IOC Regional Training and Research Center on Ocean Dynamics and Climate (2010-2017)
|Signing ceremony on IOC Regional Training and Research Center on Ocean Dynamics and Climate, May 2010|
The UNESCO/IOC Regional Training and Research Center on Ocean Dynamics and Climate (hereinafter referred to as “ODC Center”) was officially established through an Agreement signed by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and the host institute, the First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration (FIO, SOA) of China, at the Eighth Intergovernmental Session of IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC-VIII) in Bali, Indonesia on May 11, 2010.
Being the first IOC Regional Training and Research Center, the ODC Center aims to enhance regional research capacity and capability on ocean dynamics, air-sea interactions, climate change and numerical modeling through, among others, the 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 within and outside the region.
Since its inauguration in 2011, the ODC Center has been organizing regular training annually with a total of 178 young scientists from 15 countries having participated in. The regular training at the ODC Center attracts great interests of young researchers on ocean dynamics, and numerical modeling, which could be demonstrated by the ever-increasing number of applicants from wider geographical coverage.