After a very successful climate projection downscaling pilot training programme launched last year, we are happy to announce the November 2012 Training Programme on Climate Change Downscaling Approaches and Applications that will be held in Thailand with the support of Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Chulalongkorn University as local organizers. These training sessions were developed under the framework of the University Network for Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation Research (UN-CECAR). The objectives of the programme are to assess the impact of climate change in a region and to reduce their vulnerabilities through the latest technologies and methodologies necessary to downscale and the appropriate use of downscaled information. The training module consists of the following course categories: science of climate change and downscaling, dynamical and statistical downscaling methods, impacts on rice production and impacts on floods in Asia. Participants will also receive practical training in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in downscaling and modelling extreme climatic events.
It is a unique training programme with contributions from University of Nebraska on behalf of NCAR-USA, Meteorological Research Institute of Japan, the University of Tokyo in Japan, Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi and Kharagpur, Nippon Koei Co. Ltd. in Japan, Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand, Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment in Viet Nam, and the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET) in the USA and Asia Pacific Network (APN). The training programme was developed with the support of the Ministry of Environment of Japan and The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). The current training sessions are organized with the support of Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN).
UNU-ISP would like to invite applications for a 10-day Training Programme on Climate Change Downscaling Approaches and Applications in Water and Food Sectors. The training programme will be held from the 9th to 20th of November 2012, and are open to postgraduate students, researchers, faculty/staff of universities, government officials, international agencies, and professionals in relevant professions.
Details of the programme are available at the Downscaling Training page
and applications are accepted through our on-line form at http://cecar.unu.edu/apply
Please address your specific queries to the following contact persons:
- Program content, resource persons and collaboration (Srikantha Herath, UNU-ISP, ccd-app [at] cecar.unu.edu)
- Applications procedure and acceptance policies (Soo Huey Teh, UNU-ISP, teh [@] unu.edu)
UNU-ISP on behalf of UN-CECAR