​​​​​​​​​Webinar on Accessing and Using Data and Information for Adaptation Planning

  19 April 2023

​AIT RRC.AP hosted a Webinar titled Accessing and using data and information for adaptation planning on 19 April 2023. The event was organised with financial support from the Ministry of Environment, Japan (MoEJ) and in collaboration with the National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan and HITACHI, Japan. Around 70 online participants from across the Asia and the Pacific region attended the live webinar which reflected on the essential climate change adaptation tools that are freely available for use in climate scenario planning and strategic decision-making.

The session started with the welcoming remarks of Dr. Guilberto Borongan, Director of AIT RRC.AP, followed by an opening remarks by Ms. Yuko Yoshida, Deputy Director, Climate Change Adaptation Office, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan. Presentations on the three tools were then delivered and all questions related to the topics were carefully answered by the panelists. 

The three tools presented were as follows: ​ 

Presentation 1 : Introduction to FloodS, an online flood simulation tool, by Dr. Satoshi Yamaguchi, Chief Researcher, Research & Development Group, Hitachi, Ltd., Japan. 

Presentation 2 : Introduction to ClimoCast, an online tool for climate forecasting by Dr. Masutomi Yuji, Head of Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Research Section, Center for Climate Change Adaptation, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan. 

Presentation 3 : Introduction of S8DS climate downscaling tool by Mrs. Hnin Lai Win, Programme​ Officer​ of the Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP), Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.​​​

This informative webinar provides an overview of the essential climate change adaptation tools, the ClimoCast, S8DS, & FloodS, designed to help decision-makers generate climate-related change scenarios and predictions, even in countries with limited resources. These tools are freely available and can be utilised for strategic decision-making and climate change adaptation planning. For any queries regarding the webinar, please contact: charina.lepiten@rrcap.ait.ac.th. ​ 

The webinar recording on our YouTube Channel. ​​