2012 Academic Symposium on Climate Change, co-organized by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the Division of Earth Sciences of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), was held from 26 to 29 November 2012.
Guests officiated at the opening ceremony included Academician Prof. Xu Guanhua, Advisor of Project 973; Prof. Henry Wong, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK; Mr. Cao Guoying, Deputy-Director General of Education, Science and Technology, Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in HKSAR; Mr. Zhang Chaolin, Director of Division 5 of Geophysical Department, NSFC; and Dr. Zou, Division Head for Academic and Training of Beijing-Hong Kong Academic Exchange Centre.
Over 90 leading scholars and postgraduate students from the mainland and Hong Kong in the field of Climate Change attended the Symposium and 28 talks were delivered. Academician Prof. Xu Guanhua, Prof. Luo Yong of the School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University; and Prof. Gabriel Ngar-cheung Lau, the renown scientist of the Climate Diagnostics Project at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, gave keynote speeches on the first day of the Symposium.
Scientists and scholars participating in the Symposium met with representatives from Institute of Space and Earth Information Science and Department of Geography and Resource Management of CUHK and visited Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, learning more about the latest research development of the University. The representatives from both sides used the opportunity to exchange ideas and build up links.
The Symposium provided a platform for exchange of expertise and research progress in Climate Change. It also served the purpose of fostering dynamic academic exchange and research collaboration among the scientists from mainland China and Hong Kong. For official website of the Symposium, please click here http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/oalc/nsfc2012/
Since 2007, CUHK and NSFC have co-organized annual academic symposium with different themes. Previous topics included Bio-informatics and Its Applications, Chemical Biology, Condensed Matter and Optical Physics, Developmental Studies in Health and Diseases, and Control and Automation. For previous Symposiums, please visit http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/oalc/en/act/sem.htm