9 June 2011
The Institute of Geography under the Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Kazakhstan in cooperation with UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office and UNDP “Central Asian Multi-Country Programme on Climate Risk Management” announces “Glaciers’ mass balance monitoring” training course to be held on July 31 - August 8, 2011 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.Researches on glacier mass balance and their response to climate change is one of the main components of complex research programme for nature reaction assessment to the environmental changes.
The course aims to train young specialists from the Central Asian region in methods of glaciological monitoring for determining the parameters of glaciers mass balance. This training will promote the development of network on glaciers mass balance monitoring and support the cooperation of research institutions and scientists of Eurasian countries which is one of the strategic objectives of the Central Asian Regional Glaciological Centre Category 2, established in Kazakhstan under the auspices of UNESCO.
The training program will consist of three days of theoretical studies and three days of practical training.
Training venue: the Institute of Geography, MES Kazakhstan, Almaty and the glaciological station of Tuyuksu Glacier.
Requirements for training participants
Permanent link: http://en.unesco.kz/mass-balance-training-course