The opening ceremony of 11th UNESCO/IOC-ODC Training course

Date: 2022-08-15 09:53 Author: admin Clicks:

The opening ceremony of the 2nd CLIVAR-FIO Summer School on Ocean Macroturbulence and Its Role in Earth’s Climate and 11th UNESCO/IOC-ODC Training Course on Prediction and Projection of Climate was held in the morning of August 15 at Huangdao, Qingdao, China. This training course was hosted by First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources and Administrative Committee of Qingdao West Coast New Area. Organized by World Climate Research Programme’s Core Project on Climate and Ocean Variability, Predictability and Change (CLIVAR) and UNESCO/IOC Regional Training and Research Center on Ocean Dynamics and Climate (ODC).
The ceremony, chaired by Dr. Li Li from International Cooperation Department of FIO, was attended by Mr. Shengzhi Sun, Inspector of International Cooperation Division, Ministry of Natural Resources, Dr. Mike Sparrow, Head of World Climate Research Division, WMO & Head of WCRP Secretariat, Dr. Somkiat Khokiattiwong, Former Chairperson, IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific & Former Vice-Chair, IOC, Dr. Fangli Qiao, Deputy Director General of First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources, and Mr. Yingming Zhao, Director of Qingdao West Coast New Area Marine Development Bureau. In their welcome speeches, they fully affirmed the achievement of the CLIVAR-FIO summer schools and ODC training courses and warmly congratulated.
Mr. Shengzhi Sun extended warmly welcome to all experts and trainees, he said that the Ministry of Natural Resources has been strongly supporting and encouraging CLIVAR and the UNESCO/IOC-ODC Center to carry out international training activities, and will raise coordination resources actively in the future. Hope we will help countries build capacity in the field of oceans and climate, and promote multinational joint collaborative innovation.

Mr. Shengzhi Sun
Dr. Mike Sparrow introduced the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), said that WCRP will continue to strengthen scientific and technological cooperation with FIO, carry out international training in the field of oceans and climate, and thank China for its positive contributions in the field of oceans and climate.
Dr. Mike Sparrow
Dr. Somkiat Khokiattiwong said that the training course and activities related to ocean and climate organized by CLIVAR and ODC will be able to directly serve the member countries of the WESTPAC region, and improve the scientific research capabilities of relevant countries.
Dr. Somkiat Khokiattiwong
Dr. Fangli Qiao introduced the “Ocean Decade” and the UNESCO/IOC-ODC Center, ODC center has successfully conducted 10 international training course, received more than 1000 applications from 66 countries, and finally selected 522 participants from 51 countries to participate in the 10 training courses. The international training courses have promoted the capacity building of countries and regions around the Asia-Indo-Pacific in the Field of ocean and climate prediction, have received wide attention and praise from the majority of trainees.
Dr. Fangli Qiao
Dr. Jose Santos, Executive Director of the International CLIVAR Project Office, introduced the theme of the second CLIVAR-FIO Summer School, the specific arrangement of the course, etc. 
The 11th training course in 2022 focuses on Prediction and Projection of Climate, the 2nd CLIVAR summer school focuses on Ocean Macroturbulence and Its Role in Earth’s Climate. 17 world-famous experts from China, The United Kingdom, The United States, France, Germany and other countries were invited to give lectures to 148 trainees from 33 countries in the following two weeks. The Training course will provide opportunities for the young marine scientists especially from developing countries, to enhance their capacity and cooperation in research, and will further expand China’s international influence in the field of global ocean and climate research.