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The Met Office in Southeast Asia

The Met Office works in partnership to make the world a safer, more resilient place

Southeast Asia is particularly vulnerable to weather and climate extremes. In 2011, two of the top five countries seen as most affected by the impacts of weather-related loss events (for example storms, floods and heat waves) were in Southeast Asia*. By being better informed, earlier about the likelihood of weather extremes, Governments and businesses can reduce their risk and increase confidence in their decision making.

Our weather and climate expertise can help reduce the economic and social impact of environmental hazards related to the weather, such as flooding from tropical thunderstorms and storm surges, coastal land loss from sea level rise and increased disease.

We work with partners in Southeast Asia, and other parts of the world, to build on our operational expertise in translating our science into relevant services that help to develop and enhance weather and climate capability. This helps businesses and governments to plan further ahead and protect life and property.

These services include:

  • International development - our weather and climate experts provide tailored consultancy.
  • Operational meteorology training - World-renowned for excellence in training, the Met Office College offers a range of professional courses for meteorological service providers.
  • Unified Model - our numerical modelling system is used by a number of organisations throughout the world.
  • Met Office Numerical Weather Prediction models - we relocate our high resolution modelling to make forecasts relevant for any region, and provide tailored advice to a number of industry sectors and governments.
  • Renewable energy - our weather and climate services for the renewables industry support decision-making, help to reduce risk and increase efficiencies.
  • Offshore oil and gas - our offshore and near shore weather and ocean forecasts assist the oil and gas industry in improving operational decision making which helps to reduce weather related risks and associate costs, and improve safety.
  • Developing observation networks. 

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you in Southeast Asia, please contact us on +65 6424 4284

*Source Global Climate Risk Index 2013

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