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The APEC Climate Center (APCC) signs an MOU with Greenlabs on Climate Change in Agriculture
APCC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korea's biggest AgTech startup Greenlabs at the Greenlabs' headquarter in Seoul on May 3, 2022.This agreement seeks opportunities to accelerate the utilization of climate information in agriculture, a sector sensitive to climate change. The cooperation between the two companies aims to combat extreme climate and support developing countries, ultimately advancing citizens' quality of life and ensuring balanced national development.Through this MoU, APCC and Greenlabs will cooperate in securing agricultural productivity and conducting decarbonization projects by utilizing the climate prediction model. In addition, the two organizations will exchange information and conduct domestic and foreign joint projects regarding climate change and extreme weather. They will also co-host academic seminars, workshops, and exchange research, publications, and other materials.​Articles published in foreign media1. Bloomberg The Wall Street Journal(WSJ)​

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Date : 2022.05.10
APCC Commenced Its Boreal Summer Intraseasonal Oscillation Forecast for the Year 2022 from 1 May, 2022
The APEC Climate Center (APCC) commenced its Boreal Summer Intraseasonal Oscillation (BSISO) forecast for the year 2022 at its website from 1 May, 2022.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 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 contents help users get more intuitive and useful information. At the same time, the climatological reference period was changed to the last 30 years from 1981 to 2010 to 1991 to 2020.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 :
Date : 2022.05.04
The Busan Climate Change Consultative Group (BCCCG) 2022 Seminar Was Held in the APCC Building
The Busan Climate Change Consultative Group (BCCCG), which the APEC Climate Center (APCC) is participating in as a member institute, hosted the BCCCG 2022 Seminar on April 18, 2022 at the APCC Building in Haeundae, Busan, Republic of Korea.This seminar was attended by participants from the local government, public institutes, academia, and businesses in Busan who are using climate information and interested in climate change. It was held to commemorate the 2022 Climate Change Week (April 22 ~28) and to prepare a venue for the latest climate change scientific knowledge and policy exchange.There were 2 topic presentations such as “The Latest Scientific Information on Climate Change from the 6th Evaluation Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)” from Prof. June-Yi Lee from the Pusan National University , and “Urban Management Plans in Busan to Adapt to Climate Change” from Dr. Keewook Kim from the Busan Development Institute​ (BDI). After those topic presentations, the meeting was held under the theme of cooperation and future palns for BCCCG.Through this forum, participating organizations related to climate prediction and climate change in the BUG region realized the need to promote effective GHG reduction policies along with improving the capabilities of climate prediction and information utilization to reduce human and material damage caused by climate change in the future.The BCCCG, which the Busan Metropolitan City, the Busan Regional Office of Meteorology (BROM), BDIand 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 : 2022.04.20
Improved Long-Range Forecast Guidance Reflecting Climate Change and Recent Findings
An optimal long-range forecast is produced by combining information from climate models and statistical relationships between various climate factors. To improve the accuracy of operational long-range forecasting in Korea, considerable efforts have been undertaken to understand how the various climate factors, such as SST anomalies over tropical oceans and sea ice variability over the Arctic region, affect climate variability in Korea. Despite their high excellence and usability, these findings were interspersed with individual results, making it difficult to apply practically to long-term forecasting. Hence, long-term forecast guidance based on climate monitoring and analysis was published jointly by APCC and the KoreaMeteorological Administration (​KMA) in 2015. In 2021, an extensive revision to this guidance was required to reflect the change in the climate average period, from the previous period 1981–2010 to 1991-2020. In addition, recent research results, which were not reflected in the previous version, were added in the revised version of the guidance.The “Guidance for Long-range Forecasting Ⅳ” consists of recent research results of strong scientific quality on the climate variability in Korea in relation to various climate factors. Additionally, the basic statistical information about Korean climate is organized systematically to increase work efficiency. For example, accurate assessment of the reliability of predictors was facilitated by presenting the yearly status of the predictors and simple correlation coefficients between predictors and Korean climate.The verification of the existing statistical prediction models for the recent period provides the basis for the objective long-range forecasting. In addition, recent frequent extreme climate events make it difficult to produce reliable long-range forecasts. Hence, in the revised guidance, the physical mechanisms of the recent extreme climate events, including heat wave in 2018 and excessive precipitation in 2020, are presented to improve our understanding of the characteristic features of recent climate variability.The “Guidance for Long-range Forecasting Ⅳ” includes basic statistical information on Korean climate variability, major factors that affect Korean climate, the influence of ENSO, and analysis of recent extreme climate events. The guidance is designed to improve long-range forecasting.Above all, the usability was improved by reflecting all changes in forecast data from the new climatological period. Additionally, we have singled out high-utilization research results and schematized and summarized them to improve their long-term forecasting utility. Furthermore, as this guidance is a compilation of high-quality scientific research results on Korean climate variability, it is expected to be utilized in various educational programs and serve as a guide for long-range forecasting in the field.
Date : 2022.03.05