A DFID funded project to help build capacity and resilience to changing typhoon risks and climate extremes in the Philippines.
Typhoon Haiyan (locally named Yolanda) struck the Philippines in November 2013, causing significant damage and loss of life. In response, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) pledged support for the recovery and reconstruction effort. DFID is funding the Met Office, in partnership with the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), to help strengthen PAGASA's technical capabilities as well as provide state-of-the-art information to guide decisions and build resilience to future climate-related risks.
The project has a series of objectives to build capacity and increase resilience, including:
A central component of this project is the generation and analysis of high-resolution future climate simulations, using a regional climate model (HadGEM3-RA) developed by the Met Office Hadley Centre. The simulations will provide insights into the variable and changing nature of tropical cyclones and climate extremes in the Philippines. This information will be complimented by simulations at PAGASA using the regional climate modelling system PRECIS.
Project manager: David Corbelli
Science lead: Joseph Daron
Last updated: 6 June 2016