APEC Research Center for Typhoon and Society (ACTS) was formally established, based on the consensus reached in 39th ISTWG APEC meeting, September 20-22, 2010, hosted in Sendai, Japan. On October 1, 2010, ACTS office launched in National Taiwan University, Taipei.
ACTS was initiated, aiming to understand the characteristic of land-falling typhoons and to clarify the resulting potential impacts on society. Our goal at ACTS is simple and clear: to save lives and reduce losses. With this simple and strong aspiration in mind, we hope ACTS could be the core institution dealing with this urgent issue in the APEC region.