Introduction to Coastal and Marine GIS Training

Looking to understand marine spatial data and its application within a GIS environment?

The Introduction to Coastal and Marine GIS course will provide you with the background and skills necessary to utilise spatial data as a decision-making tool in marine planning, conflict management and environmental management.

Delivered by ABPmer’s experienced GIS consultants and GeoData’s GIS trainers, the three-day course uses case studies and hands-on activities to show how marine and coastal datasets support decision-making. 
Using ArcGIS v10.x, the course is structured around 11 modules that cover various GIS concepts and techniques. As well as introducing marine data and GIS, the course considers common problems faced when mapping coastal and offshore environments. There is also an opportunity to discuss specific spatial data issues with our specialists.

At the end of the course you will understand:

  • What GIS is, what spatial data is, raster and vector data models
  • The core tasks involved in GIS analysis including acquisition, storage, management, manipulation and presentation
  • The core functionality of ArcMap, ArcCatalog and the embedded ArcToolbox
  • How to import data and handle tables
  • Georeferencing raster images
  • The creation and editing of spatial data
  • Basic geoprocessing tasks
  • ModelBuilder basics 

The course is validated under the Association for Geographic Information CPD scheme and the GIS Certification Institute GIS Professional (GISP) Award.


GeoData, University of Southampton, is a fully accredited RGS-IBG CPD Provider.

Fee: £695 (no VAT)
For more information, or to book, visit the ABPmer website.


Interested in a similar course covering QGIS or ArcGIS Pro?

To be notified about future Coastal and Marine GIS courses for other software, please sign up to the relevant waiting list:

Tuesday, 12 July, 2022 to Thursday, 14 July, 2022