USAID Adaptation Community Meeting: A Typhoon Early Warning System for China

The coast of Southern China has seen record-breaking typhoons for four years in a row—Vicente in 2012, Haiyan in 2013, Rammasun in 2014, and Mujigae in 2015. Climate Decision is partnering with Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou, China) to develop an end-to-end system that delivers typhoon early warnings to clients on the China coast. This system will provide location-specific predictions and risk assessments for strong wind, heavy rain, and storm surges resulting from typhoons. This system will serve government emergency response agencies, fisheries, agriculture, and large coastal infrastructures such as ports and electric/water utilities. Currently, the key modeling components of this system have been completed and tested for China’s Guangxi Province. These components will be integrated with an information dissemination system that is currently under development.  

 
On June 16, 2016, Peter Kokopeli, Chief Information Officer for Climate Decision, discussed the early warning system development process, and lessons learned that can inform the development and application of typhoon early warning systems in other areas that are prone to coastal storms. 
 
Speaker:

Peter Kokopeli is the Chief Information Officer and data wrangler for Climate Decision, a company located in Bethesda, MD that is dedicated to bringing climate science and data to end users. Peter recently held position as Senior Advisor, US Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC. Peter co-led the IT team for the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program which collected facility level reports for the first time in the US. With the Clean Air Markets Division he led development of environmental and meteorological analytics supporting the Clean Power Plan and other clean air initiatives.   

This event was organized by the USAID Climate Change Adaptation, Thought Leadership, and Assessments (ATLAS) project. All Adaptation Community Meeting webinars can be found here

Country
China
Sectors
Adaptation
Strategic Objective
Adaptation
Topics
Adaptation, Coastal, Weather
Region
Asia

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