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NASA Administrator Visits RADI
 Date: 2014-11-16  Page Views:

On November 13, RADI Director-General and CAS Member GUO Huadong met with a visiting US delegation headed by NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden in Beijing.

Prof. Guo briefed the US visitors on the strategic positioning, science operation, research findings, human resource development and international cooperation of RADI. He also reviewed the cooperation of the two sides on Earth observation, and showed recent developments and new cooperative intentions of the Sino-US collaboration on Earth observation of Himalayan Glacier and disasters. His greetings were followed by a report on the preparations of a CAS-NASA workshop on glacier remote sensing to be held in January 2015, which was made by Ms. LIU Jie, the Director of RADI Department of International Cooperation Office.

Then Mr. Charles F. Bolden gave a brief account of NASA regarding its mission, strategic framework, research priority and future planning, with emphasis on Mars exploration, Moon bases and international collaboration.

The two sides held discussions on issues of common interest. They reached the consensus that the two parties shared the common mission and enjoyed good cooperative prospects in space Earth science, and expressed the hope to jointly run a successful Sino-US workshop so as to achieve substantial results in the cooperation of Himalayan Glacier and secondary disasters remote sensing and to explore new fields of cooperation.

The NASA delegation also visited the demonstration hall of Digital Earth science platform, the Airborne Remote Sensing Center and remote sensing satellite operation & management system, as well as the international S&T platforms hosted by RADI.

Also present at the meeting were NASA officers in charge of cooperation and external relations in the field of Earth science, S&T affairs officer of the US Embassy in Beijing, and officers from the CAS Bureau of International Cooperation.

A NASA team visits RADI.

Two sides hold talks.

Gift Exchanging.

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