The Second Session of 2021 ODC International Forum for Young Marine Scientists was successfully accomplished in the afternoon from June 5 to June 16, 2021. This forum was held at the same time as The 10th ODC Training Course, and attracted much attention of previous trainees.
Forum has seen the number of more than 64 participants, mainly from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand and China. The session focused on Regional Application of Coupled Climate Models. Twenty-six young scholars were invited to share their academic background, research area, recent area and recent work progress. The number of participants is much larger than previous, so we collected the reports and videos to play on the forum. After the videos were played, participants discussed the topics they were interested in with the scholar.
Since this forum lasted a lone time, it also included some activities such as group discussion and group report. 6 young scholars gave the final report on behalf of their group. They discussed different Models of Regional Application of Coupled Climate Models, and presented their own understanding of the lectures given by experts in ODC training courses. It is worth mentioning that two scholars could not report during the forum due to network reasons, but they still contacted us during the break time to record the whole report and put it on the ODC website. At the end of the session, six scholars were awarded with certificates in appreciation of their contributions to the forum. The forum has aroused considerable interest.
The ODC center will continue to provide the platform for young marine scientists to have in-depth communication and effective discussion on their perspectives and research progress on marine science development through the organization of various Forum activities. For the events that will follow, the ODC center will make full preparations in terms of the optimization of network platform, selection of topics and exhibition of outcomes, trying to offer an audio-visual banquet for young researchers in the field of ocean and climate. Previous trainees or new partners are highly welcomed to join in these activities and share research progress or achievements on this platform.