President Sun You-hong delivering speech
Academician Hou Zeng-qian introducing the plan of Geosciences Division of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
On April 24th, the High-level Forum on "Multi-layer Interaction and Habitable Earth" was held in CUGB in way of "online plus offline". The forum aims to explore the unique spatial position of the Earth system, the early process and initial composition of the Earth, and the shaping of the only habitable planet in the solar system through multidimensional and multidisciplinary interaction.
Academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences from the National Natural Science Foundation, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China university of geosciences (Beijing), China university of petroleum (east China), China university of geosciences (wuhan), university of science and technology of China, Beijing university and other colleges and universities, scientific research institutes including Hou zeng-qian, Mao He-guang, Li Shu-guang, Mo Xuan-xue, zhai Ming-guo, Zheng Yong-fei, Wang Cheng-shan, Jin Zhi-jun, Wu Fu-yuan, Li Xian-hua and more than 200 experts and scholars have attended the forum. Academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences such as Zhi-sheng, Mu Mu, Jiao Nian-zhi, Chen Da-ke, Shen Shu-zhong, Wang-Chi and more than 290 scholars in China and around the globe have participated in the forum via Tencent online conference.
President Sun Youhong of CUGB delivered the opening speech at the forum. He pointed out that it is of great significance to hold the high-level forum on "Multi-layer Interaction and habitable Earth" just days after the 52nd Earth Day and there was a far-reaching impact under the background that President Xi Jinping has put forward the goal of "carbon neutrality". In his speech, President Sun briefly introduced CUGB and expressed his good wishes for a complete success for the forum with interaction and in-depth exchanges between experts and scholars in field of studies on multilayer interaction and earth's habitability. He believed that with collision between new ideas, new results, new knowledge, new methods, and academic ideas on the topic of “Multilayer interaction and inhabitable earth and livable” fruitful results will sure come out.
Hou Zeng-qian, deputy director of the National Natural Science Foundation of China Academy of Sciences introduced the plan of Geosciences Division of the National Natural Science Foundation of China in his speech Prospective layout and strategy for the development of geosciences from the following three aspects: development trend, strategic consideration and prospective lay out for geosciences. He pointed out that habitable earth is the core research object for Geoscience Division NSFC and proposed that forum on "Multi-layer Interaction and Habitable Earth" be organized into a series of seminars to be held every year or every other year.
The theme for the high-level forum is "Multi-layer Interaction and Habitable Earth". During the two days session of the forum, 37 experts from Chinese Academy of Sciences, including An Zhi-sheng, Li Shu-guang, Mao He-guang, Zheng Yong-fei, Wang Cheng-shan, and Wang Chi were invited to make academic reports. The experts and scholars attending the meeting had extensive and in-depth exchanges and discussions on the related scientific issues ranging from different special scales like the deep space view, the crustal-mantle-core material cycle to the microorganisms connecting the inorganic layer and the biosphere, different time scales such as the great impact and the formation of the earth-moon System, plate tectonics and early continental evolution to modern atmosphere-ocean interactions, and multi-dimension perspectives of understanding the key elements of Earth's habitability, such as CO2 and O2, as well as the mineral resources that sustain the sustainable development of human beings, and a wide range of other related scientific issues.
The forum is jointly initiated by China university of geosciences (Beijing), China university of science and technology, Marine research institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou institute of geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, institute of geology and geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China university of geosciences (Wuhan), Peking University, sponsored by China university of geosciences (Beijing), the State Key Laboratory of Geological Processes and Mineral Resources with National Pilot Laboratory of Marine Science and Technology, Ao-shan Forum (online version), Xinhua Science Popularization as co-organizers. (Photo/Qu Yuan-ying)