Sub-Committee on Meteorology and Geophysics (SCMG)

Sub-Committee on Meteorology and Geophysics (SCMG) – Terms of Reference & Projects

The Sub-Committee on Meteorology and Geophysics seeks to enhance the capabilities of services in meteorology and geophysics 

(a) to safeguard lives and properties of the people in the Region and for application sectors (such as aviation, agriculture, maritime, tourism); 

(b) to improve forecasting services and early warning systems related to the mitigation of natural disasters caused by meteorological and geophysical phenomena; and 

(c) to establish/enhance appropriate Centres to support the requirements of ASEAN Member States in the field of meteorology, satellite meteorology, climatology, seismology, volcanology and meteorological and geophysical related environmental issues. 

In support of these requirements, the Sub-Committee coordinates the networking of meteorological, seismological and vulcanological systems including standardization of meteorological and seismological measurements. In addition, research will be undertaken on areas of meteorology and geophysics including climate prediction, monsoon meteorology, transboundary marine and air pollution, palaeo seismology and earthquake prediction, hazard zonation and assessments. Training and exchange programmes will be undertaken to support these activities. 

The priority areas of SCMG for period of 2016-2025 include: 

  1. Prediction and assessment of climate change and variability 
  2. Enhanced forecast for severe weather 
  3. Capacity building on meteorological and geophysical services 
  4. Aviation and marine meteorological services 
  5. Enhance exchange of meteorological and geophysical data 

The Chairmanship will be for a period of 3 years and follow the schedule based on rotation of Chairmanship by alphabetical order. 

Chair 2024-2026: Thailand

To be updated