ORGANIZER(S): Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR)
Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 04 - 08 Jun 2018 Location: Taiwan (China) (Taipei) Venue: Academia Sinica
The 2018 Advanced Institute on Disaster Risk Reduction with Systems Approach for Slow-Onset Climate Disasters (AI-SOCD) focuses on Heat Stress Sensors, Early Warning, and Information Technology and will be held from 4 to 8 June, 2018 in IRDR ICoE-Taipei. This AI will focus on the way to learn how to apply a heat -stress indicator, Wet-Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT), in a heat warning system, and also the implementation in early warning.
This AI calls for participants from young to mid-career practitioners, researchers and policy makers in Asia and the Pacific region with enhanced understanding, skills and practical knowledge to apply systems approaches in DRR research focusing on Heat Stress Sensors, Early Warning, and Information Technology.
The sessions of this AI will include lectures by eminent scholars and practitioners in above-mentioned fields and involved lectures, break-out sessions, hand-on practices, and field visits. The topics to be covered are listed below:
All participants are required to work in groups conceptualizing an individual or collaborative project, to be presented in plenary session at the conclusion of the Advanced Institute, which may later be submitted for competitive funding (seed grants) to support follow-up research activities. A “call-for-proposal” will be announced no later than 3-6 months after this AI-SOCD. The trainees will be invited to submit DRR research proposals followed by a competitive reviewing process.
For more information and how to apply, please read the “Call for Participation”. Interested individuals must submit the following items to International Council for Science Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ICSU ROAP) no later than 16 April 2018.
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