As a follow-up action after successfully hosting a CLIVAR Early Career Scientists Symposium in September, 2016, back to back with the CLIVAR Open Science Conference, the First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration (FIO/SOA) of China expressed its interest in hosting a CLIVAR Summer School, which is proposed to be an international training programme of CLIVAR. Having regard to the action of the 22nd Session of the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group (SSG), whereby the CLIVAR SSG welcomed the idea of “establishing a CLIVAR Summer School”, the CLIVAR-FIO Joint Summer School on “Past, Present and Future Sea Level Changes” will be organised in Qingdao, China, from June 25 to 30, 2018,
The objective of the CLIVAR summer school is to provide training and joint research opportunities for the next generation of climate and ocean scientists, while increasing the networking of early career scientists across different countries through provision of a biannual training course in English, with recognized international experts invited as lecturers at appropriate times, to around 40-45 young scientists and doctoral /master students globally. Also, the CLIVAR Summer School will establish a platform to foster international joint research among lectures and trainees, and to provide opportunities of exchanging visiting scholars and doctoral education.
In 2018, the CLIVAR-FIO Summer Course will cover a wide range of physical processes contributing to global and regional sea level change: from observations to modelling of the main physical processes of global and regional sea level rise and variability. In addition, there is a specific focus on impact studies in coastal areas.
Meanwhile, a training course organised by UNESCO/IOC Regional Training and Research Center on on Ocean Dynamics and Climate (ODC) on “Ocean Forecast Systems” will be organised back to back with the CLIVAR Summer School, from July 2 to 7, 2018 also in Qingdao, China. The ODC training course will cover regional ocean forecast systems, from ocean data assimilation, forecast of wave, tide and circulation in regional and coastal areas, and to practice of regional ocean forecast and interpretation of numerical results.
- An offline register form (DOC);
- Your CV; and
- Letter of support from the Head of the Institution you are currently affiliated
All applicants will be informed of the final selection result no later than 30 April 2018. A certain number of self-funded applicants will be also selected to take part in this training course.