Oxford Online Short course

The University of Oxford is delighted to announce that enrolment is open for the seven-week advanced online short-course Constructing and Applying High Resolution Climate Scenarios to commence Monday 17 February 2014.

This course draws upon the world-class climate science expertise at the University of Oxford and the UK MET Office, and is taught online by Dr Friederike Otto and Dr Pete Walton at the Oxford Environmental Change Institute.  It is designed to enable policy-makers and other professionals to gain the skills and scientific understanding necessary to support organisations in climate change policy and practice.


The course provides a detailed investigation of regional climate modelling, examining how global climate change information can be ‘downscaled’ to regional levels, how this information can produce climate scenarios appropriate for input to impacts models, and how results from regional climate modelling systems can be interpreted and utilised.  The course will also be of significant benefit to users of PRECIS.

As an online course, it can be taken from anywhere in the world and is attractive to an international community.  Participants are able to interact with one another and the course tutor online via our dedicated Virtual Learning Environment.  For more information and enrolment please visit:


Additionally, the University also offers a free online untutored course An Introduction to the Science of Climate and Climate Change.  This course provides an introduction to climate science and current issues surrounding the use of model projections of climate change.  It will be of great value to those wishing to learn about the basics of climate science and modelling, such as volunteers or students, and how to go about interpreting the results of modelling experiments.  For further information and registration please visit:



For full details of all of our climate change science and policy courses please visit www.conted.ox.ac.uk/climate or contact the course team on or +44 (0)1865 286953. 

Kind regards,

Chris Thompson


Administrative Officer (Environment & Sustainability)

Continuing Professional Development Centre

Department for Continuing Education

University of Oxford


Tel: +44 (0)1865 286952

Fax: +44 (0)1865 286934

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