APEC Climate Center Training Program 2017 in Busan, Korea (Funded)

APEC Climate Center Training Program 2017 in Busan, Korea (Funded)

Deadline: May 31, 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 August 21 to 26, 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.

Located in Busan, South Korea, APCC aims to realize the APEC vision of regional prosperity by providing climate information services and technical support for better regional planning and reduction of economic losses caused by adverse climate conditions. APCC produces real-time operational climate prediction information based on a well-validated multi-model ensemble system, with contributions from over 17 institutes in the APEC region. APCC contributes to building capacity in prediction and monitoring of weather and climate in the Asia-Pacific region by making available costly climate data and information. Countries without the capacity to produce their own climate predictions are able to access optimized, high-cost global climate predictions produced by APCC.


  • 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


  • Open to 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 can also apply;
  • Candidates must have 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.

Application Process

Candidates are required to submit the application form and a recommendation letter by no later than May 31, 2017 by email to [email protected]

For more information, visit APEC Climate Center Training Program.