1. Investigate feedback mechanisms between the sharp thermal front and storm track activity along the KER and gain understanding on the air-sea interaction in the extratropical region.
2. Develop proper modeling approach to explore the air-sea interaction in the KER.
3. Develop sustainable observation networks in the KER.
4. Improve the understanding of ocean and climate predictability in the Western Pacific.

Expected Outcomes
1. Provide a high resolution regional coupled model system.
2. Establish the international cooperation in the KER observation.
3. Published papers and write brief introduction documents to IOC/WESTPAC for member states sharing.
4. Scientific communication among participants.

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