President of the Indian Academy of Sciences at PIK: EPICC builds on international cooperation

20.12.2018 - From the Indian Academy of Sciences, its president Ramakrishna Ramaswamy, senior professor of the Indian Jawaharlal Nehru University, visited the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). His short research stay was aiming to strengthen international science cooperation with the PIK lead project EPICC, which aims to build up climate capacities also in India. He also invited the EPICC project to have its 2019 Indian workshop in the facilities of the Indian Academy of Sciences.
President of the Indian Academy of Sciences at PIK: EPICC builds on international cooperation
President of die Indian Academy of Sciences, Ramakrishna Ramaswamy, meeting with PIK's EPICC team (Photo: PIK)

Following an invitation by EPICC, Ramakrishna Ramaswamy spent a short research visit at PIK. On the 18th of December, he held a lecture jointly organized by Research Domain Transciplinary Concepts and Methods and EPICC on "Strategies for control and generalized synchronization in coupled systems”. On the December 19 he participated in a workshop organized by EPICC on "Indo-German-African opportunities for building climate capacities". PIK is leading the execution of the East Africa Peru India Climate Capacities (EPICC) project where knowledge transfer activities and research cooperation will provide local partners with the capacities to work with seasonal forecasts and assess current and future climate impacts.

The aim of the joint project by the Indian The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the German Weather Service (DWD) and PIK is to reduce the gap between climate research and its application in policy, business and societal decisions. It is an opportunity for the partners from Tanzania, Peru and India to advance their expertise particularly regarding agriculture, hydrology and water resources, and migration. Furthermore it provides knowledge about the use of tailored climate information for national needs.

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