The 1st WCRP CORDEX Science and Training Workshop in Southeast Asia
17-20 November 2014, Citeko Bogor, Indonesia
(First announcement, August 2014)

The Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) is a WCRP (World Climate Research Programme) initiative to provide global coordination of regional climate downscaling for improved regional climate change adaptation and impact assessment. In CORDEX Phase I, the CORDEX South Asia and East Asia groups are preparing 50-km products for each area. Through the efforts of and requests from local scientists, CORDEX Southeast Asia was established in 2013.  The 1st WCRP CORDEX science and training workshop in Southeast Asia will be held during 17-21 November 2014 in BMKG Training Center, Citeko Bogor, Indonesia, jointly supported and organized by the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG), WCRP, APN (Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research), MAIRS (Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study), Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National University of Malaysia (UKM). The training workshop is aimed at young scientists who conduct research in regional climate downscaling and climate change impact assessment. Scientific papers on various topics listed below are solicated from scientists within and outside the region.

Workshop Topics:
1. Evaluation of climate simulations in Southeast Asia region from multiple climate models (seasonal and intra-seasonal variability, Typhoon and tropical cyclone, ENSO, drought, heat wave etc.).
2. Assessment of downscaling techniques and their products in Southeast Asia to understand uncertainties accompanying the regional climate projections and to determine the utility of climate model results.
3. Meeting the requests of end-users (hydrology, agriculture, water resources, land cover and ecosystem etc.) on downscaled products, with definition of data types, formats and resolutions, for vulnerability, impacts and adaptation analysis.
4. Training on RCMs modeling, data analysis and applications for young scientists from Southeast Asia.

Tentative Program:
Day 1: Training Workshop (Part 1)

Day 2: Training Workshop (Part 2)

Day 3: Scientific Workshop (Part 1)

Day 4: Scientific Workshop Part 2

Important Dates
Application and registration starts: 20 August 2014
Deadline for workshop application and registration: 1 Oct 2013
Confirmation of participation: 8 Oct 2013
Workshop: 17-20 Nov. 2014

Online application and registration: Registration is CLOSED

Selection Criteria:
The selection will be based on a range of criteria, including expertise, scientific, geographical
and gender balance, and constraints such as the budget and space limitation for the format of
the workshop and the venue. For the Training Workshop, priority is given to young scientists from the Southeast Asia region.

Financial Sponsors:
APN (Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research)
MAIRS (Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study)
WCRP (World Climate Research Programme)
BMKG (Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics)
IAP/CAS (Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Workshop Program Committee Members:
Fredolin Tangang (The National University of Malaysia,,
Michael Manton (Monash University,
Michel Rixen (WCRP CORDEX,
Ailikun (MAIRS IPO,
Dodo Gunawan: (Center for Climate Change and Air Quality, BMKG,
Edvin Aldrian: (Centre for Research and Development, BMKG),

Local Host & Secretariat:

Dr. Dodo Gunawan: (Center for Climate Change and Air Quality, BMKG,
Prof. Edvin Aldrian: (Centre for Research and Development, BMKG),

Further Information Regarding this Workshop:
Prof. Fredolin Tangang, the National University of Malaysia (,
Dr. Ailikun, MAIRS IPO (

Please visit the Southeast Asia Regional Climate Downscaling (SEACLID) / CORDEX Southeast Asia Project Website for more information.