The Republic of Korea-Pacific Islands Climate Prediction (ROK-PI CliPS) is a project that provides nationally-tailored seasonal climate prediction information and builds the prediction capacity of Pacific Islands.
It is funded by the Government of the Republic of Korea through the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and implemented by the APEC Climate Center (APCC) and SPREP.
The main objective of the project is to strengthen the adaptive capacity of vulnerable communities to climate risks at the seasonal timescale. The project aims to build the adaptive capacity of vulnerable communities and users of climate information and services through the strengthening of National Meteorological Services (NMSs) capacity to contribute to community resiliency and national development planning. Tailored climate prediction information using a region-specific system will be developed.
This initiative will build on and work in partnership with previous and current relevant activities such as the Pacific Australia Adaptation to Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP), the Finnish-Pacific Reducing Vulnerability in the Pacific Island Communities Project (FINPAC), and the Climate, Oceans Support Programme for the Pacific (COSPPac) and Integrated Climate Information Management (iCLIM).
The project has developed region-specific downscaling methodologies and establish an online climate prediction system. The online climate prediction system known as CLIKP or Climate Information Toolkit for the Pacific and is available for Pacific Island National Meteorological Services. CLIKP site : http://clikp.sprep.org/
The work will consider the unique geographic features of the Pacific and build upon the programmes named above, utilizing APCC’s multi-model ensemble prediction system and support from the Pacific Met Desk Partnership. APCC will not only provide information but also assist the PICT’s NMHSs to self-operate the system after transferring the dynamical seasonal forecasting system to SPREP Pac Met Desk Partnership. This system will be connected to the climate prediction information system in APCC via the Internet. Then, APCC and the Pacific Met Desk Partnership will develop guidelines and train participating NMHS in order for them to effectively analyse the information and apply the prediction to support decision-making processes.
- Beneficiary Countries: Cook Islands, FSM, Fiji, Kiribati, RMI, Nauru, Niue, Palau, PNG, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu