Transforming Higher Education for a Sustainable Tomorrow

CLIMATE CHANGE AND DIMS TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP 2010   Introduction

The University of Nottingham is a Centre of Excellence in learning and research. It has educated and trained many of the world’s most successful and innovative people. Recently the University won the prestigious Times Higher Education of the Year award in recognition for the development of international campuses, principally the world class campus near Kuala Lumpur, over the past 10 years. The Chairman, coordinator and speakers of the workshop are confident that you will be impressed by the quality of lectures, facilities and by our learning environment during the scientific workshop in Kuala Lumpur

 

Workshop Objectives

  • To meet with the challenges imparted by swirling winds of change in climate and hence to visualize the role of officials and graduates in professional schools in climate science.
  • To use methods of climate change modeling and prediction effectively in making our environment a    better and safe place
  • Participants will get a better understanding and practical familiarity with current methods and modern approaches to climate change models and database creation.
  • The participants will be given demonstration on a developed compendium of information system (DIMS) which will be made available online in the future for climate change studies.

Methods and Technology

  • Climate modeling using modern tools and mapping with Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
  • Design and implementation of a data driven website and relational database can made learnt from the workshop.
Workshop Outline: Day 1:

Plenary Lecture

 

Technical session I:

Climate change & DIMS

  • Climate change & its impact
  • Urban Climate impacts
  • Systems approach to understand  meso-scale coastal responses to climate change
  • DIMS Project

 

Technical session II:

DIMS & GIS

  • Database development & management : DIMS
  • GIS & it’s application for climate prediction
  • Coastal Eco-system& its impact on Climate

 

Group discussion and participant’s presentation

  Day 2:

Technical session III:

Climate change Modeling

 

  • Coastal flood modeling and modeling   adaptations to  sea-level rise
  • Methods and application of downscaling global climate change
  • Flood Prediction and water quality modeling
  • Coastal mapping models of estuary-coast- offshore interaction
  • Adaptation strategies

 

Panel discussion

 

Conclusion

 

 

  Day 3:

Visit to The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Semenyih, Selangor.

 

Interaction with Faculty Members of Dept of Civil Engineering.

 

 

    Workshop Speakers Professor Jon French with a PhD from the University of Cambridge holds numerous positions in University College London, namely the Vice-Dean of Research for the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences, Deputy Head of Department of Geography and the Director for Coastal & Estuarine Research Unit. His research interests among others include earth surface processes & landform morphodynamics, environmental system modeling & instrumentation, coastal & estuarine flood defence management and environmental sciences. Prof S. Mohan with a PhD from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India is currently the Director of the National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chennai. His research areas of interest include engineering education, environmental engineering, water resource management, groundwater assessment & management and evolutionary algorithms. Prof Mohan has authored many publications, journals and papers while attaining multiple honors and awards from India and abroad. Associate Professor Dr Pavel Tkalich is currently attached to the Department of Civil Engineering, National University of Singapore and a Principal Research Fellow at the Tropical Marine Science Institute, NUS. Dr Pavel graduates with a Phd in Fluid Mechanics from Kiev National University. His area of interest is in applied mathematics, fluid mechanics, environmental modeling and studies. Professor Andrew Chan is currently the Director of Studies for the Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. He graduates with a Bachelors Degree in Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Hong Kong. Professor Andrew has authored numerous publications, papers and journals of science and engineering for the environment. Associate Professor Dr Ramani Bai V. obtained her PhD in Environmental and Water Resource Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras India. She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. She has 17 years of significant service in Environmental and Water resources systems analysis, hydrology, water quality and water treatment, Computer modeling, Artificial Intelligence methods and Geographical Information systems. Who Should Attend This workshop is highly recommended to Government officials, NGO officials, Practicing Engineers, Environment & Water Resource Consultants, Ecologists, Lecturers, Scientists, Researchers, Postgraduates and interested individuals. Workshop Information     Date 1 – 3 December 2010 (3-days) Time 9.00am to 5.00pm daily Venue The University of Nottingham Kuala Lumpur Teaching Center,

2nd Floor Chulan Tower,

3 Jalan Conlay,

50450 Kuala Lumpur Workshop Fee Individual RM 1,550 USD 500 (per person) Group (min 3) RM 1,400 USD 450   Student RM    780 USD 250  

To obtain a copy of the registration form or if you have further enquiries, contact our training administrator TINA by sending an email to tina@tritytech.com

 

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