BACKGROUND

The 7 SouthEast Asian Studies (7-SEAS) program seeks to perform interdisciplinary research in the field of aerosol-environment-meteorology and climate interaction in Southeast Asia (SEA). A series of studies of 7-SEAS, including VBBE in 2007, Dongsha Experiment in 2010, Son La Campaign-I in 2011 and -II in 2012, and BASELInE in 2013, had been conducted. The seventh 7-SEAS data/science workshop and technical training will be held on 11-15 November 2013 at National Central University, Chung-Li, Taiwan. The main objectives of the workshop are (1) to discuss the data collected in 2013 BASELInE, as well as previous 7-SEAS experiments and campaigns, NASA and NRL ground-based networks in SEA, and other related studies in SEA, (2) to bring together the experts who are interested in pursuing the 7-SEAS program and wish to make definitive plans for research and deployment in the coming years, and (3) to provide a technical training on overall aerosol chemical/physical measurements and instrumentation, aerosol optical/radiative measurements (i.e., NASA AERONET and MPLNET), and satellite remote sensing. All participants of previous 7-SEAS activities, and the scientists and managers from the fields of environment, meteorology, atmospheric chemistry/physics, remote sensing and instrumentation, are encouraged to participate. The meeting will be in the form of a workshop rather than a scientific conference, with active discussions on the data, the nature of the Southeast Asian atmospheric environment and the planning for remote sensing, modeling and field research.