Inception Workshop--Jakarta

The First / Inception workshop of the Southeast Asia Regional Climate Downscaling (SEACLID) / CORDEX Southeast Asia was held in Jakarta, Indonesia from 18-19 November 2013 and hosted by the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophyiscs (BMKG). The objective of the workshop was to formulate an agreement among SEACLID member countries and its potential collaborators on how to implement SEACLID/CORDEX-SEA activities. The workshop was attended by 30 participants from various countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Singapore, UK, Australia, South Korea and Hong Kong SAR. In his opening address, Dr. Andi Eka Sakaya, Director General of BMKG, praised the establishment of SEACLID/CORDEX-SEA, which will provide a platform for scientists within the Southeast Asia region and outside the region to collaborate in downscaling CMIP5 GCMs and provide high-resolution regional climate change scenarios that can be used for impact, vulnerability and risk assessemnt of climate change in the region.