The 4th Workshop of the Southeast Asia Regional Climate Downscaling (SEACLID)/ CORDEX Southeast Asia & Meeting of Empirical-Statistical Downscaling Group of CORDEX Asia

23 - 25 November, 2016, VNU University of Science, Hanoi, Vietnam

Workshop venue: Le Van Thiem lecture hall, VNU University of Science, 19 Le Thanh Tong str., Hoan Kiem, Hanoi


Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

1. Prof. Dr. Phan Van Tan (VNU University of Science) (Chairman)
2. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thanh Ngo-Duc (University of Science and Technology of Hanoi)
3. Ms. Nguyen Tuyet (VNU University of Science)
4. Ms. Nguyen Thi Hong Hanh (VNU University of Science)
5. Mr. Nguyen Xuan Thanh (VNU University of Science)
6. Ms. Pham Thanh Ha (VNU University of Science)

Correspondence or any question regarding local arragement should be made via email to and copy to

Routes From Recommended Hotels to Workshop Venue [updated 23 Nov, 2016]:

LOC has provided routes that you may take from the four recommended hotels to the workshop venue. Walking from either one of these hotels would take 5-10 minutes depending on the walking speed: May De Ville Hotel; Hilton Garden Inn; Hoa Binh Hotel; A25 Hotel.

Route from Conference Venue to the Nha hang Tur Do Restaurant, 42 Tang Bat Ho (Dinner on evening of 24th November)

Workshop program [updated 23 Nov, 2016]:

We have finalized the workshop program and hopefully it suits everyone. If you have any question or query regarding this program, please communicate with LOC at

Empirical and Statistical Downscaling (ESD) Side Meeting

In conjunction with this workshop, on the afternoon of 23th November 2016, a side meeting and discussion on ESD for CORDEX Asia will be held. Participants interested to attend this side meeting should contact Dr Kojie Dairaku of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Reduction Division, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, Japan [Email:]. This side meeting will be held in the same venue. For funded participants, if you plan to attend this meeting, please time your arrival in Hanoi on the morning of 23rd November 2016.


APN funded participants will be block-booked by LOC in May De Ville Hotel (24 HanThuyen street, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi). Other participants may stay in this hotel or other hotels such as Hilton Garden Inn (20 Phan Chu Trinh, Hanoi), or Hoa Binh Hotel (27 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hanoi), or A25 Hotel (45 Phan Chu Trinh, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi; smaller hotel opposite to Hilton Garden Inn). All these hotels are ~10 minutes of walking distance to the meeting venue. For those of self-funded, LOC may be able to assist you in hotel booking.

Airport Transfer:

Participants will be able to take taxi outside the terminal to the hotel (please write down the name of your hotel including the address and show to the driver and have some Vietnamese Dong before your take the taxi). The fare from the airport to your hotel should be around VND400,000 (i.e. around USD20.00). If there is a need, LOC members will facilitate and guide your arrival from the terminal entrance to the taxi station. We advise everyone to email their itinerary to LOC once available.

Letter of Invitation:

Letter of invitation will be sent to all participants not later than September 15, 2016. If you need an invitation letter sooner than this, please communicate with LOC.

Entry Visa Requirment:

Participants from ASEAN countries are not required to have ENTRY VISA to visit Vietnam. Participants from other countries are advised to consult VISA VIETNAM ONLINE or consult LOC.


Excursion may be organized depends on request from the participants. One day tour to the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex (UNESCO World Heritage Site) can be organized on 26 November 2016. However, additional expenses (extra night accommodation, tour and any other fee) will be borne by the participant themselves..

Hanoi weather:

Hanoi welcomes you with very pleasent cool and dry winter weather with temperature ranges 17-22C. However, crossing the street has always been challenging for those who have not been to this city before regardless of month and season.