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Team

Program Coordinator: :
Prof. S. K. Satheesh
Chairman, Divecha Centre for Climate Change
Professor, Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore-560012, India
Tel: 91-80-2293 3070;
Fax: 91-80-2360 0865
Mob: 91-94483602874
Email: satheesh@iisc.ac.in,
profsks@gmail.com

ITEC Coordinator:
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Shrivastava
CeNSE, IISc, Bengaluru-560012
Tel: 080-23603281, 23600209
Email: sanjeevs@iisc.ac.in

Update


Participants list for STIP 2019 program is available here.
Program Schedule for STIP 2019 program is available here.

Introductory Training Course in Climate Change and Environment


November 12 - 26, 2018

Aim & Objectives:
The aim and objectives of this course is to provide training on the science of climate and environment. The participants will be taught how the climate system works; what factors cause climate to change across different time scales and how those factors interact; how climate has changed in the past; how scientists use models, observations and theory to make predictions about future climate; and the possible consequences of climate change for our planet. The course will explore the evidence for changes in ocean temperature, sea level and hydrological cycle due to global warming. Participants will learn how climate change today is different from the past climate cycles and how satellites and other technologies are revealing the global signals of a changing climate. Finally, the course looks at the connection between human activity and the current warming trend and considers some of the potential social, economic and environmental consequences of climate change.

Course Description:

The adverse impact of local and global changes in the environment will be the major challenge faced by developing countries in the 21st century. In order to reduce the adverse impact of these changes there is a need for a good understanding of the interaction between the atmosphere, biosphere, oceans and the cryosphere

This course will provide an introduction to the Science of climate and environment. The participants will learn how the climate system works; what factors cause climate to change across different time scales and how those factors interact; how climate has changed in the past; how scientists use models, observations and theory to make predictions about future climate; and the possible consequences of climate change for our planet. The course will explore the evidence for changes in ocean temperature, sea level and hydrological cycle due to global warming. Participants will learn how climate change today is different from the past climate cycles and how satellites and other technologies are revealing the global signals of a changing climate. Finally, the course looks at the connection between human activity and the current warming trend and considers some of the potential social, economic and environmental consequences of climate change.

The course will include thematic lectures by eminent people followed by hands-on training on remote sensing, modeling and measurement techniques for climate-relevant parameters.. There will be poster and oral presentations by the participants. Overall, this course will provide a platform for the participants to to learn outstanding grand challenges in climate, atmospheric and ocean sciences and also to discuss some of the recent research findings. After attending the course, they will have (a) a good understanding of the climate system (b) ability to make measurements of climate-relevant parameters (c) ability to analyze satellite data to derive various parameters relevant to climate change and (d) understanding of the consequences of climate change and the related risks.

While focusing on the themes identified, the Course will broadly address the following topics.

  • Basic Lecture Modules
    • Climate Science
    • Atmospheric Aerosols
    • Glaciers
    • Satellite Remote Sensing
  • Hands-on Training on Satellite Remote Sensing
  • Hands-on Training on Models
    • OPAC (Optical Properties of Aerosols and Clouds) Model
    • SBDART Model
  • Training on Measurements

Last Date for submission of Application: as per ITEC procedures

Eligibility Criteria:

i. Participants must belong to one of the ITEC countries.
ii. Participants should have a Bachelor’s degree (from a recognized University) in any branch of Science and Engineering.
iii. Participants should be member of faculty who is teaching courses/involved in research related to Climate Sciences, Earth Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Oceanography, Agricultural Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Electronics, or must be a student registered for the PhD degree in Science and Engineering in an accredited academic institution/university in one of the ITEC countries.
iv.Recent graduates may join this introductory course. The waiver of ITEC norms may be given to some applicants. v.A Statement of Purpose (One page write-up about research interests and/or research work carried out) must be provided.
v.S/he must be in the age group of 35-55 Years.

All are requested to follow up with the mission with respective country for joining letter and visa.

Link for Online registration : https://www.itecgoi.in/index.php

Instructions to Apply : Click here.                                                                                 

Please do the following:
Step 1: go to https://www.itecgoi.in/index.php
Step 2: Courses ---> Training Programs 2018-19 ---> Available Streams (Select)
Step 3: Engineering and Technology (Select)
Step 4: Indian Institute Of Sciences, Bangalore (Select)
Step 5: Read the Course Content for Climate Change and Environment Course
Step 6: Apply (Click)
Step 7: Select your country - Proceed (Click)
Step 8: Fill the Personal Details, Educational Details, Employment Details and Medical Details etc.
Step 9: Submit (Click)
Step 10: Contact to ITEC (High mission in your country for submission of documents such as application form, Passport copy for VISA, certificates etc.)
Step 11: After selection, please report to Divecha Centre for Climate Change, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India, on November 11, 2018 for the Registration.

Each participants are requested to send the poster (42wX48h inch) on their research area/Work through email to the undersigned. Since the competition is very high, participants must submit the original research with detailed technical information in poster which will help in short listing for the participation.

All the supports, such as, Travel, Accommodation, Course Fee, Local Tour Costs will be provided by Indian Govt. through Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, IISc Bengaluru

Once you apply, please go through the Registration Manual and register yourself.

Please send the scanned copy of Registration Form to inup.itec@gmail.com and cc to sansrivastava28@gmail.com

Please send your research proposal in the format attached through e-mail to inup.itec@gmail.com

In any case, if you are facing problem to apply online, please contact help@itecgoi.in and cc to sansrivastava28@gmail.com

Accommodation will be provided from 11th November 2018 onwards till 27th November 2018 morning.

We invite you, therefore, to consider participating in this Special Training Course meant to initiate further collaboration among scientists of the ITEC countries.
Venue: Divecha Centre for Climate Change, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012
Duration: 2 Weeks
Contact us:
ITEC  Coordinator
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Shrivastava
Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
sanjeevs@iisc.ac.in
Tel: 080-23603281, 22933635, 08277566371 (Mob.)

Program Coordinator:
Prof. S. K. Satheesh
Chairman, Divecha Centre for Climate Change
Professor, Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore-560012, India
Tel: 91-80-2293 3070;
Fax: 91-80-2360 0865
Mob: 91-94483602874
Email: satheesh@iisc.ac.in,profsks@gmail.com