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First Announcement for the APEC Climate Symposium 2013

The APEC Climate Symposium (APCS) is an annual event, held since 2005, that brings together around 100 scientists, representatives of National Hydrological and Meteorological Services, academics, policy-makers and students from around the world to discuss emerging issues in climate prediction and its applications. This year’s APEC Climate Symposium will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia from November 11 -– 13.

APCC has released the First Announcement for the APEC Climate Symposium 2013, which can be accessed at This document provides more information about the theme, goals, and program of the event. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Regional Cooperation on Drought Prediction Science to Support Disaster Preparedness and Management”. As with previous APCC events, this symposium will present the latest scientific and technological developments in climate prediction and climate information applications. The event will bring scientists and researchers together with representatives from government agencies, NGOs, and the private sector in order to foster a laborative dialogue on drought prediction and management. The 3-day conference will include presentations on drought prediction at multiple time-scales, drought impact assessment, the application of advance climate information to decision-making, the development of innovative Early Warning Systems, and methods for disseminating drought information to relevant stakeholders.

Contact Ms. Nina Horstmann ( or Ms. Sooyang Joo ( if you would like to request more information about this year’s symposium.