Climate change is caused by many factors and it is one of the major global challenges facing humanity in the 21st Centry. This is a truly global problem and is already having a significant impact on ecosystems, economies, and communities.
On July 17, the APEC Climate Center (APCC) and UNIST’s School of Urban and Environmental Engineering conclude a joint research agreement with an aim to diminish the damage from future climate change and climate variability.
Director Chin-Seung Chung of APCC states, “As a part of this contract, APCC will share knowledge and experiences with UNIST at various fields, such as weather prediction, hydrologic prediction, and disaster management, which are all related to climate.” He continues by saying, “In addition to cooperative research projects, this partnership will allow students to get traning and internship opportunities.”
During this meeting, experts from both parties discussed possible cooperation projects geared towards climage change mitigation and adaptation. Prof. Myung-In Lee (School of Urban and Environmental Engineering) at UNIST says, “Through this contract, we hope to help prepare our societies to better cope with climate and water related hazards through the provision of better climate information, research and technical support.”
Established in 2005, APCC is one of the leading research centers which provides state-of-the-art climate prediction services in the Asia-Pacific region.