WCSSP Southeast Asia
The Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership (WCSSP) Southeast Asia is a scientific research programme supported by the UK Government’s Newton Fund.
This aims to build capability to underpin services that support weather resilient economic development and social welfare.
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 and mitigate their socio-economic impacts.WCSSP Southeast Asia is a regional programme currently involving three partner countries: the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. 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).
The overarching aims of this project are to:
- improve the understanding of, and capability to model, large-scale atmospheric processes that influence high impact weather in Southeast Asia;
- evaluate and develop convective scale models to investigate and improve high impact weather forecasts over Southeast Asia; and
- develop tools and processes that improve high impact weather advice, meeting user needs.
WCSSP Southeast Asia focuses on three main research areas:
- Work package 1: Global scale science and modelling
- Work package 2: Regional scale science and modelling
- Work package 3: Science to forecasting: improving high impact weather advice
WCSSP Southeast Asia was launched in 2016