IAP Scientists attended XXV General Assembly of IUGG
Guoxiong Wu, stepped down as the president of IAMAS(2007-2011) and remains the EC member as emeritus president;
Daren Lu, was elected IAMAS members at large (2011-2019);
Jianping Li, was elected Executive Secretary of International Commission on Climate (ICCL) (2011-2015);
Ruiqiang Ding was elected member of ICCL (2011-2019)
Recognizing rapid progress of atmospheric sciences in China, IAMAS commissions ICCL and International Commission of Dynamic Meteorology (ICDM) will hold workshops in China 2012-2013. World leading scientists will be invited to these workshops which would promote exchanges between Chinese and the international community.
Academician Wu chaired two sessions of IAMAS EC meetings on which setting young scientists award, statutes revision, and bureau election were discussed. IUGG Union Commission on Climatic and Environmental Change (CCEC) was proposed by Academician Wu and he brought it to the IUGG EC and the presidents and SGs of other IUGG association and received positive feedback. The past president of IUGG, Dr. Tom Beer, is the chair of CCEC committee, Prof. Jianping Li is the vice chair, and Academician Wu is the member of the committee. If the proposal is approved by IUGG EC, IUGG will have more voice in the global change issues and therefore contribute more to the coordinated research and exchanges on the societal impact of global change.
Academician Daren Lu and Prof. Jianping Li attended IAMAS EC and IUGG council meetings respectively, and casted votes on election, statutes and other important issues on behalf of China.
By attending IUGG assembly, IAP scientists had a chance to directly listen to the latest research progress and had immediate science exchanges with international scientists. Contacts were established and IAP's research results were presented. Young scientists' reports were also complimented by the peer scientists. And IAP scientists' international commitment in IAMAS will also promote the atmospheric sciences in China and the sharing of international resources.