Projected climate change information at regional scales is important for adaptation measures. However, regional downscaling is a resource-expensive exercise. Given the overlapping domain, a collaborative effort on regional climate downscaling is in the best interest of countries within the Southeast Asia region.
APN is supporting a collaborative climate downscaling exercise (SEACLID/CORDEX) for common SEA domains, using a number of global and regional climate models, employing different greenhouse gas concentration trajectories adopted by the IPCC. The objectives of the project are to:
- build a network of scientists working on related issues;
- carry out joint regional downscaling activities;
- generate ensemble outputs and scientific knowledge;
- enhance policy-oriented knowledge; and
- strengthen research capacity.
A second workshop under the APN-funded “Southeast Asia Regional Climate Downscaling Project (ARCP2013-17NMY-Tangang)” will be held in Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok, on 9–10 June 2014.
More information about the workshop:
Project information on APN E-Lib: https://www.apn-gcr.org/resources/items/show/1886