UN-CECAR Downscaling Training in Sri Lanka

International Students Complete “Climate Change Downscaling Approaches and Applications (CCDAA)” Training Course in Sri Lanka UNU-IAS organized an intensive training course on Climate Change Downscaling Approaches and Applications, under the framework of UN-CECAR, which was held at Sri Lankan Institute of Information and Technology in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 30 March to 10 April 2015. Some 27 students from 10 countries, with various backgrounds, participated in the course, with a third of participants coming from the government sector.

Expert lecturers from UNU-IAS, IIT Bhubaneswar and Kharagpur, the University of Tokyo, Nippon Koei Co., International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Ritsumeikan University were delivered. The former Vice-Chancellor of Peradeniya University, Prof. Madumma Bandara, also joined the closing part of the course during the final discussions.

The course consisted of two parts. Course I “downscaling methods” focuses on climate change, atmospheric science and downscaling techniques on statistical and dynamical approaches, based on hands-on exercises with various tools including Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF), RegCM and so on. Course 2, consists of options (a) Assessing flood impacts or (b) Estimating rice production utilizing future climate projections as parallel sessions. All the participants also received lectures and hands-on training on “Geographic Information System (GIS)” and “communication results” from the common sessions.


More information could be found on; http://cecar.unu.edu/courses/content/downscaling