The first workshop of CCEC brought together scientists from China, the United States, Japan, Denmark, Australia, France, Kenya, Luxembourg, and Turkey gathered at the Institute for Atmospheric Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing from 11-12 April 2014 to discuss ways to strengthen multi-disciplinary research through internal IUGG linkages; and to examine ways to extend these links to interdisciplinary research by linking in to Future Earth–a new interdisciplinary research program that is being established as a successor to the Earth System Science Partnership. Prof. Tom Beer and Prof. Jianping Li were the Co-chairs of the workshop and Dr. Keith Alverson was the Secretary General.
The first day of the workshop concentrated on research activities with which geophysicists can link with presentations by the Presidents of the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) and a Skype presentation by the Executive Director of Future Earth. These global perspectives were complemented by regional perspectives from the Chair of the Chinese Committee of IUGG, and from a member of the Future Earth Science Committee both of whom focused on Asian perspectives of Future Earth. Participants were also introduced to two new research programmes. The International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) has established a decade long research activity known as Panta Rhei, which is greek for ‘everything flows’. Whereas IUGG, IUFoST and IUNS have formed the WeatCliFS consortium to examine issues related to weather, climate and food security. The second day of the workshop concentrated on scientific activities that could be used to foster internal linkages between and within the geodetic and geophysical communities.
The next meeting of the CCEC/IUGG will be held during the IUGG General Assembly to be held in Prague 22 June-2 July 2015.
The workshop was sponsored by CCEC and hosted by the State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modelling for Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (LASG), Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP); It was proposed and generously co-sponsored by China Association for Science and Technology(CAST), National Natural-Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), Chinese National Committee for IUGG (CNC-IUGG), International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS), The International Commission on Climate (ICCL) and National Basic research Program of China (973 Program).
(from LASG / IAP)
from left: Prof. Jianping Li, Prof. Tom Beer and Dr. Keith Alverson