List of the Top Ten Scientific and Technological Advances of CAGS in 2023 Released

[ 01-16-2024 ]

The Selection Meeting of the Top Ten Scientific and Technological Advances of Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences(CAGS) in 2023 was held on January 9, 2024. The judging panel is composed of nineteen well-known academicians and experts in China, including Academicians of Chinese Academy of Science such as Prof. Wang Chengshan, Prof. Yang Jingsui and Prof. Li Xianhua, and Academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering such as Prof. Wu Qiang and Prof. Mao Jingwen.

Initiated in 2004, the selection of the Top Ten Scientific and Technological Advances of CAGS has been highly recognized by CAGS researchers and colleagues in the field of geoscience as an influential brand activity. In total twenty-four items of annual research achievements were recommended after the primary selection. In line with the features of geological survey of being basic, public and strategic, the recommended 24 items focus on the key areas such as basic geology, mineral geology, clean energy, carbon peaking and carbon neutrality, and exploration technologies etc. Following a procedure of on-site oral defense and follow-up selection, the judging panel finalized the list of the Top Ten.

The list of the Top Ten Scientific and Technological Advances of CAGS in 2023 is as follows:

1. The First High-Sulphidation Epithermal Gold Deposit Discovered in Land Facies Volcanic Area of Xizang

2.   2. A New Paradigm to Tackle Major Scientific Problems in Magma

3.   3. Deformation Mechanism of the Large-scale Fault Zone in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

4.   4. Crustal Architectural Controls on the Formation and Location of the Metallogenic System of Critical Metals in South China

 5.  5. Deep Magmatism Response of the Cenozoic E-W Extension in Southern Xizang

 6.  6. New Breakthroughs Made in the Exploration of Potassium-bearing Brine in Qaidam Basin Led by the Theory of Terrestrial Potassium Formation

7.   7. R&D and Industrialization of the Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer CNX-808

 8.  8. Multi-scale Fine Evaluation of the Sites for the Geological Storage and Utilization of Carbon Dioxide

 9.  9. Determination and Resource Effect of the Yanliao Large Igneous Province in North China and the Giant Rift System in the Colombian Supercontinent

10. Big Science Program “Mapping the Chemical Earth” Revealing Global Distribution Pattern of Key Elements