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GIEC Attends the 34th International Geological Congress (IGC)


During Aug. 5th-11th, 2012, the 34th International Geological Congress was convened in Brisbane, Australia, attracting over 6800 experts from more than 100 countries and regions. Prof. Wu Nengyou and associate professor Su Ming from Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion were also invited to attend the congress.

With the theme of “Retrospecting the Past and Looking Into the Future—Providing Resources for the Tomorrow of Human Beings”, the congress covered over 30 topics and almost every aspect of geology, such as geology&social development, environment&climate, energy conversion&emission reduction, mineral resources&exploitation, deep earth exploration, deposition effect&process, geochemistry&petrology, biogeochemistry, polar earth science, geological hazard prediction&prevention, hydrological geology, geo-spacial science, engineering geology&geomechanics, geological survey&mapping, etc.

During the meeting, both Prof. Wu Nengyou and Dr. Suming delivered excellent speeches named “Research on formation model of gas hydrate deposits at Shenhu Area, northern South China Sea”and “The segmentations and the significances of the Central Canyon System in the Qiongdongnan Basin, northern South China Sea” respectively.

They also exchanged ideas with foreign experts on differences existed in the formation, storage and accumulation rules of marine gas hydrate in such different areas as KG basin of India, northern continental slope of South China Sea, and Nankai trough of Japan, in particular, on the deposition characteristics which came into being in the later stage of ground fissure in the northern continental margin basin of South China Sea. Thus, heated discussion was carried out and initial intention for future cooperation was formed.