Brown bag session: Addressing climate information gaps and data needs for adapting to climate change impacts in the Southeast Asia region

The FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is organizing a brown bag session on “Addressing climate information gaps and data needs for adapting to climate change impacts in the Southeast Asia” on 14 December 2017.

Venue

Room 207 at FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, 39 Phra Athit Road, Bangkok, 10200, Thailand

Date and time

14 December 2017, 11:45-13:00 (UTC+7)

Presenter

Prof Fredolin Tangang, School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, The National University of Malaysia

Abstract

Climate change is a real and very serious environmental issue that every nation must address. For countries to adapt to the impacts, robust climate change information at local and regional scales must be available and easily accessible. In the Southeast Asia region this has yet to be fully realized. To produce such detailed information, outputs of coarser general circulation models (GCMs) need to be refined via a technique known as regional climate downscaling using regional climate model (RCM). To ensure robustness of the information, several GCMs and RCMs are required for each emission scenario. Addressing these shortcomings and challenges, a bottom-up initiative by scientists from countries within this region led to the establishment of a project known as the Southeast Asia Regional Climate Downscaling (SEACLID) in November 2013. Funded by the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Research (APN), the project was later streamlined into a program known as the Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling (CORDEX) of the World Climate Research Programme (WRCP) and subsequently renamed as SEACLID/CORDEX Southeast Asia. More than 10 GCMs have been downscaled using several RCMs into 25km x 25 km resolution. For efficient data dissemination, a data center as a part of the Earth Grid Federation System (EGSF) has been established at the Ramkamhaeng University’s Center of Regional Climate Change and Renewable Energy (RU-CORE). This talk is an outreach activity to introduce this project to stakeholders and highlights its key findings.

Registration

To register your attendance please visit: https://goo.gl/forms/GiSI4qYZzg8FUAMz2

 

(Source: FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific)