APEC Climate Center Training Program 2017 – Busan, the Republic of Korea (Fully Funded)

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Application Deadline: May 31st 2017

The APEC Climate Center (APCC) is hosting a training program on User-oriented Statistical Downscaling of Climate Information in Agriculture and Water Resources from 21st to 26th August 2017, and is now accepting applications until Wednesday 31st May, 2017. The 1-week training program aims to provide an introduction to statistical downscaling for climate change scenarios and seasonal prediction, and to guide participants in applying the produced data to the fields of agriculture and water resources.

  • The program will be taught by a highly qualified and diverse team of scientists and will consist of theoretical and practical components. Participants who successfully complete the training program will receive a certificate of completion. The airfare, accommodation and meals will be supported by APCC.

Period​ & Venue​

  • • Monday 21st – Saturday 26th, August 2017 / APEC Climate Center, Busan, the Republic of Korea

Target Applicants

  • • Scientists from national research institutes in agricultural and/or water-related fields in developing countries, preferably APEC economies, ASEAN, and Pacific Islands
  • • Working level staff of national research institutes in roles related national climate change strategies such as on impact assessment and feasibility studies

General Requirements and Assessment Criteria

  • • Understanding of basic science in climate system
  • • Oral and written communication skills in English
  •     – Each participant is required to give a 15 minute presentation on the results of hands-on sessions
  • • Ability to make a substantive contribution to their own nation with what he/she has learned from APCC

Financial Support​

  • • Airfare, accommodation and per-diem will be supported by APCC
  •     – Please note that 22% tax will be deducted from the per-diem for participants from countries that have not signed a National Tax Treaty with Korea in accordance with the law on the retention of tax in Korea

Required Documents (Submissions will be accepted via email only)

  • • Application form (use the attached form below)
  • • A letter of recommendation from your current institution/organization

Closing Date: Wednesday 31st May, 2017 by 18:00 (Korea Standard Time)

  • • Selected participants will be given notice by 12th June, 2017

Application Submission

  • • Mr. Daein Kang
  • • Address: APEC Climate Center, 12, Centum 7-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, 48058 Republic of Korea
  • • E-mail:
  • • Website:
  • • Tel: +82 51 745 3929

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the APEC Climate Center Training Program 2017

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