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[Workshop] Climate Variability and Seasonal Prediction

Type Workshop
Venue APEC Climate Center, Busan, Republic of Korea Date 2012-11-19 ~ 2012-11-30
Host APEC Climate Center Organizer APEC Climate Center
URL http://www.apcc21.org/eng/notice/nae/japcc0501_viw.jsp

APCC to Conduct APCC 2012 Training Program Entitled
"Climate Variability and Seasonal Prediction"


- 57 participants from 26 developing countries will improve technical knowledge
of climate variability and seasonal prediction approaches -


 

Developing countries are especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in comparison with developed countries. Since 2006, the APEC Climate Center (APCC) has conducted the ‘Climate Prediction Training Program’ to help developing countries to build capacity for adaptation to climate change, which is also in line with APCC’s strategic goals.
 
The upcoming Training Program entitled “Climate Variability and Seasonal Prediction” will be held for 2 weeks, from 19 to 30 November, 2012, at APCC Headquarters.

Around the sixty participants from twenty-six developing countries* were selected from two hundred applicants and have background knowledge about climate systems. The participants are mainly professionals from universities and research institutes, as well as professionals from national/regional meteorological agencies who work in the fields of climate prediction, monitoring, and long range forecasting and want to improve their technical knowledge on climate variability and seasonal prediction approaches for developing countries.

The training program will be composed of lectures on climate variability and seasonal prediction and to enhance participants’ understanding about phenomenon which largely affect the global weather/climate, such as ENSO, IOD, and Monsoon. Also, APCC will give lectures about the R-language Program to practice regional analysis using a statistical approach for climate prediction.

In the future, APCC will continue to regularly conduct this kind of climate prediction training program. This program, which has been conducted several times since 2006, is designed to build up the capacity of developing countries to adapt to and capitalize upon the effects of climate change and increase these countries’ competitiveness in the long term.
 
* 26 developing countries: Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Brazil, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, China, Peru, Philippines, Sudan, Thailand, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia