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TWAS Officer Visits RADI
 Date: 2013-07-02  Page Views:

To strengthen the scientific cooperation and exchange between the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) in the field of space-based technology for disaster mitigation, and specifically, between CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation (STDM), which is hosted by RADI, and TWAS headquarters and regional centers, TWAS science project officer Peter McGrath visited RADI on the afternoon of June 28, 2013.

RADI researcher Wang Changlin introduced the scientific researches, operation and international cooperation of RADI. Researcher Zhang Wanchang introduced the “space-based disaster mitigation” cooperative project of STDM,  involving the training of overseas students from developing countries, the training programs on space technology for disaster mitigationand the high-level meeting on space-based disaster mitigation to be held at the 8th International Symposium on Digital Earth in Malaysia. Prof. Wu Bingfang, head of the Digital Agriculture & Global Disasters Division, introduced the scientific researches in agricultural disasters, floods and fire, as well as the mutual cooperation under the CAS-TWAS framework, especially the South-South cooperation with Latin American countries. Dr. Feng Qiang introduced the work of IRDR-CHINA.

Mr. McGrath expressed the wish to strengthen the cooperation and exchange between TWAS headquarters and RADI, especially STDM on space technology for disaster mitigation. He believed that the multi-channel cooperation and exchange in various forms between STDM and other TWAS centers would help more developing countries to make new progress in talent training, capacity building, etc.

Both sides hold talks.

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