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Singapore National Environment Agency partners InterMET Asia 2014
We are delighted to announce that the Singapore National Environment Agency (NEA) is partnering with InterMET Asia, which has been designated as one of the official Co-located Events of the CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESS) 2014. CESS 2014 is being held in conjunction with the 6th Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) and the 4th World Cities Summit.
InterMET Asia will be the first event of its kind in Asia to address the technical aspects of the acquisition, interpretation and communication of met data, and the ways in which this data can be applied across a wide range of new and existing weather and climate sensitive commercial and governmental applications, including its role in risk management.
Singapore NEA support means InterMET Asia will have a high level partner to help ensure the high level Ministerial delegations visiting Singapore during CESS2014 include their National Meteorological & Hydrological Services (NMHS).
Tony Stephenson, InterMET Asia Project Director, said: “We are delighted and privileged to have this official support for the event. We are working closely with the World Meteorological Organisation, the Hydro-Meteorological Equipment Industry and other key organisations representing weather affected industries to provide a relevant and compelling conference.”
Need for action and role of InterMET Asia
Southeast Asia, East Asia and the Pacific regions have been identified in recent reports* by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as particularly vulnerable to extreme weather and climate change, and that Southeast Asia is likely to suffer more from climate change than the global average. Accurate meteorological and climate change data will have a crucial role to play in policies intended to mitigate the impact of extreme weather and climate change.
The InterMET Asia exhibition will showcase a broad range of weather and climate change monitoring, measurement, analysis and forecasting technologies, as well as providers of value added services, including risk management tools, relevant to commercial and public sector activities and decision makers.
Exhibition sales are progressing well with some 30 companies already expecting to participate and more signing up each week.
The conference will feature two main streams – one covering the technical and scientific aspects of acquiring and using met data; the other focusing on end user applications, notably agriculture, mining, marine transport, aviation, tourism, retail, urban planning, and disaster management. In addition, dedicated ‘Round Tables’ will cover weather risk management insurance, and the use of met data in management decision making.
Tony Stephenson said: “The potential applications of met data in the Asia-Pacific region, the Southeast Asian nations in particular, are becoming increasingly important. As witnessed by recent tragic events in the Philippines, the region is vulnerable to weather and climate instability and its manifestations, for example, flooding and storm surges; coastal land loss from sea level rise; crop failure due to water shortage, flood, or heat stress; and the resurgence of diseases such as dengue. Met data also has enormous value for the private sector, for example in aviation, transportation, energy, agriculture, tourism, oil & gas, and mining.”
NOTE* The ADB reports, ‘The Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia’, The Economics of Climate Change in East Asia’, and ‘The Economics of Climate Change in the Pacific’ make a series of key policy recommendations to help mitigate the impact of climate change, and the application of accurate meteorological and climate change data are crucial ingredients to their implementation. Full details at: www.adb.org/
Notes for Editors
1. InterMET Asia – www.intermet.asia – is the international exhibition & conference on the applications of weather, environmental and climate change measurement and analysis technologies in the Asia-Pacific region.
2. A world-class international conference will facilitate the interchange of knowledge and best practice between the Asian weather and climate change monitoring communities, their international counterparts, and end users in commerce, industry and government. The conference will feature two main themes:
The technical aspects of the acquisition, analysis and communication of meteorological and environmental data;
The current and potential applications of meteorological and related data across a broad range of commercial, governmental, and international activities.
3. The exhibition will showcase a broad range of technologies related to the acquisition, monitoring, measurement, analysis and distribution of meteorological and related data relevant to a wide range of activities, from forecasting to use in commercial and government activities. It will also showcase value added data services tailored to the needs of a wide range of end users, including senior decision makers, and the insurance and risk management industry. For details on exhibiting at InterMET Asia, contact Saud Ghayas, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 0044 121 244 3500.
4. The event will cover such end user applications as aviation, maritime transportation, ports/marine installation O&M, building & construction, defence/military operations, offshore oil & gas, mining, energy (including power generation and supply, energy efficiency), agriculture (including aquaculture, irrigation and food processing), urban planning, land use planning, water resource management, flood control, tourism, retail, as well as disaster management.
5. The event is complemented by a NewsBlog at http://blog.intermet.asia. This provides up to date information about the acquisition and interpretation of meteorological data; its varied uses and applications;
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