International Space Weather Meridian Circle Program (IMCP)

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New Progress of International Space Weather Meridian Circle Program
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 PDF Print E-mail

During the visit, deputy director Wang Chi talked with Doctor Gilberto Camara, president of INPE, Doctor Takahashi, leading scientist of Brazil Space Weather Program, and reviewed the history of cooperation in space science field of China and Brazil as well as obtained scientific achievements; the both parties conducted in-depth discussions on researching and jointly building near-earth station for space environment comprehensive monitoring in the south of Brazil and joint research for contrast explorations of upper atmospheric ionosphere in low latitude area, and reached cooperation agreement, which was new progress for implementing International Space Weather Meridian Circle by uniting relevant countries and regions on meridian circle of east longitude 120° and west longitude 60° based on major national scientific and technological infrastructure project—Meridian Project. Doctor Yang Guotao, team leader of Foundation Exploration Team of Space Key Laboratory of Space Weather of NSSC conducted field study for site conditions of field station in the south of Brazil.

On March 16, being accompanied by deputy director Wang Chi and his party, Jiang Mianheng, vice-president of CAS visited Brazil taking a delegation, and met with responsible persons of relevant fields of Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Science and Technology. Meanwhile, deputy director Wang Chi introduced NSSC, and signed cooperation letter of intent.

 

This visit further promoted joint exploration in space scientific field of both parties, and laid a solid foundation for strengthening international cooperation of national space science, our taking the initiative, and propelling the implementation of International Space Weather Meridian Circle Program.

 
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