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  • 2012•07•19     Bangkok

    After a very successful climate projection downscaling pilot training programme launched last year, UNU-ISP is happy to announce the November 2012 Training Programme on Climate Change Downscaling Approaches and Applications that will be held in Bangkok, Thailand. The programme is supported by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Chulalongkorn University as local organizers.

    These training sessions were developed under the framework of the University Network for Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation Research (UN-CECAR). The objectives of the programme are to assess the impact of climate change in a region and to reduce their vulnerabilities through the latest technologies and methodologies necessary to downscale and the appropriate use of downscaled information.

    The training module consists of the following course categories: science of climate change and downscaling, dynamical and statistical downscaling methods, impacts on rice production and impacts on floods. Participants will also receive practical training in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in downscaling and modelling extreme climatic events.

    UNU-ISP would like to invite applications for a 10-day Training Programme on Climate Change Downscaling Approaches and Applications in Water and Food Sectors. The training programme will be held from the 10th to 22nd of November 2012, and is open to postgraduate students, researchers, faculty/staff of universities, government officials, international agencies, and professionals in relevant professions.

    The application deadline is 30 September 2012.

    For more information please visit the UN-CECAR training programme page.