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Since early 2009 the Indonesia Agency for Meteorology Climatology, and Geophysics, BMKG has worked together with the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute KNMI on project Didah (for “Digitisasi Data Historis”). This cooperation project focused on the digitization of historical climate data from the Indonesian region from the period 1840 -1970, Now, three years later, millions of handwritten and printed historical weather and climate observations from the period 1850 – 1980 have been digitized and stored in a web oriented regional database and software system. “The south East Asian Climate Assessment & Dataset “, SACA&D.
Particularly in the perspective of the global warming issue, this new and additional information on the Indonesian climate should be invaluable for climate researchers and others in the region who depend on a better understanding of climate and weather extremes.

We are now nearing the completion of Didah. From Monday 2nd April 2012 until Thursday 5th April 2012, there will be a stakeholder workshop in Citeko Bogor, that will present the results of the project. In the first part of the workshop the SACA&D system will be presented and discussed, with the aim to improve and extend it. In the second part of the workshop possible applications and the science that could be done with these assets will be the main topic.
The exact programme of the workshop is being developed and will also depend on participants and invited speakers. Please refer to Didah website for more information and the most recent version of the programme.

The theme of the Workshop is :
SACA&D as a tool for database visualization in support of Climate Analysis, Climate research and development of Climate Services.

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