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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, 2020. 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=ener/casts.do?lang=en
Date : 2021.05.04
APCC to Participate in the 2021 Asia Pacific Science & Technology Cooperation Virtual Forum
Ms. Sangwon Moon, head of External Affairs Department and Ms. Inja Jeon, Researcher of the same department from the APEC Climate Center (APCC), attended the 2021 Asia Pacific Science & Technology Cooperation Virtual Forum on Feb. 18, 2021.The forum was held to share the achievements of the science and technology cooperation projects on *APEC, *ASEAN, *UNESCAP, and *AMGS in the Asia-Pacific region amongst experts and to discuss the project directions for the Year 2021.* APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation), ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), UNESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific), AMGS (APEC Mentoring Center for Gifted in Science)Ms. Sangwon Moon, head of External Affairs Department, shared the progress, accomplishments and future work plan of the APEC Climate Symposium project, conducted by APCC, with the forum participants.Participants noted that there is a gap between producer and user of the climate information and appropriate delivery methods of the information are critical. In this context, the role of APCC is essential in minimizing the existing gap and identifying the most effective communication strategies for the climate information services.
Date : 2021.02.18
Dr. Jong Ann Chun, APCC, Recognized for Best Paper Presentation at the ICITSE 2020.
Dr. Jong Ahn Chun from APCC was recognized for the best paper presentation at the 1st International Conference on Innovative Technologies for a Sustainable Environment (ICITSE 2020) that was held virtually on Dec. 28th, 2020.Dr. Chun presented the research results of his paper, entitled “Evaluation of near-real time weekly root-zone Soil Moisture Index (SMI) for the extreme climate monitoring web-service across East Asia”.During his paper presentation at the ICITSE2020, he introduced the extreme event monitoring system for East Asia operated by the APEC Climate Center. He particularly focused on how the system was developed using the Soil Moisture Index.This study has the potential to be useful in reducing the socioeconomic damages resulting from climate extremes by comprehensively characterizing extreme drought events.ICITSE 2020 was held to provide a platform for participants from various industries, government agencies, non-government agencies, and the academe to share their knowledge on environmental technologies that are efficient, sustainable, and economical. The Society of Environmental Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (SEEP) was the organizer and host of the ICITSE 2020.
Date : 2021.02.15
APCC officially commits to serving as the WMO Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Prediction Project “International Coordination Office”
Starting in January 2021, the APEC Climate Center committed to serving as the International Coordination Office (ICO) to coordinate the international joint research effort, “WWRP/WCRP Sub-seasonal to Seasonal Prediction Project (S2S) Phase II under the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).The S2S project was launched in November 2013, and the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) and the National Institute of Meteorological Sciences (NIMS) were in charge of operating the ICO until 2020.WMO is promoting and implementing this joint international meteorological and climate research project with leading scientists around the world in order to improve forecast skill and understanding on the S2S timescale. S2S predictions have great socio-economic ramifications but much remains to be done to improve the skill of the forecasts as well as creating forecast products.APCC, as the ICO, will support and coordinate the overall implementation of the international joint research activities related to the S2S Prediction Project, and support cooperation with other international programs.The Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Prediction refers to climate prediction information spanning the two-week to two-month period, which is serves to close the gap between the currently existing short-term and long-term prediction information.As the ICO, APCC is expected to establish its position as a leading research institute in the field of climate prediction. In addition, there may be opportunities to host international conferences and expert workshops in Busan, contributing to the vitalization of the local economy in Busan Metropolitan City.
Date : 2021.01.21