APEC Climate Symposium 2022

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  • 주제 : Enhancing APEC Resilience through AI Applications in Climate Change Adaptation
  • 기간 : 15 - 16 September 2022
  • 장소 : Cha-Am, Thailand & Online
  • 주관 : APEC Climate, Thai Meteorological Department(TMD)

APEC Climate Symposium 2022

APEC Climate Center (APCC) hosted the APEC Climate Symposium 2022 on 15 - 16 September 2022 in Cha-Am, Thailand and virtually in cooperation with the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD).

The main theme was 'Enhancing APEC Resilience through AI Applications in Climate Change Adaptation' and more than 200 participants attended this event over the last two days to exchange their experience and expertise on this particular topic. ​ 

Period & Venue

15 - 16 September 2022 / Cha-Am, Thailand & Online  ​

Session I : Tackling Climate Change with AI

Chaired by Prof. Dale Durran, Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Washington

For Session I, speakers shared their knowledge and experience in how AI technologies can help the climate change adaptation(e.g. climate forecast using AI, current trends of AI technologies, etc.) and discussed various considerations in utilizing AI technologies in tackling climate change 

 

 • Prof. David Rolnick (Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science, McGill University)​

 • Dr. Karthik Kashinath (Principal scientist and engineer, HPC/AI, NVIDIA corporation)​

Session II : Application of AI towards the resilient APEC

Chaired by Prof. Faridah Othman, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Malaya

For Session II, speakers shared their knowledge and experience on more practical ways by showcasing case studies on applying AI technologies to climate-related sectors including extreme weather events, conservation, and weather prediction. The session also discussed challenges, opportunities, efforts amongst stakeholders on better utilizing AI technologies towards resilient APEC. Recommendations on how emerging economies can better adopt AI technologies for climate change adaptation and overcome critical environmental challenges were suggested.​  

 

 • Dr. Wattana Kanbua (Director, Meteorological Development Division, Thai Meteorological Department)​

 • Prof. Seonyoung Park (Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Artificial Intelligence, Seoul National University of Science and Technology)​

 • Dr. Dave Thau (Global data and technology lead scientist, Global Science, World Wildlife Fund)​

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