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 on Development of Coupled Regional Ocean Models
( 12-23 June 2017, Qingdao, China)
This training course is designed to help develop the capacity of member states in the Western Pacific (suitable candidates from outside the region will also be welcome), who are involved in the development of coupled regional ocean models. The training will cover topics related to regional surface wave model, tide model and regional ocean circulation model and their coupling. During this training course, more practice courses will be organized to enhance the trainee's skills of solving realistic problems. The training course will be conducted in English and the trainee member will be limited to around 35. Application should to be applied before 20 April 2017. More details will be found in Training Courses.
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