2022 School (in Nigeria)

We were very excited to host our first school in Nigeria and our first hybrid in-person/virtual school! The in-person portion of COESSING 2022 was held in Lagos, Nigeria from August 1-5, 2022. There were about 100 in-person participants, with most days hosted at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and a one-day field trip to Nigerian Institute For Oceanography And Marine Research (NIOMR). The virtual participants watched the streaming in-person lectures in the morning, and then had dedicated virtual programming of lectures, panels, and interactive tutorials in the afternoon. #COESSING22 #COESSING


In-person schedule and content

In-person instructors

Brian K. Arbic, Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan

Joseph K. Ansong, Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Ghana.

Dimitris Menemenlis, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA

Ebenezer S. Nyadjro, Associate Research Professor, Northern Gulf Institute, Mississippi State University/Affiliate, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, Stennis Space Center

Richmond Kennedy Quarcoo, Founder/Director of Plastic Punch

Tashiana Osborne, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Ngozi Oguguah, Principal Research Officer, NIOMR

Janae’ Collier, Associate Director, Michigan Research & Discovery Scholars, University of Michigan

Oladipo Mumin, Lecturer, Department of Physics with Electronics, Koladaisi University

Adam C. Simon, Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan.

Peter Knoop, Research Computing Consultant, University of Michigan

Lailah Gifty Akita, University of Ghana

Gregory Wagner, Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Simone Silvestri, Postdoctoral Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Andrews Agyekumhene, University of Ghana

Eunice Konadu Asamoah, University of Ghana

Rachel Toyosi Idowu, University of Abuja

Lois Anderson, PhD Student, Rutgers University


Virtual schedule and content

Virtual Instructors

Winn Johnson, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Dr. Paige E. Martin, Postdoctoral Scholar, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Dr. Stephan D. Howden, Professor, Division of Marine Science in the School of Ocean Science and Technology, University of Southern Mississippi.

Jinbo Wang, Project Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Raffaele Ferrari, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Daniel Quaye, Masters Student, Atlantic Technical University

Shau Hwai Tan (Aileen), Professor, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Sidney Hemming, Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

John Eiler, Professor, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Nubi Olubunmi Ayoola, NIOMR

Symone Barkley, Black in Marine Science

Lora van Uffelen, Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island

Kathy Vigness-Raposa, Principal Scientist, INSPIRE Environmental

Johnson Oguntuase, Assistant Professor, University of Southern Mississippi


#COESSING22 on social media!

There was a lot of excitement during COESSING 2022, and we had more social media presence this year than ever before! Below are links to all COESSING 2022 social media sites, and some links to videos from attendees! (Note: these social media links are included in a footer on each page of this website as well.)

COESSING 2022 vlog by Oluwabukola Babalola Part 1 and Part 2

Hear feedback from instructors and participants about the marine vessel tour in video 1 and video 2 (thanks to Ngozi Oguguah)!

Check out this video from onsite volunteers about their experience at COESSING 2022 and lots of photos from school!


Python and Julia content

Link to all Python and Julia notebooks (via GitHub)

Link to recordings of all virtual Python tutorials



Links to some of the content for this year’s school:

Sound in the Sea: what we can learn if we listen (Lora Van Uffelen and Kathy Vigness-Raposa)


Introduction to NASA Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PODAAC) (Jinbo Wang)


Ocean Modeling for the 21st Century (Raffaele Ferrari)


Virtual Lecture: A Primer on the Concepts and Uses of Stable Isotope Geochemistry (John Eiler)


Virtual Lecture: Intro to Hydrography (Stephan Howden)


Slides: Ocean data inclusivity for Africa (Isa Elegbede)


Slides: Public awareness and empowerment in marine biodiversity protection (Aileen Tan)


Slides: Choice of sample container for marine sample collection (Nubi Olubunmi Ayoola)


Slides: Marine debris pollution: Citizen scientists take charge! (Annette Jaya Ram)



Hosting institutions:

University of Lagos (UNILAG)

Nigerian Institute For Oceanography And Marine Research (NIOMR)

Nigerian co-organizers:

Ngozi Oguguah (oguguahnm AT niomr.gov.ng), NIOMR

Nubi Olubunmi (nubiao AT niomr.gov.ng), NIOMR

Temitope Sogbanmu (tsogbanmu AT unilag.edu.ng), UNILAG

Olawale Awe (olawaleawe AT gmail.com), University of Campinas Brazil

Rachel Toyosi Idowu (racheltoyosi.idowu AT uniabuja.edu.ng), University of Abuja

Isa Elegbede (isaelegbede AT gmail.com), Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany

Lawal-Are Aderonke (alawalare AT unilag.edu.ng), UNILAG

Mosunmola Akinwunmi (fakinwunmi AT unilag.edu.ng), UNILAG

Wakil Saba (sabaola AT gmail.com), Lagos State University-LASU

Wahab Elegbeleye (oelegbeleye AT unilag.edu.ng), UNILAG

US co-organizers

Tashiana Osborne, AAAS Fellow

Paige Martin, Columbia University

Winn Johnson, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Brian Arbic, University of Michigan