Draft Version
Statistical Data Mining: New Method Provision
Description This material describes the iMarine Statistical Data Mining environment, i.e. a working environment conceived to provide its users with a comprehensive set of operations to analyze various types of datasets. In particular, this material describes the set of facilities users are provided with to add a new operation to the set of supported ones.
Audience End-user
Material Video (5'53) Draft Version

On Species Distribution Modeling Facilities

AquaMaps: Data Management
Description This material describes the iMarine AquaMaps environment, i.e. a working environment conceived to provide its users with facilities for producing species distribution maps by relying on the AquaMaps niche modeling algorithm. In particular, this material describes the set of facilities users are provide with to produce new versions of the data sets to be used to actually produce the maps.
Audience End-user / Data Manager
Material Video (6'06) To be released a new version in October 2013
AquaMaps: Species Distribution Maps Production
Description This material describes the iMarine AquaMaps environment, i.e. a working environment conceived to provide its users with facilities for producing species distribution maps by relying on the AquaMaps niche modeling algorithm. In particular, this material describes the set of facilities users are provide with to produce species distribution maps.
Audience End-user / Data Manager
Material Video (Duration) To be released in October 2013

User Guide

AquaMaps: Species View
Description This material describes the iMarine Species View environment, i.e. a working environment conceived to provide its users with facilities supporting an advanced search and browse of species maps produced via the AquaMaps application. It offers (i) simple search by species name, (ii) advanced search by supporting criteria on species name, code, taxonomy, and/or characteristic, and (iii) support for visualisation of products by image, by detailed record, and by scientific record.
Audience End-user / Data Manager
Material Video (Duration) To be released in October 2013

User Guide

On Species Data Discovery Facilities

Species Products Discovery: Taxonomy Items
Description This material describes the iMarine Species Products Discovery environment, i.e. a working environment conceived to provide its users with facilities supporting the discovery and management of species data including taxa names and occurrence points from a number of providers in a seamless way. In particular, this material focused on the set of features related to Taxonomy Items, i.e. characterizations of species taxa made available by various providers including Catalogue of Life, OBIS, WoRMS.
Audience End-user
Material Video (Duration) To be released in October 2013
Species Products Discovery: Occurrence Data
Description This material describes the iMarine Species Products Discovery environment, i.e. a working environment conceived to provide its users with facilities supporting the discovery and management of species data including taxa names and occurrence points from a number of providers in a seamless way. In particular, this material focused on the set of features related to Occurrence Datasets, i.e. dataset of species occurrence records made available by various providers including GBIF and OBIS.
Audience End-user
Material Video (5') DraftVersion

On Species Occurrences Data Management Facilities

Occurrences Data Management Facilities
Description This material describes the iMarine Occurrence Data Management environment, i.e. a working environment conceived to provide its users with a comprehensive set of operations to analyze Occurrence Data. In particular, this material describes the set of facilities users are provide with for using the available operations and monitoring their execution and assumes that the user is familiar with the Statistical Data Mining environment for data management facilities.
Audience End-user
Material Video (Duration) To be released in October 2013

On Geospatial Data Managament Facilities

Geo Explorer
Description This material describes the iMarine Geo Explorer environment, i.e. a working environment conceived to provide its users with facilities supporting an advanced search and browse of species distribution maps. It offers (i) simple search by keyword, e.g. species name, (ii) browsing, and (iii) support for visualisation and superposition of products.
Audience End-user / Data Manager
Material Video (Duration) To be released in October 2013 since a new version of the environment is going to be released in July 2013.

On Tabular Data Management Facilities

ICIS: Tabular data Import and Curation
Description This material describes the iMarine Tabular Data Management environment, i.e. a working environment conceived to provide its users with facilities supporting the import, curation and management of tabular data and time series. In particular, it focuses on the facilities enabling data managers to import and transform CSV files in time series, i.e. tabular data having proper types associated with columns eventually referring to code lists – reference datasets representing recognized value instances of the elements the dataset is about, e.g., species, zones, countries.
Audience End-user / Data manager
Material Video (4'03)

User Guide

Tabular Data Management
Description This material describes the iMarine Tabular Data Management environment, i.e. a working environment conceived to provide its users with facilities supporting the import, curation and management of tabular data and time series. In particular, it focuses on the facilities supporting the analysis of the data by enabling a user to (i) perform operations like grouping and filtering, (ii) producing charts and GIS maps (if the data have geographic features) and (iii) analysing the data via an R environment. Finally, the environment supports the publishing of time series in the infrastructure by equipping them with rich metadata so that such resources can be used in other application contexts.
Audience
Material Video (Duration) To be released in November/December 2013

User Guide

On Infrastructure Management Facilities

VRE Definition and Deployment Facilities
Description This material describes the iMarine Virtual Research Environment management facilities, i.e. a working environment conceived to provide its users with facilities for the creation and management of Virtual Research Environments. In particular, it focuses on the facilities supporting the characterization of such environments in terms of data to be made available and facilities to be offered and the actual deployment of such environments in terms of services to be deployed and machines to be allocated.
Audience End-user / Community managers
Material Video(5')

User Guide

Resources Management Facilities
Description This material describes the iMarine Resources Management facilities, i.e. a working environment conceived to provide its users with facilities for the browsing of the resources forming the infrastructure, their allocation to given scope, their monitoring and other management tasks.
Audience End-user / Infrastructure Manager
Material Video (5')

User Guide

Data Indexing
Description This material describes the iMarine Indexing facilities, i.e. a working environment conceived to provide its users with facilities for creating indices, i.e. data structures supporting the efficient discovery and retrieval of information objects.
Audience Infrastructure Manager / Data Manager
Material Video (4'18)

User Guide

File Transfer
Description This material describes the iMarine File Transfer facilities, i.e. a working environment conceived to provide its users with facilities for transferring files from a given source, i.e. a location where the file currently resides, to a target destination, i.e. a location where a new copy of the file should be placed. Details on scheduling of repetitive tasks will be given.
Audience Infrastructure Manager / Data Manager
Material Video (4')

User Guide

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