Beijing Climate Center (BCC) was established in 2003, based on the National Climate Center of China Meteorological Administration, to better perform its functions as a WMO Regional Climate Centre (RCC). And BCC was designated as a WMO RCC in RA II (Asia) at EC-LXI in June 2009. BCC has the obligations to deliver climate service for neighboring and surrounding countries in Asia and international climate community, and it has the following capabilities as a RCC.
BCC incorporates functions as a WMO East Asian Monsoon Activity Centre (EAMAC, since 2006), a WMO Global Producing Centre for long-range forecasts(GPC, since 2006) , and a Centre for Extreme Events Monitoring in Asia (CEEMA, since 2010).
BCC organizes and coordinates research efforts on regional climate, operational predictions and climate application and services, among others. It also provides climate services to China and other Asian countries for disaster prevention and mitigation and for socio-economic development. BCC has made some significant progress in activities as a WMO RCC, such as operational long-range forecasts, climate monitoring, data services, use of regional climate products and training on service delivery, research on climate and climate change, as well as capacity building. BCC is also engaged in climate data management and rescue for RAII, and involved in the International ACRE (Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth) Initiative to facilitate the recovery of historical surface data in RAII.
Monitor and diagnose global atmospheric and ocean conditions, especially in East Asia, as well as significant climate events(e.g. ENSO);
Provide global climate predictions and impact assessments at monthly, seasonal and inter-annual timescales, particularly in East Asia;
Carry out research on global and regional climate change, detection development of regional climate scenarios and response strategy options;
Strengthen collaborations between National Meteorological and Hydrological Service (NMHS) on related observation, communication and computing networks for data collection and exchange;
Provide climate data base and archiving services;
Provide relevant climate products services such as interpretation, evaluation, processing, detection and issue etc.
Propose climate research and development projects and coordinate with other Regional Climate Centers (RCCs);
Formulate plans of the studies of climate variability, predictability and impact in the region;
Develop consistent practices to handle conflicting information in the region;
Develop validation procedures relating to seasonal-to-interannual forecasting products and enhance co-ordinations with other RCCs;
Develop regional models, methods of downscaling and interpretation of global forecast products;
Undertake application research, and assist development and application of specific products for various users;
Study the economic value of climate information.