Department of Atmospheric and Climate Science(DACS)

As the impact of climate change and extreme weather conditions are becoming more noticeable worldwide, there has never been a more important time to train young atmospheric and climate scientists who can tackle these challenges. The Department of Atmospheric and Climate Science (DACS) at the University of Energy and Natural Resources offers some of the most cutting-edge academic programs in atmospheric and climate science (ranging from improved comprehension and prediction of extreme weather events to advanced climate studies and climate impacts) in Ghana and beyond. With the broad portfolio of the staff’s research interests, DACS offers undergraduate and postgraduate students' opportunities to work with world-class researchers on climate research projects inspired by some of humankind's most pressing questions and challenges.

The vision of the Department is to be recognized as a premier academic location for higher education and innovative research in tropical atmospheric and climate sciences within Africa and beyond.


The Department aims to promote advanced education of highly skilled manpower and conduct cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in atmospheric modelling, land-atmosphere interactions, atmospheric pollution and climate sciences; promote the fundamental understanding and prediction of weather and climate change, and the identification of climate threats that directly affect humans and the terrestrial ecosystem; and develop and apply theories, concepts, methods and tools in climate change studies and research for awareness creation and climate change communication to the public.

Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Institutes e.g. Water Resources Research Institute, Crops Research Institute, Savannah Agricultural Research Institute, Oil Palm Research Institute, Animal Research Institute, Forestry Research Institute, etc., Environmental Protection Agency, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Forestry Commission, Ministry


  1. Climate Change and Sustainable Development (CCSD)
  2. Applied Meteorology and Climate Science (AMCS)
  3. MSc/MPhil Climate Change (CLIM)

Career Prospects

Upon graduation our products have the opportunity to work in various sectors such as Council for of Food and Agriculture, Tertiary Educational Institutions, Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Local Government, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies, Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana, Mining Companies, Ghana National Fire Service, Ghana Meteorological Agency, etc.

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