On October 2017 13-15, by the invitation of the Organizing Committee of Arctic Circle Forum, our BNU Global Change and Earth System Science Institute sent a delegation of 7 teachers and students to Iceland the capital of Reykjavik to attend the fifth session of the Arctic Circle Forum plenary meeting, held the sub-forum on the theme of “Arctic climate change: the atmosphere, sea ice, ecology and remote sensing”
The Global Change Institute professor Cheng Xiao chaired the forum. Professor Zhao Chuanfeng, associate professor Chen Zhuoqi, Ding Yifan and other 4 doctoral graduate students made report respectively on their new study of Arctic warming and atmospheric pollution, Greenland mapping, changes in Arctic sea ice, frozen earth engineering simulation and boreal coniferous. They showed off the comprehensive strength of our school as domestic climate change and Arctic Research leader.
The Arctic Circle forum was initiated by the former Iceland president Grimsson in 2013 and then established, is an open platform outside of the Arctic Council, is committed to promoting international exchanges and cooperation in the Arctic, to support, supplement and expand the work mechanism between the government of the arctic. Professor Cheng Xiao had ever as a member of the government delegation of the Ministry of foreign affairs, participated in the third Arctic Circle forum and made a conference report on China's Arctic climate change research.
Our school has a deep accumulation in the Arctic research, excellent results continue to emerge. In August this year, our BNU joined the alliance in the University of the Arctic. This time Arctic Forum is of great significance for having Chinese voice in the Arctic on the international stage, for culturing young talents with international vision and familiar with the Arctic affairs.
It is reported that Global Change Institute has recently sent 2 teachers, 12 students, a total of 14 people into the Arctic region of Finland, to take one week comprehensive survey of the arctic.
(Institute of global change and Earth System Science)