UNESCO/IOC Regional Training and Research Center on Ocean Dynamics and Climate (UNESCO/IOC-ODC)

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Introduction
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The UNESCO/IOC Regional Training and Research Center on Ocean Dynamics and Climate (hereinafter referred to as ˇ°ODC Centerˇ±) was officially 
established through one Agreement signed by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and the host institute, the First Institute 
of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration (FIO, SOA) of China, at the Eighth Intergovernmental Session of UNESCO/IOC Sub-Commission for 
the Western Pacific (WESTPAC-VIII) in Bali, Indonesia on May 11,  2010.
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As per the Agreement, ˇ°the objectives of the Center shall be to enhance the regional research capacity and capability on ocean dynamics, air-sea 
interactions, climate change and numerical modeling through, among others, provisions of regular training courses in English once a year to around 
15-20 junior scientists and doctoral/master students mainly from the developing member states of IOC in the Western Pacificˇ±.
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Objectives and Scope of the Training Course
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The objective of the ODC Center, as a partner of UNESCO/IOC Network of Training and Research Centers in the Western Pacific, will be enhance 
the regional research capacity and capability on ocean dynamics, air-sea interactions, climate change and numerical modeling through:
  (1)  provision of regular training courses in English once a year on a free of charge basis, with best regional experts available invited as guest 
         lecturers at appropriate times, to around 15-20 junior scientists and doctoral /master students mainly from the developing member states of IOC
         in the Western Pacific region;
   (2)  organization and hosting of workshops in English on related topics to promote interactions between experienced oceanographers and students;
   (3)  provision of laboratory environment for testing open general circulation model theories and developing the state-of-art wave-tide-circulation coupled 
         ocean model;
   (4)  exchange of visiting scholars and doctoral education.
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Personnel
Director of ODC Center: 
Prof. Fangli Qiao
UNESCO/IOC Regional Training and Research Center on Ocean Dynamics and Climate
First Institute of Oceanography, SOA, China
6 Xian-Xia-Ling Road, Hi-Tech Industry Park, Qingdao, P.R.China. 266061
Tel: +86-532-88967400; Fax: +86-532-88967400
E-mail: qiaofl@fio.org.cn
Secretary of ODC Center: 
Dr. Xunqiang Yin
UNESCO/IOC Regional Training and Research Center on Ocean Dynamics and Climate
First Institute of Oceanography, SOA, China
6 Xian-Xia-Ling Road, Hi-Tech Industry Park, Qingdao, P.R.China. 266061
Tel: +86-532-88967415; Fax: +86-532-88967415
E-mail: yinxq@fio.org.cn


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