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WCSSP Southeast Asia

The Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership (WCSSP) Southeast Asia, supported by the UK Government’s Newton Fund, is a scientific research programme working to build capability to underpin services that support weather resilient economic development and social welfare.

There are currently no open research grant opportunities under WCSSP Southeast Asia.

WCSSP Southeast Asia is a regional programme currently involving two partner countries: the Philippines and Malaysia. The partnership is led in the Philippines by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), in Malaysia by the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) and in Indonesia by the Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency, Badan Meteorologi Klimatologi dan Geofisika Indonesia (BMKG).


This project aims to jointly develop and improve underpinning capability in global and regional forecasting systems, and advance the understanding of high-impact weather events in order to provide better advice of high impact weather events and mitigate the socio-economic impact of these events.

The overarching aims of this project are to:

  • improve the understanding of the impact of large scale atmospheric processes on the weather and climate of Southeast Asia
  • assess, develop and improve convective scale models (local fine scale models) in order to make better forecasts of high impact weather over Southeast Asia
  • improve the processes which translate weather forecast models into advice that can help mitigate against high impact weather at a range of lead-times from hours to months
  • Ensure that the requirements of the users of weather forecasts influence the science carried such that advances of weather forecasts meet the needs of the users

The work falls into three work packages:

  • Work package 1: Global scale science and modelling
    Improve understanding of the impact of large scale atmospheric processes on the weather of Southeast Asia and how this is represented in global models.
  • Work package 2: Regional scale science and modelling
    Improve the understanding of regional to local scale processes in Southeast Asia and develop better convective-scale weather forecast models for the region.
  • Work package 3: Science to forecasting - improving advice /understanding needs
    Understand user needs, develop tools that support these needs and ensure the science in other work packages directly helps mitigate against high impact weather. 


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