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

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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 (FIO), State Oceanic Administration (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.

       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±.

      Dr Wendy Watson-Wright, Executive Secretary of Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Assistant Director-General of UNESCO, issued Certificate of Appointment as the director of UNESCO/IOC-ODC to Professor Fangli Qiao during the 9th Intergovernmental Session of the Sub-commission for the Western Pacific, 9-12 May 2012, in Busan, Republic of Korea.


Training course of this year
             Training Course on Air-Sea Interactions and Modeling, UNESCO/IOC-ODC Center, Qingdao, China, 12-23 August 2013
               - application to be made before 6 June 2013

     The Training Course on Air-Sea Interactions and Modeling will be organized at the UNESCO/IOC Regional Training and Research Center on Ocean Dynamics and Climate (UNESCO/IOC-ODC Centre), Qingdao China on 12-23 August 2013. The training is designed to comprehensively introduce air-sea interaction and modeling, covering the theory and numerical modeling of the air-sea interaction, the analysis of air-sea fluxes observations and estimations, and the air-sea interactions in the tropics and mid-latitude region etc.  

        For more details, please go to Training Courses.


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