Dr. Asong has over 15 years of experience in providing targeted climate service analyses for critical planning efforts, such as for infrastructure design, energy, water management, oil and gas, forestry, and agricultural and recreational industry strategic planning. He is at his best setting the practical climate science vision and strategy while helping agencies ranging in scale from rural community organizations, engineering, and environmental firms, up to provincial and territorial governments to navigate climate impacts, vulnerability and risk assessment problems in practice through science-led integration. He is a strong proponent of structured climate risk assessments, and thoughtful application of technical climate data towards practical stakeholder needs. He is excellent at developing innovative methods and tools for integrating climate projections in adaptation planning through downscaling ensembles of climate projections, assessing their validity and representativeness and interpreting them to guide climate risk and vulnerability assessment projects.
Core areas of expertise include:
- Incorporating risks of climate change into sustainable development and disaster risk reduction
- Downscaling of climate projections, scenarios development, and decision making under uncertainty
- Climate change impacts, hazards, vulnerability, and risk modelling
- Prediction of extreme weather events
- Bias correction and statistical analysis of climate projections
- Evaluation and development of improved observed climate data products
- Exploring, analyzing, and visualizing large multidimensional climate model outputs
- Tailoring of climate information for use in conjunction with sectoral models for climate adaptation and risk management
- Climate science communication, training, and capacity building
Dr. Asong’s expertise in applied climate science is also recognized throughout the climate modelling and adaptation communities and academic sector. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Global Institute for Water Security, University of Saskatchewan where he conducts research on hydrological impacts of climate change and decision-making under uncertainty (https://elvisasong.com/). He served as an Expert Reviewer on the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Report (AR6), Working Groups I (assessing the physical scientific basis of the climate system and climate change) and II (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability). He is an invited speaker at many national and international conferences and a reviewer for many scholarly journals.
He is the Founder and CEO of Climalogik Inc., a climate services and water resources firm delivering next-generation hydroclimate information to support cross-sectoral risk management and build resilience in the face of climate and global environmental change.