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The 2020 Annual Academic Conference of FGS successfully convened in BNU

The 2020 Annual Academic Conference of FGS successfully convened in BNU

This conference invited ninety-nine lectures including eight invited lectures given by scholars from other institutions, seventy-two lectures from FGS faculty members and nineteen reports from FGS graduate students. The attendees also continued fruitful discussions after the conference which greatly motivated academic collaborations and communications across multi-discinplinary sciences.

To stimulate academic collaboaration and exchange on geographical sciences, FGS convened the 2020 Annual Academic Conference on Dec. 26, 2020 in the BNU Jingshi Hall. More than 1000 faculty members and research scientists from BNU and other academic institutions attended the conference on campus and online.

The conference were composed of plenary keynote presentations, parallel thematic sessions as well as posters. The plenary session was chaired by the Deputy Dean of FGS, Professor WU Jianjun. In the opening ceremony of the conference, the Executive Dean of FGS, Professor SONG Changqing delivered the opening speech. 

Three renowned academicians and professors delivered the plenary keynote presentations. Academician FU Bojie, Dean of FGS, gave a speech on “The Development Trend and Research Fields of Resources and Environmental Science”. Professor HE Canfei, Dean of the School of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University introduced his research progress in “The Development of Domestic and International Cycles and Industrial Space Optimization”. Professor Zhang Bing, Deputy Dean of the Institute of Aerospace Information Innovation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, delivered a lecture on “Remote Sensing Big Data and Geographical Science Application”.

Eight sessions were designated to provide a platform for sharing frontier achievements on geographical sciences, respectively themed as "Soil Erosion on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and Its Ecological Effects", "Ecological Environment and Human Activities on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau", "Human-land System Coupling and Landscape Sustainability", "Hydrometeorological Process and Disaster Risk", "Territory and Spatial Planning and Urban and Rural Regional Development" , "Multi-source Remote Sensing Information Collaboration and Spatio-temporal Analysis", "Vegetation Remote Sensing Modeling and Inversion", "Energy and Water Cycle and Element Observation, Simulation and Analysis". Besides, two young scientists sessions on "Human Activities and Ecological Processes" as well as "The Application of Deep Learning in Geography” were specifically organized for graduate students.