ACTS was initiated to understand the characteristics of typhoons and to identify the resulting impacts on society. As such, we seek to promote research efforts on severe weather issues specific to the Asia-Pacific region under the changing climate, and study their impacts on society and economic development.
To foster regional research interactions and cooperation through 2014 APEC Typhoon Symposium which will be held in Nov.2014. Further, ACTS anticipates to conduct scientific researches on problems related to typhoon-heavy rainfall and to seek cooperation with other institutes and cross-fora mechanisms. The 2015 APTS-“Lessons Learned from Disastrous Typhoons” which co-organized by ACTS and Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, Department of Science and Technology (PAGASA, DOST, Philippines) will be held in Nov. 2015 at Manila. By holding symposiums, workshops, and training courses, ACTS wants to delivering evidence-based policy guidance to ensure better preparedness prior, during and post disasters.