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Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

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Project leader

Jerasorn Santisirisomboon

Ramkhamhaeng University

He received his B.Sc. in Mathematics and M.Sc. in Energy Technology from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Thonburi (KMITT), Thailand, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand. He has started his research career in energy demand and supply modelling and greenhouse gases mitigation in the energy sector. After 10 years in the research mentioned above fields, he has devoted his interest to climate science for more than 15 years. He has been working on both statistical & dynamical downscaling of General Circulation Models, future climate change and extreme events projections projects funded by local funding agencies, including the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) and the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) as well as international funding agency such as Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN). He has been involved in the Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) and is the leading researcher in the Southeast Asia region. He has broadened his research area to cover the Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability of climate change. Recently, he developed the risk maps under future climate change in Thailand for the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Royal Thai Government. He is the principal investigator of the project entitled “Increasing resilience to climate change impacts in marine and coastal areas along the Gulf of Thailand”, funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).