Enrollment to the 2007 edition of the Dive GIS summer course
is now open. Enroll by April 15th and be entitled to 10% fee
The course is well suited for people novice to GIS and
diving, as well as for people that have already some
experience in one of the two or in both fields and wish to
improve their skills.
Course program, details, photo gallery of 2006 edition at:
This course will take place in the rich of history and
nature Marine Protected Area of Capo Rizzuto, Italy.
Participants will have the chance of becoming successful
Geographic Information Systems users and certified divers
through the ESRI Authorized "Introduction to ArcGIS 9.x" and
the PADI "Open (or Advanced) Water Diver" courses.
Additionally overlap modules will introduce the participants
to GIS-based tools and techniques of marine scientists with
underwater and computer sessions. They will learn how to map
marine habitats from satellite/aerial images and verify them
on the field, perform marine fauna and flora surveys and
find associations among all the biotic and abiotic
components using GIS.
"Introduction to ArcGIS 9.x ESRI authorized course"
This course covers fundamental GIS concepts as well as how
to query a GIS database, manipulate tabular data, edit
spatial and attribute data, and present data clearly and
efficiently using maps and charts. Participants learn how to
use ArcMapT, ArcCatalogT, and ArcToolboxT and explore how
these applications work together to provide a complete GIS
software solution. Students will receive an internationally
recognised ESRI certificate at the end of this module.
"GIS and Remote Sensing of the Marine Environment"
This course covers fundamental Remote Sensing concepts and
how to use this technology for marine resources mapping. It
gives and overview of image analysis and classification
methods and an in depth practical case study of marine
habitat mapping by mean of remote sensing images visual
"Marine Fauna identification and data collection on the
Students will learn how to identify marine fauna and flora,
how to collect scientific data regarding their distribution
and how to use GIS handheld tools and GPS units. Students
will also collect habitat data for remote sensing image
interpretation ground thruthing and accuracy assessment.
Data will be collected while on the field, diving and
More training at:
Conservation GIS Program: