First WCRP Climate Research Forum for Southeast Asia

WCRP Climate Research Forum for Southeast Asia on “Climate research priorities for the next decade”
25 May 2021,
14:00 – 16:00 Indochina Time (UTC + 7),
15:00 – 17:00 Malaysia, Phillipines and Singapore Standard Time (UTC + 8)
– Online –

Downloadable Information Flyer (pdf)

The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) leads the way in addressing frontier scientific questions about the coupled climate system — questions that are too large and too complex to be tackled by a single nation, agency, or scientific discipline. For almost 40 years WCRP has coordinated international climate research to advance our understanding of the climate system and how it is affected by human activities. The decades ahead will bring challenges that can only be addressed through a worldwide coordinated effort, involving co-design and stakeholder engagement conducted by a prepared scientific workforce, to support mitigation strategies and adaptation planning. This is one in a series of regional forums, where we will exchange ideas, discuss new activities and opportunities being developed by WCRP, and explore ways that our community of scientists, partner programs, funders, and end-users of our climate science can engage to meet these challenges.

This Forum will begin with an overview of WCRP from the Vice Chair of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (the scientific steering body of WCRP) Helen Cleugh, followed by talks highlighting climate science priorities and opportunities for collaboration in the Southeast Asian Region:

  • CORDEX-SEA: Providing regional climate change information for enabling adaptations in Southeast Asia, Fredolin Tangang, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Earth Sciences and Environment, the National University of Malaysia and CORDEX-SEA Coordinator.
  • Climate science and information priorities and needs – researcher and end user perspectivesArdhasena Sopaheluwakan, Director, Center for Applied Climate Services, Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency, Indonesia.
  • Climate science as decision-support for resilience: transdisciplinary approaches from local to globalJessica Dator-Bercilla, University of the Philippines in the Visayas and Asia Climate Change Consortium.
  • From science to action: bridging researchers and practitionersRodel Lasco, Oscar M. Lopez Center and Philippines Country Coordinator for World Agroforestry (ICRAF).

This will be followed by a moderated question and answer session, with time for discussion. The Forum is without charge and is open to all, but we do ask that you register your interest.

Register here!

We thank the following WCRP Regional Focal Points for organizing this Forum: Fredolin Tangang (National University of Malaysia), Kendra Gotangco Gonzales (Ateneo de Manila University), and Anastasia RTD Kuswardani (Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia). We also thank the WCRP Coordination Office for Regional Activities (CORA) for their support.