Climate information and services: the role of the Typhoon Committee and the Panel on Tropical Cyclones

Climate information and services: the role of the Typhoon Committee and the Panel on Tropical Cyclones

 
Date: 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Abstract

This information note presents a brief overview of the work of the ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee and the WMO/ESCAP Panel on Tropical Cyclones and their roles in climate information and services. Guided by the WMO Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) the two organizations have been coordinating their initiatives and activities in the development and provision of relevant science based climate information and prediction for climate risk management and adaptation to climate variability and change. Implementing the ESCAP resolution on Enhancing regional cooperation for building resilience to disasters in Asia and the Pacific, they also work towards improving the provision of assistance in developing national capacities in meteorology and hydrology. This is illustrated in a joint project entitled: “Synergized Standard Operating Procedures for Coastal Multi-Hazards Early Warning System” (SSOP), funded by the ESCAP Trust Fund for Tsunami, Disaster and Climate Preparedness in Indian Ocean and Southeast Asian Countries. With ESCAP serving as a regional platform, the two organizations will link more closely new scientific information to practical efforts to adapt to climate change and reduce disaster risk across the region.

Download: 

CDR3-INF5EDownload