The 12th ODC Training Course on Ocean Model and Data Assimilation

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As a kernel tool in marine science, the ocean model can be used for forecasting the ocean environment in the future, generating the historical states of the ocean, and also for understanding the ocean processes through numerical experiments with different conditions. The results of the ocean models combined the observations through data assimilation could provide strongly supports to the marine service and management. There is an increasing requirement for the related knowledge and technique in recent years. Under this background, the ODC center has planned the 12th training course on Ocean Model and Data Assimilation in Qingdao during 10-21 July 2023.
As the first center under the framework of UNESCO/IOC-RTRCs, the ODC Center have carried out series training courses, which are featured with enough practical exercises, comfortable discussions within group and outside, and intensive interactions among trainees and experts. Besides, this training course will design more interesting activities such as brainstorming, designing project proposals. These activities will ensure that trainees will improve their ability in the simulation of the ocean. This training course contains 4 parts: Simulation of ocean dynamic processes, new generation ocean model and its application, basic theory and principles of data assimilation, and the application of data assimilation method in OFS.

Application and Selection

(1) How to Apply

There is no fee charged for application, registration and participation. If there any questions, please feel free to contact us.


Deadline: 25 April 2023, 24:00 GMT+8

(2) How to Participate

All trainees will attend this training course onsite. Please check the epidemic policy of your location before applying.

(3) Selection Procedure

The information filled in the application will be of great help for the selection process. A selection committee will be set-up with a view to select the most qualified early career scientists among applications to attend this training course. The selection process will be done according to the following criteria.
The educational background and/or work experience should be closely related to the topic of the training course.

The current or planned research activities you filled in application should related to the themes of the course.
For a balanced geographical distribution of the trainees, there will be an overall evaluation within the same country, or within the same affiliation.
The financial assistance will be considered mainly from the developing countries.
There will be a slight balance of male and female.
To support the participants from developing countries, a limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants. You will be asked to identify your financial request in the application system. The selection committee will evaluate the application form to decide who will receive the financial assistance.


Working Language

The course will be conducted in English

Important Time Nodes (GMT+8)

Registration Deadline: 25 April 2023
Decision of trainee list: 15 May 2023
Onsite registration time: 9 July 2023
Training Time: 10-21 July 2023


History Training

Since the establishment of the UNESCO/IOC Regional Training and Research Center (RTRC) on Ocean Dynamics and Climate (ODC center), eleven training course have been held, 1221 applications from 69 countries have been received, and 670 participants from 54 countries have been selected for trainings, and the subjects are respectively on Ocean Models (10-16 June 2011), Ocean Dynamics (16-22 July 2012), Air-Sea Interaction and Modeling (12-23 August 2013), Climate Models (3-14 November 2014), Climate Change (7-18 September 2015), Ocean Dynamics and Multi-scales Interaction (5-16 September 2016), Development of Coupled Regional Ocean Models (12-23 June 2017), Ocean Forecast System (2-7 July 2018), Climate Dynamics and Air-sea Interactions (17- 28 June 2019), Regional Application of Coupled Climate Models (5-16 July 2021) and Prediction and Projection of Climate (22-28 August 2022).