Research Activities

  • Title:
    2017 APEC Typhoon Symposium on Challenges and Opportunities for Typhoon and Flood Forecasting
  • Location :
    GIS NTU Convention Center, Taipei
  • Public:
  •    The accuracy of weather and flood forecast is often associated with disaster prevention and mitigation of socio-economic losses.  Severe weather events such as typhoons and heavy rain pose enormous threats to societies in the APEC region. Therefore, the advanced technologies of typhoon forecasting and hydrological applications have been a major focus of APEC member economies.

       The Taiwan Typhoon and Flood Research Institute (TTFRI) and the APEC Research Center for Typhoon and Society (ACTS) held the annual APEC Typhoon Symposium (APTS) along with Student Poster Competition at the GIS NTU Convention Center in Taipei City from May 2 to May 4, 2017 at the GIS NTU Convention Center in Taipei. The symposium gathered 250 representatives and participants from 11 member economies to discuss the applications of typhoon and flood forecasting to minimize the possibility of natural hazards and disasters. We are honored to have Dr. Chien-Hsin Lai, the Director-General of the Water Resources Agency, Dr. Achmad Poernomo, the Senior Advisor to the Minister on Economic, Social and Culture Affairs, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, and Vice President of the National Applied Research Laboratories, Dr. Jough-Tai Wang to deliver opening remarks.

    Group Photo
       Scholars and practitioners gathered and exchange topics related to recent development in typhoon forecast technologies, prevention and mitigation of typhoon disasters, landslides and sediment management, challenges from climate change, as well as methodologies and applications on weather-related risk management. The ACTS also held a field study visiting the Dacukeng Debris Flow Monitoring Station.

       Dacukeng River had a debris flow when Typhoon Xangsane hit Taiwan in 2000. The location has now become a great place to display how the government monitors debris flow.

    Presentations Available for Download

    Pictures of the 2017 APTS


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