On Sept 26-28, Jun, Shizhen and Gan visited Ningbo to investigate the current status of our field air station, NAEO, which was setup initially in 2008 and further furbished in 2011. We were very warmly welcome by two Shengongs （沈工，两兄弟）and had cordial talks with them. The station has been productive and we have decided to re-furbish once more for another 10 years! We also by the way enjoyed the nice seafood and visited the TianyiGe (天一阁）of Ningbo! Chen Yingjun（陈颖军）and Zhang Yanlin (章炎麟) also came and joined us for one night for nice discussion and talks.
Shengong (沈工, right）who insisted in sampling air samples for our group and looking after the NAEO station for the last 10 year!
Visiting TianyiGe, the ancient library tracked back to Ming dynasty.
On 21st of July, Gan, Jun, Yangzhi and Shizhen visited the Bojin Ltd. located in Nansha. We had a good discussion on the development progress of smart platform on the prediction of air pollutants level and health risk in Guangzhou, since this project is coming to the end and will be reviewed recently.
Good luck to our final expert review meeting!
The director of Bojin Ltd, Dr. Bin Feng, introduced the company. He was also used to study in GIG.
William visited the group on Jan 3-5. William met us at a workshop organized by Lancaster University, in Accra, Ghana in last March. He then decided to pursue his PhD degree in our group. William has been a technical officer in the Water Research Institute (WRI) of Commonwealth Science and Industry Research (CSIR) of Ghana (加纳). He was successfully enrolled in China Geosciences University at Wuhan, with the help from Professor Qi Shihua（祁士华）. He will spend his first year in Wuhan for classes, then join us in Guangzhou for research. On this visit, he gave a talk introducing himself on group meeting on Jan 4th. In the meantime, we had time to gather at night of the 3rd for a beer on the waterfront of the Pearl River, and the 4th at Hutaoli (胡桃里）pub. Willaim will go back to Ghana for sampling in the coming winter holiday.