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



       The UNESCO/IOC Regional Training and Research Center on Ocean Dynamics and Climate (hereinafter referred to as "ODC Center") 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, "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 Pacific".

      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.

ODC training course and CLIVAR-FIO Joint Summer School in 2018

(25 June-7 July, 2018, Qingdao, China)

      The UNESCO/IOC-ODC Training Course on "Ocean Forecast Systems" will be held together with the CLIVAR-FIO Joint Summer School on "Past, present and Future Sea Level changes" from June 25 to July 7, 2018. The training course will cover regional ocean forecast systems, from ocean data assimilation, forecast of wave, tide and circulation in regional and coastal regions, to practice of regional OFS and interpretation of numerical results. The Summer School will cover a wide range of physical processes contributing to global and regional sea level change: from observations to modeling of the main physical processes of global and regional sea level rise and variability.
      We invite Early Career Scientists from all over the world to participate in these two events. Limited funding support for travel is available.

         For more details, please go to Training Courses.

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