An international group on "typhoon engineering" has now been formed... Except that they don't call it "typhoon engineering."
The International Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE), under current president Prof. Yukio Tamura of the Tokyo Polytechnic University Global COE Program, Japan, spearheaded the formation of the International Group for Wind-Related Disaster Risk Reduction (IG WRDRR). The group is also composed of the WMO (World Meteorological Organization), ICHARM (International Center for Water hazard and Risk management), UNESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific), UNISDR ( United Nations Secretariat of International Strategy for Disaster Reduction), ADRC (Asian Disaster Reduction Center), UN-Habitat (The United Nations Human Settlements Programme), IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies), UNU (United nations University), SEEDS, and the ADRRN (The Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network).
For more details, visit http://www.iawe.org/WRDRR/.