There is a close relationship between the monsoon and the climate system. Especially in the East-south Asia, the monsoon can affect the rainfall, drought, flood and so on. Considering the monsoon effect, the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) on the Pilot Project of SEAGOOS opened the project, the Monsoon Onset Monitoring and its Social & Ecosystem Impacts (MOMSEI), in 2008. China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippine, and Thailand took part in the project as central members.
According to the advice of 3rd
MOMSEI workshop, the 1st
MOMSEI summer school was held by the UNESCO WESTPAC Secretariat and the First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration (FIO, SOA) during 25-30 July 2010 in the Regional Training and Research Center on Ocean Dynamics and Climate in China.
It aims to bring up the young scientists for MOMSEI project and promote the MOMSEI science plan. The seven foreigner candidates, who come from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand respectively, took part in the summer school. The summer school had invited the famous scientists to address the excellent reports for all participants. After every report, the participants had full discussions with the reporter. Every participant cleared the basic concept and built the straightforward physical images by the reports and discussion. Besides the reports, FIO still arranged the cruise to increase the instrument operation capability.
Every participant deeply understood the MOMSEI science plan and its meaning. They all expected they can have the chance to take part in the next MOMSEI training shop.
(Information provided by Local Secretariat: Dr. Li Zhi, First Institute of Oceanography, SOA, China, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org