The 2018 Annual Meeting of the China National Committee for IGCP Held in Wuhan
The 2018 Annual Meeting of the China National Committee for IGCP was held in China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) on 11th-12th December, 2018, with the presence of over 200 participants including the members of the China National Committee for IGCP, invited representatives, Head of the National Working Group for IGCP and students from universities. It’s the first time for the annual meeting to be held in the form of an open academic seminar, during which a special symposium on the 110th Anniversary of Mr. Yang Zunyi’s Birth was held ceremoniously with positive and enthusiastic response.
At the seminar, representatives from the UNESCO International Research Center on Karst and the UNESCO International Centre on Global-Scale Geochemistry made reports respectively. Representatives from the IGCP projects with Chinese scientists as the first leader or co-leader reported on the latest research progresses as well. The project achievements are related to many subjects including Paleontology, Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, Geotectonics, Deep Processes, Marine-Terrestrial Ecosystem, Environmental Change and Geological Disasters, Key Zones of the Earth and Quaternary Geology, and other research hotspots.
According to incomplete statistics, Chinese scientists have participated in 141 IGCP Projects by now, among which 128 projects have been completed and 13 projects are still under research. In total there are 68 IGCP projects with Chinese scientists as leaders. In August 2018, the Academician Zhou Weijian from the Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, was elected as a member of the IGCP Scientific Board (2018-2021), thus further enhancing China’s voice and influence within IGCP. Up to now, IGCP has funded more than 360 geoscience projects with international cooperation with tens of thousands of earth scientists from more than 150 countries and regions involving in, making outstanding contributions to solving many important geosciences problems with global, continental and regional significance.