TERI - BCCR Climate Research School - III on Statistical Downscaling
The TERI-BCCR Climate Research School - III on Statistical Downscaling was organized at the TERI University from 25-29 November 2013. The event was supported by The Royal Norwegian Embassy and included lectures on atmospheric and ocean sciences, scientific writing techniques, and hands-on tutorial sessions on various empirical statistical downscaling techniques by using the software R.
Dr Shailesh Nayak, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, delivered the inaugural speech while Mr Havard Hugas, Counsellor, Climate Change and Energy, Norwegian Embassy, gave the Special Talk highlighting and encouraging the research collaboration between India and Norway and lauding TERI for organizing such comprehensive capacity-building residential workshops. Dr Pachauri in his welcome address, highlighted the importance of downscaling information for providing climate services to society in the developing world. Prof. Eystein Jansen, Director, BCCR, in his video message, emphasized the importance of reducing uncertainty and building new research in climate services, under collaboration between India and Norway. AVM K S Babu, Chief Air Staff Met., Indian Air Force, in his address mentioned the last mile connectivity provided by the Air Force to users and for research. He emphasized on application-based research for societal benefits.
The faculty for the school included experts and scientists from Bjerknes Centre (BCCR), Norwegian Meteorological Institute (Met.No), Ministry of Earth Sciences, CUSAT-Cochin, and TERI. Over 30 participants ranging from advanced Masters level students and PhD students to early career scientists from universities and leading research institutes across India attended the five-day residential research school and expressed their happiness at learning new insights and techniques on statistical downscaling and data analysis.
We would like to thank the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for funding this project under TERI-BCCR collaboration entitled "Climate Change impact assessments, including climate change, process and earth system modeling"
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