(2-5 april 2012) |
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
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
SACA&D as a tool for database visualization in support of Climate
Analysis, Climate research and development of Climate Services.