The Sino-German Workshop on CIMCGWM Convened in Beijing





The Sino-German Workshop on Conceptual and Integrated Modelling in Climate-system, Geo-ecosystem and Watershed Management (CIMCGWM) was held from June 18 to 21, 2007 in Sino-German Center for Research Promotion in Beijing.


Nearly 50 scientists on field of atmosphere, land ecology and hydrology from institutes and universities of China, Germany and Japan attended the workshop. Principals of National Climate Center/CMA, International Cooperation Bureau of NSFC, Sino-German Center for Research Promotion, German Research Foundation (DFG), Project Officer Development & Co-operation of European Union and Delegation of the European Commission to China, Energy and Environment Group of UNDP made addresses in the opening ceremony. Prof. Ren Guoyu from NCC and Thomas Scholten from University of Tübingen jointly chaired the workshop.


The workshop is sponsored by Sino-German Center for Research Promotion and jointly hosted by National Climate Center, University of Tübingen and Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology. This workshop can promote more close networking Sino-German groups and cooperative activities in future. It will also discuss the future joint proposals regarding to climate change and its adaptation, geoecosystem integration. The overall scientific structure is to cover three major geo-spheres: atmosphere, hydrosphere, pedosphere and integrate climate, geo-ecosystem and watershed management. General aim of the proposed workshop is to promote collaborative Sino-German research in physical geography, climatology, geo-ecology, hydrology and soil science, as well as social and economy. During the workshop, the Sino-German scientists also discussed on future cooperation in related fields.