Call for Application: Institute of Advanced Studies in Climate Extremes and Risk Management

Nanjing, China, 21 October – 1 November 2019

Understanding disaster risk will enable climate experts to generate more tailored climate knowledge and information for risk reduction and management. Similarly, understanding past and future changes and uncertainty in the projection of weather and climate extremes will enable risk management experts to use climate information properly and more effectively. As such, it is important to improve the flow of knowledge between those engaged in climate research and risk management by building partnerships and collaborations between the climate research and risk reduction and management communities across the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and many other global/regional initiatives.

WCRP, IRDR and its partners seek to bring together early career scientists and professionals to learn from each other on weather and climate extremes and disaster risk reduction and management.

The Institute of Advanced Studies in Climate Extremes and Risk Management aims to provide a collaborative environment for world-leading experts from IPCC Working Groups I and II and future science leaders. The programme is designed for early career researchers*, our future leaders in the field of climate science and risk management. It will be held between 21 October to 1 November 2019, Nanjing, China.

To participate in this training opportunity, please complete the application form. Details about the institute and the online application form can be found on the WCRP website.

Limited financial assistance, through a selection process, may be available and can be requested on the application form. The deadline for application is 28 March 2019.

*This activity seeks only senior PhD students (who will graduate in less than two years) and early career scientists (normally in an early stage of career) in a relevant field.

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