Research Development and Promotion for the Atmospheric Science Community

Project Details


The “Atmospheric Sciences Discipline” (ASD) is one of the seven disciplines under the “Earth Sciences, Sustainable Development and Disaster Reduction Section” under the Department of Natural Sciences and Sustainable Development of MOST (Ministry of Science and Technology). A researcher is invited to be the coordinator of the ASD. The responsibility of coordinator includes: 1) managing the peer review process for the research project and award applications; 2) reviewing the funding application for attending international conference meetings, short-term visit of international scholars, and research positions; 3) attending the coordinators’ meeting and assisting the planning and advancement of MOST’s missions. The focal topics of ASD include climate variability and changes, torrential rain, typhoon, regional circulation, atmospheric environment, as well as space and upper-atmosphere physics. Climate variability and climate changes are key components of CLIVAR、GEWEX and IPCC projects under the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nation; whereas torrential rain, typhoon and regional circulation are main themes of studies on disastrous weather events for WWRP (WMO) and USWRP (United States). Atmospheric environment studies, which emphasis on air pollution and environmental changes, have received worldwide interests. Studies on solar, inter-planets, magnetosphere and ionosphere in Taiwan continued to earn reputation internationally, and the launching of FORMOSAT-3 constellation of satellites further stimulated international attention. All these topics are valued by many advanced countries (USA. Japan, and Europe), and thus provide incentive for ASD researchers to promote international collaboration.
Effective start/end date1/01/2031/12/20

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • Atmospheric Sciences Discipline


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