Jakarta, Indonesia, Providing climate services to all people around the world not only topographically challenging but also socio-politically and culturally diverse and it requires high resolution simulations. In order to address this issue and to reach better understanding on the regional climate change in Southeast Asia, The Southeast Asia Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (SEACLID) has been established in 2013. This project, which is a “bottom-up” initiative by climate scientist in the region, is now extending to participate in the WCRP CORDEX Initiative and is currently named as SEACLID/CORDEX-SEA.
The 2nd Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment Southeast Asia (CORDEX-SEA) Training and Workshop has been held in Jakarta 8-11 December 2015. At least 30 researchers joined this training and workshop. This training aimed to building regional capacity for creating multi-model regional climate simulations with a resolution of 25 km x 25 km and establishing new partnerships and connection between the scientists. In the workshop session, there is also specific theme, which is utilization of downscaled climate change projection data for sectoral purposes.