GMES & Africa Online Training Course on the use of eStation for generating PFZ maps and Bulletin charts

From the 28th to 30th of September 2020, the Mauritius Oceanography Institute (MOI) is conducting an online training course on the use of eStation for generating Potential Fishing Zone (PFZ) maps and bulletin charts 

This training course covers topics related to the “Monitoring and Forecasting of Physical and Biological Oceanography variables” and “Fishing Zones Monitoring and Protection” applications of the Marine and Coastal Management Service. It targets stakeholders who are involved in the production of Potential Fishing Zone maps and Monthly Oceanographic Bulletins.

The learning objectives are:
  • to provide participants with a basic knowledge of the eStation,
  • to teach participants how to locate files on the Processing PC,
  • to show participants how to retrieve data from the eStation and work on the data with QGIS,
  • to teach participants how to create an output map using the GUI on the Visualisation PC,
  • to show participants how to select their preferred region of interest for calculating time series on Chlorophyll-a and Sea Surface Temperature data. 

The resource person for this training is Mr. V. Ramchandur, Research Scientist at the MOI and Lead Thematician for the GMES-Africa Marine and Coastal Management in the East Africa Region.



The Global Monitoring for Environment and Security and Africa (GMES and Africa) is a flagship programme of the African Union Commission (AUC) under the African Space Policy and Strategy. It sets a pathway for the continent to be globally competitive in space activities, including Earth Observation (EO), and to develop a viable continental space programme. With continent-wide coverage, the programme is implemented through grants to African institutions under the banners of regional consortia. 12 consortia representing a total of 144 African institutions in 45 African Countries and 6 European Countries have been awarded grants through open competitive bidding to implement projects in water, natural resources, marine and coastal areas management.