The APEC Research Center for Typhoon and Society (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 interactions and cooperation, the ACTS will host the 2016 APEC Typhoon Symposium from 24 to 26 May 2016 in Taipei City. Training courses and publications with a variety of topics on typhoon-induced disasters will also be conducted later of the year. Furthermore, the ACTS anticipates to conduct scientific research on the impacts of weather-related hazards and to seek cooperation with other institutes and cross-fora mechanisms.