October, 2006

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EU FP6 Promotes International Cooperation on Tibetan Plateau

In line with the principle of ¡°High Level Management Based on Internationalization¡±, experts of the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research (ITP), CAS, proactively participated in the competitions for the international cooperation programs. At the beginning of 2006, ITP applied for a public welfare research supported by the European Union Six Framework Program (FP6) jointly with experts from eight countries, including Germany, Austria, UK, Czech, India, Bhutan and Nepal as well as the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). Entitled "Brahmatwin Brahmputra-Inn: Twinning European and South- East Asian River Basins to Enhance and Implement Adaptive Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Strategies," the 3-million-Euro project, which will last for 3 years, has been approved by E U.

International Cooperation Program Kicks off to Control Metal Pollution in Soil

At the Asia/Pacific 2006 Conference of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) , an international cooperation program for the exploration of the effective ways to control the metal pollution in environment kicks off on Sep . 18. The program is sponsored by Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and will be fulfilled jointly by experts from CAS and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

AIPO under 973 Program Inaugurated

The inauguration meeting for ¡°An Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction over the Joining Area of Asia and Indian-Pacific Ocean (AIPO) and Its Impact on the Short-Term Climate Variation in China¡±, a project under National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program), was held in Beijing on Sep . 11th. Prof. Wu Guoxiong from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, CAS, acts as Chief Scientist for the observation project. The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and the Observing-System Research and Predictability Experiment (THORPEX) proactively responded to the project. Meanwhile, AMY2008 is expected to join up with WCRP/THORPEX¡¯s Tropical Convection Year 2008.

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