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APCC, POSTECH and SPREP, to Jointly Held the 1st Joint Regional User-Training Workshop for Pacific Islands Climate Information Service
APEC Climate Center, Pohang University of Science Technology (POSTECH) and Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) jointly held ‘the 1st Joint Regional User-Training Workshop for Pacific Islands Climate Information Service’ in Nadi, Fiji from 28th February to 2nd March, 2023. This user-training workshop was held as part of the transformative programme, “Enhancing Climate Information and Knowledge Services for resilience in 5 island countries of the Pacific Ocean”, initiated by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). APCC is participating in this programme as a technical partner.Researchers from 3 different institutes aimed to promote the functional improvement of the Pacific Island Countries Advanced Seasonal Outlook (PICASO) system and focused on increasing the climate prediction & information utilization capabilities of Meteorological Services from around the Pacific Islands.On the first day of the training workshop, lectures on climate prediction and PICASO training were given. On March 1st, lecturers from the 3 institutes such as APCC, etc. introduced the extended functions of PICASO and taught how to use them. During the practice session on March 2, the last day, they taught how to produce the climate outlook using PICASO.
Date : 2023.03.10
APCC Held An Annual New Year Ceremony for The Year 2023
The APEC Climate Center (APCC) held an annual New Year Ceremony for the year 2023 on January 2nd, 2022.This ceremony was held to celebrate the hard work of APCC’s employees during the year 2022 and to look forward to 2023.During the ceremony, the following awards were distributed: Outstanding Employee Award, Outstanding Service Award, Outstanding Paper Award, Best Employee Award, 10 Years of Service PlaqueAfter the award ceremony, APCC’s Executive Director Do-Shick Shin shared his vision on strategic alignment and direction of projects and programs for the year 2023 with researchers and staffs during his greetings. Then, the Ethics Charter and Integrity Pledge Proclamation Ceremony was held. APCC’s Executive Director Do-Shick Shin said, "I really appreciate all of the hard work you have done in the year of 2022. Let's do our best to achieve even better performance and further the development of APCC in 2023 based on our past achievements.”■ Commendation by the Korean Minster of Science and ICT - Ms. Sangwon Moon (Head, External Affairs Department)■ Outstanding Employee Award : - Dr. Jinyoung Rhee (Research Fellow) - Mr. Soonjo Yoon (Researcher) - Ms. Suhee Han (Staff)■ Outstanding Service Award:Application of APCC deep learning-based 1-month temperature probabilistic prediction model to Korean Meteorological Administration’s 1-month forecast - Dr. Seongkyu Lee (Research Fellow) - Mr. Soonjo Yoon (Researcher) - Dr. Ok-Yeon Kim (Research Fellow) - Ms. Yoorim Jung (Researcher) - Ms. Gaeun Kim (Researcher)■ Outstanding Paper Award:1. “Advances and challenges of operational seasonal prediction in Pacific Island Countries” - Dr. Yun-Young Lee (Research Fellow) - Dr. Soo-Jin Sohn (Head, Prediction Research Department)2. “Climate risk management for the rainfed rice yield in Lao PDR using APCC MME seasonal forecasts - Ms. Sugyeong Park (Researcher) - Dr. Jong Ahn Chun (Research Fellow)■ Best Employee Award: - Mr. JaeWon Choi (Researcher) - Mr. Junmin Yoo (Staff) - Mr. Youngsup Cho (Staff)■ 10 Years of Service Plaque: - Mr. Jong Jin Lee (Head, Administration Department) - Dr. Yonghee Shin (Research Fellow) - Dr. Yoobin Yhang (Research Fellow) - Dr. Jong Ahn Chun (Research Fellow) - Dr. Jeongmin Han (Research Fellow) - Ms. Eunjeong Lee (Researcher) - Dr. Hyunju Lee (Researcher) - Ms. Daeun Jeong (Researcher) - Ms. Bora Kang (Staff)
Date : 2023.01.03
APCC Delegation Visited Vanuatu to Discuss Further Cooperation between APCC and the Vanuatu Government in the Area of Agro-climate Service
A delegation from APEC Climate Center (APCC) ,led by APCC Executive Director Mr. Do-Shick Shin, visited Vanuatu from 4th and 6th December 2022, to see APCC and the Vanuatu Klaemet Infomesen blong Redy, Adapt mo Protekt (VanKIRAP)’s joint agricultural climate risk management initiatives in the field, and to discuss further cooperation between APCCand the Vanuatu Government in the area of agro-climate services.VanKIRAP aims to promote the application of climate information in the five climate change sensitive sectors of Vanuatu, including tourism, agriculture, infrastructure, water resources and fisheries. It was proposed by SPREP to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) as a project supported by the GCF funds with APCC as an implementing agency.APCC will be responsible for increasing the resilience against risks and disasters in the agriculture sector due to climate change, such as floods, droughts, pests and disease, through the application of climate information.Executive Director Shin held a high-level meeting Wednesday at the Grand Hotel in Port Vila with the Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity (MALFFB), Nako Natuman and a delegation that included the Directors of the Department of Livestock and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD).The objective of the meeting was to discuss the visions and goals of MALFFB for agricultural climate adaptation, and how APCC can contribute to Vanuatu’s vision.The APCC delegation’s visit continued with high-level talks with the Ministry of Climate Change, and a hands-on training session with some of APCC’s agro-climate tools.
Date : 2022.12.22
APCC, As One of The Member Institutes of BCCCG, Participated in Holding the 2022 Busan Climate Change Forum
The Busan Climate Change Consultative Group (BCCCG), which the APEC Climate Center (APCC) is participating in as a member institute, hosted the 2022 Busan Climate Change Forum on November 17, 2022, at the International Conference Room in the Busan Metropolitan City Hall, Republic of Korea. The theme of the event was: ‘Carbon Neutral Measures with Citizens of Busan’. With over 100 Busan citizens interested in climate change and carbon neutrality in attendance, This forum aimed to provide the venue to introduce meteorological and climate information to respond to the increasingly frequent extreme climate events and share specific action plans necessary for the realization of carbon neutrality in the Busan Metropolitan City with the citizens of Busan Metropolitan City.The BCCCG, which the Busan Metropolitan City, the Busan Regional Office of Meteorology (BROM), Busan Development Institute (BDI), and APCC are participating in as member institutes, was formed in March 2021. The purpose of BCCCG are not only to promote the sharing of science and policies related to climate change within the Busan region through the participation of the public, public, academic, and research institutions, but also to implement the 2050 carbon neutrality in Busan. By doing so, BCCCG hopes that the Busan region will effectively respond to climate change issues.
Date : 2022.11.21