Workshop on Environmental Monitoring Along the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road

On May 26-27th, workshop on Environmental Monitoring Along the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road took place at Room 308 of Biaoben Building, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, CAS. The workshop was under a project of “Southern Contaminants Programme (SCP)” “南方污染观测与研究计划”, a CAS Belt & Road Initiative (中国科学院“一带一路”科技合作专项). Totally, more than 20 people participated the workshop, including two steering committee members of the project, Prof. Kevin C Jones from Lancaster University of UK and Prof. Mohamad Pauzi Bin Zakaria from University of Malaya, and six international partners, Dr. Muhammad Mansha from Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission of Pakistan, Dr. Jabir H. Syed from COMSATS Institute of Information Technology of Pakistan, Dr. Dwi Hindarti from Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Dr. Le Quang Dung from Vietnam, Prof. Md. Ahsan Habib from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Mr. Simion Kipkorir Bartilol from University of Nairobi, Kenya. We also specifically invited Prof. Hanping Zhuang, President and CEO of Jireh Technology of China, and Miss Ming Liu, Chief Representative of Technology and Innovation at the British Consulate-General Guangzhou. The workshop mainly consists of five sessions including welcome and background introduction by Gan, participants’ introductions, roundtable discussions, group discussions and lab tour. The workshop provides a good opportunity to meet and discuss deeply with each SCP partner, thus leading an extension of the international research network on toxic chemicals from East South Asia to South Asia and East Africa.

Icebreaker at Ramada Hotel
Welcome and background introduction by Prof Gan, head of the project.
Lab tour.
Group discussions. Participants were divided into three groups and discussed questions proposed in the previous sessions.
Back row from left to right: Ming Liu (刘明), Mohamad Pauzi Bin Zakaria, Kevin C Jones, Mahdi Safaei Khorram, Md. Ahsan Habib, Jabir H. Syed, Simion Kipkorir Bartilol, Manqing Wu (吴曼青), Guangcai Zhong and Hanping Zhuang (庄汉平). Front row from left to right: Wenwen Chen, Jun Li, Xin Liu, Dilanka, Le Quang Dung, Biao Jin, Gan Zhang, Muhammad Mansha, Dwi Hindarti and Shizhen Zhao.


Photo taken in front of Zhenhai Building
Waiting for the amazing Peal River night cruise