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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


Nov 04 - 17, 2019

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


Course Outline:

The theme for the two-week IISc-Divecha Centre training programme to be held during November 4-17, 2019 for a group of visiting professionals from African and other developing countries is “Climate Change and Environment.” Consistent with the mission of Divecha Centre for Climate Change (DCCC), this training programme will provide sound scientific and policy orientation to various energy and climate policy issues and their implications for sustainable development in developing countries. One of the key leadership qualities is integration of multidisciplinary knowledge to find effective policy solutions. The two-week training programme conducted by DCCC will contribute toward this objective and will be particularly suited for those with an interest in climate change, energy technologies, and sustainable development.

This two-week workshop will examine the role played by various energy resources in fuelling modern economic growth from early industrialization through present and provide a basic understanding of the technology, economics, social, and political aspects of various energy systems (fossil, renewable and nuclear) for public policy and the various energy options to mitigate global warming and climate change. This training workshop (see the attached programme schedule) will comprise lectures on topics such as energy and economic development; fossil fuel utilization and constraints; renewable energy options; nuclear energy option; climate change science and policy; energy transition and sustainability; health effects of air pollution; climate and agriculture; and sustainable development, and will be delivered by various experts of DCCC. In addition to lectures, there will be hands-on tutorials, campus tour of energy facilities, and screening of documentaries to supplement the lectures. While the training will be pitched in a larger regional international context, specific examples of energy policy issues relevant to developing countries will also be highlighted in some lectures. Participants will also be exposed to local culture and cuisine during visits to some important cultural landmarks in and near Bangalore during the weekends.

Economic growth and demographic expansion in developing countries highlight the twin challenges faced by policymakers to increase energy supplies while also seeking to minimize the environmental impacts of energy development. While some African countries continue to be key exporters of energy and raw materials for major countries, they also face significant tightening of energy supplies and environmental challenges that cause obstacles for development and growth.

Course Schedule

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