FUTA Wins UK Research Fund

The Department of Meteorology and Climate Science, MCS and the WASCAL Graduate Research Studies program in the West African Climate System , GSP-WACS of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA has won a research grant from the United Kingdom Global Challenges Research Fund ,GCRF, African Science for Weather FUTAInformation and Forecasting Techniques ,SWIFT.  Over the four -year programme, the experts from FUTA who won the grant, Professor Kenny Ogunjobi director, WASCAL, Elijah Adefisan ,Professor Emmanuel Okogbue,head of  MSC Department Professor  Jerome Omotosho and  Vincent Ajayi will join a the team of 25 UK and 45 African atmospheric scientists, social scientists and operational forecasters who will undertake fundamental scientific research into the physics of tropical weather systems, evaluation and presentation of complex model and satellite data, and communications and exploitation of forecasts. By significantly improving the research capacity in Nigeria in particular, the project will benefit diverse sectors such as aviation, agriculture, energy, water resources and emergency response.  The project will also ensure that results can be translated beyond the partner countries and into the wider developing world.

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