NAS Online Course - Introduction to QGIS

The Foundation awarded 17 bursaries to attend the NAS online introductory courses to QGIS in maritime archaeology, held in January and March 2022. These online introductory courses provided an overview of features in QGIS that are particularly useful in maritime archaeology. QGIS is a freely available GIS software package commonly used by archaeologists. Although focussing on this particular programme, the skills and procedures students are introduced to can be used in other GIS programmes (such as ArcGIS, gvSIG, GRASS GIS). The course tutor was Phoebe Wild, Phoebe is a Project Officer with MSDS Marine who has extensive experience in using GIS and has written a manual on how to use this programme.

This was an introductory course that aimed to provide an overview of QGIS, for students wishing to undertake a more comprehensive course the Foundation also offers scholarships for the Post-graduate Certificate/Diploma/MSc in Geographic Information Systems at Ulster University, see our available Scholarships page for more information.

Ibaa – It was such a knowledgable and brilliant course

Rachel – This course has tremendously contributed to my current master’s thesis. Since I am researching maritime cultural landscapes, I have to display a lot of maps and this course was the exact thing that I needed to know how to produce maps that would illustrate my research findings. I am truly grateful for this opportunity!

Sami – The QGIS course in maritime archeology has improved my competence in the QGIS program and contributed most importantly to my professional development.

Elissa – As a maritime archaeology student I am now able to work with QGIS, and create my own annotated and georeferenced maps. This skill is very important for my career as it can be useful in all types of projects, that I might be part of.

List of HFF funded participants;

Stylianos karavias
Elissa Nader
Judith Gatt
Christina Oikonomidou
Maria Ktori
Aya Omar
Marwan Fathy
Mirette Abdelnour
Reem Nader
Lucy Semaan
Alicia Johnson
Rachel Bonnici
Asmaa Ahmed Fayed
Yomna Mohamed Awad
Ibaa Naji Abou Diab
Sami El Jammal