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The APEC Climate Center Held the APCC Working Group Meeting 2021
The APEC Climate Center (APCC) held the virtual APCC Working Group Meeting 2021 on 15 July 2021 with 11 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Member Economies.At this meeting, representatives from the National Hydro-Meteorological Services (NHMSs) from APEC member economies shared their current status of climate prediction and services and the status of extreme events in recent years, including communication strategies.Based on this, the meeting participants from the APEC member economies and APCC had the chance to present opinions on the use and improvement of climate prediction and its information provision service, and to discuss the future direction of climate services. The meteorological agencies from 9 APEC member economies delivered presentations on the current status and pending issues of external communication regarding the extreme climate and climate crisis. All participants shared the efforts and cases of each country's meteorological agency to communicate climate information service in various ways, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. By doing so, the meeting participants tried to find ways to effectively monitor and respond to extreme events across the Asia-Pacific region and to produce and utilize the necessary climate prediction information to prepare for these events.The meeting was attended by climate forecasting and service working groups from the National Hydro-Meteorological Services (NHMSs) from 11 APEC member economies including Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Canada, and Korea (Korea Meteorological Administration, KMA).The APEC Climate Center collected opinions from the working group members on the use of APCC's climate prediction and provision services and future areas to improve. Strengthening cooperation with APEC member economies to enhance climate prediction capabilities, will also elevate the climate information user satisfaction in relation to APCC’s extreme climate event monitoring information across the Asia-Pacific region.The APCC Working Group is made up of representatives from the NHMS from all APEC Member Economies, as well as other relevant participating institutions. The Working Group members facilitate the exchange of regional climate information, particularly climate prediction information among the APEC member economies. The group works closely with the APCC Climate Research Department in the improvement of the multi-model ensemble (MME) forecasting system and for the development of new forecast application areas.
Date : 2021.07.16
APCC and MET Malaysia Co-hosted the APEC Climate Symposium 2021
The APEC Climate Center (APCC) andMalaysian Meteorological Department (MET Malaysia) virtually co-hosted the APEC Climate Symposium (APCS) 2021 on 13-14 July 2021 with the main theme of ‘Innovations in Climate Communication for Enhancing Human Security to Manage Risks of Climate Extremes’.This virtual event provided a unique opportunity to engage in discussion with experts from governments, academia, private sector, and NGOs on utilizing climate information against the climate crisis and communicating climate information services effectively.During the opening session of APCS 2021, the opening remarks were delivered by Dr. Won Tae Kwon, Executive Director of APCC and Mr. Jailan bin Simon, Director General of Met Malaysia.The APEC Climate Symposium 2021 was composed of 2 panel discussion sessions. The main topic of the first panel discussion, held on 13 July 2021, was ‘Enhancing Climate Crisis Preparedness through Climate Service’. The participants of this session had the opportunity to explore effective ways to use climate information services in the era of climate crisis.The main topic of the second panel discussion session, held on 14 July 2021, was ‘Exploring Innovative Communicating Strategies for Effective Climate Services’. The participants of this session discussed specific methods for enabling climate information to be utilized by various users to respond to climate disasters and extreme climates. In particular, they also explored the strategies and measures for climate communication to reduce the gap between climate information providers and users, and specific roles and efforts needed to facilitate communication of climate information.APCC hosts the APCS annually to facilitate knowledge exchange on the latest climate prediction techniques in the region and beyond. APCS also builds capacity for climate adaptation and provides a venue for interaction amongst the world’s leading scientists, researchers, meteorological services, decision makers, and other stakeholders. Themes related to climate prediction and its applications are developed each year which guide the organized sessions and presentations.
Date : 2021.07.16
Ewha University’s KOICA International Development Awareness Program Visits APCC.
In connection with the Korea International Cooperation Agency's domestic field trip activities under the international development awareness program, 9 participating professors, management staff, and students from the Ewha Womans University visited the APEC Climate Center (APCC) in Haeundae, Busan on June 30, 2021.At APCC, they received a general introduction to APCC's roles, activities, and achievements from Ms. Suhee Han, External Affairs Department, and had a question and answer session with Ms. Sangwon Moon, Head of External Affairs Department.KOICA’s International Development Awareness Program, in cooperation with domestic universities, opens international development cooperation courses at various universities and conducts field activities at home and abroad. This program provides domestic university (and graduate) students insight into the theory of international development cooperation. It also provides students with practical knowledge and contributes to improving their understanding of international development cooperation.
Date : 2021.07.01
APCC Held the 2021 2nd APCC Climate Prediction Workshop (CPW 2021)
The APEC Climate Center (APCC) hosted the 2021 Climate Prediction Workshop (CPW 2021), held on 10-11 May 2021 at the Busan Exhibition & Convention Center (BEXCO) conference hall. The theme of the workshop was “The Now & Future of Climate Prediction Technology Development”. APCC’s CPW 2021 provided a platform for domestic climate prediction experts to share their latest research achievements and experiences in the field of climate prediction. During the workshop, participants had the chance to participate in in-depth discussions regarding technology development.The aim of the workshop was to contribute to the production and distribution of low uncertainty and high reliability climate prediction information. Various climate prediction experts in Korea from various organizations and universities, such as the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), National Institute of Meteorological Sciences (NIMS), Universities, attended the workshop.The workshop consisted of 4 sessions:- Recent Domestic and International Climate Monitoring and Analysis- Development Trend of Climate Prediction Models- New Climate Prediction Techniques- The Now and Future of Climate Prediction Information DeliveryAPCC hopes that this workshop will promote the production and distribution of high quality climate forecast information. Effective monitoring of extreme climate events, such as heat waves and typhoons, can help reduce damages to the national economy, lives, and property.APCC’s CPW 2021 was conducted in compliance with strict quarantine measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 infection.
Date : 2021.05.13
APCC Commenced Its Boreal Summer Intraseasonal Oscillation Forecast for the Year 2021 from 1 May, 2021.
The APEC Climate Center (APCC) commenced its Boreal Summer Intraseasonal Oscillation (BSISO) forecast for the year 2021 at its website from 1 May, 2021. BSISO forecast plays an important role in predicting the beginning and the characteristics of the Asian summer monsoon. The Oscillation is a large-scale convection, with a period of 15 to 60 days. It originates over the Indian Ocean, gradually traveling eastward as well as north with a diverse structure. It affects the beginning of the Asian summer monsoon, circulation of atmosphere, and weather patterns. Also, BSISO forecast provides information that helps predict dry and wet seasons in Asia by tracing large scale zones of precipitation. It plays an important role in predicting hydrometeorological extreme weather phenomena. Users can therefore prepare for disasters like heavy rainfall, drought, and heat wave. BSISO impact anomaly as a new content of BSISO forecast shows local impact of BSISO activity over the Asian monsoon region for various variables such as temperature, precipitation, wind and so on. Also, users are able to download forecast indices from participating models and find model information. It is expected that these new contents help users get more intuitive and useful information. APCC first provided BSISO forecast services at its website, in cooperation with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Working Group on Numerical Experimentation (WGNE) and the Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO) Task Force on July 1, 2013. BSISO Forecast Website :https://apcc21.org/ser/meth.do?lang=en
Date : 2021.05.04