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The 2014 Spaceborne Earth Observations and Global Change Workshop and Summer School (First Circular)
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 The 2014 Spaceborne Earth Observations and Global Change Workshop and Summer School (First Circular) 

 July 14 – 19, 2014  Shanghai, China  

 Sponsored by 

Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

Center for Space Research, University of Texas at Austin 

Jointly sponsored by the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO), Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Center for Space Research (CSR), University of Texas at Austin, the first two summer schools on Spaceborne Earth Observations and Global Change (SEOGC) were successfully held in 2011 and 2012, with over 100 partcicpants attended each year. Based on the overwhelmingly positive feedbacks, we have decided to continue the SEOGC summer school series, and make it a bi-yearly event. The third SEOGC summer school is planned to be held in Shanghai, China during the week of July 14 (Monday) to 19 (Saturday), 2014.  

The main objective of the SEOGC summer schools is to provide a forum for young researchers, graduate students, and college students in China and surrounding countries and regions to listen to lectures by some of the world renowned scientists in the fields of space geodesy, geophysics, geodynamics, remote sensing, and climate change, and to have the opportunity to learn (in-person) the state-of-the-art progress in related fields. The SEOGC summer schools aim to help promote the research on space geodetic techniques and applications, and train the next generation of young scientists in related fields. While the summer school is open to everyone, we strongly encourage interested young researchers, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and college students (especially college seniors to be graduating in 2015) to participate.  

The 2014 SEOGC summer school plans to recruit about 100 students from related research institutes and universities in China and surrounding countries and regions. There will be a 1000 CNY (~ US $160 ) registration fee for each participant (this fee will be waived for undergraduate participants). Scholarships are available for qualified undergraduate participants to cover related travel, hotel, and meal costs (see 4. Financial Support for details). 

1. Summer School Speakers (tentative list): 

Dr. Byron Tapley       Director of the Center for Space Research, University of Texas at Austin, Clare Cockrell Williams Centennial Chair in Engineering; Member of the US National Academy of Engineering and Fellow of AGU, AIAA, and AAAS; PI (Principal investigator) of GRACE Mission. 

Dr. Anny Cazenave   Senior Scientist at the Laboratoire d’Etudes en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiale, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), Toulouse, France; Members of the French Academy of Sciences, Academia Europaea, and foreign members of the US National Academy of Sciences and of the Indian Academy of Sciences. 

Dr. Clark Wilson        Wallace Pratt Professor of Geophysics, Department of Geological Sciences (former department chair), University of Texas at Austin; Member of IERS Directing Board. 

Dr. David Salstein     Research Scientist, Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER), Chair of the IERS Special Bureau for the Atmosphere. 

Dr. Ben Chao             Distinguished Fellow and Research Scientist (and Former Director), Institute of Earth Sciences Academia Sinica, Taiwan; CAS Einstein Professor; Former Head of the Space Geodesy Branch at NASA GSFC. 

Dr. Xiaoli Ding          Chair Professor of Geomatics and Head of Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  

Dr. Danan Dong        “1000-Talented” Professor, Huadong Normal University (former Research Scientist at NASA JPL).  

Dr. Jianli Chen           Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Space Research, University of Texas at Austin, Chair of the IERS Special Bureau for Hydrology, Recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE, 2005).

2. Summer School Lectures (preliminary plan): 

    1) Satellite Gravimetry – Past, Present and Future (Dr. Byron Tapley) 

    2) Satellite Altimetry and Global Sea level Change (Dr. Anny Cazenave) 

    3) Geophysical Applications of Digital Signal Processing (Dr. Clark Wilson) 

    4) Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulation Models and Global Change (Dr. David Salstein) 

    5) Geodynamics: Applications and Development (Dr. Ben Chao) 

    6) Applications of Global Positioning System (Dr. Danan Dong) 

    7) Satellite Remote Sensing – Data Processing and Applications (Dr. Xiaoli Ding) 

    8) Spaceborne Earth Observations and Global Climate Change (Dr. Jianli Chen) 

    9)  About Scientific Writing (Dr. Jianli Chen) 

3. Registration 

Each participant needs to register in advance, and the deadline for registration is June 20, 2014. Please email your filled registration form (attached) to Prof. Chen Yanling (ylchen@shao.ac.cn) or Wang Hui (yjsb@shao.ac.cn) at Shanghai Astronomical Observatory. 

4. Financial Support 

The 2014 SEOGC summer school will provide scholarships to qualified undergraduate participants to cover related travel (limited to hard-seat train tickets), hotel, and meal costs while attending the summer school. Scholarships are only available to domestic applicants. Please see the online Chinese First Circular (http://www.shao.ac.cn/2014SummerSchool) for details about who can and how to apply for scholarships. 

5. Contact Information 

Ms. Wang Hui           SHAO Graduate Education Department 

Email: yjsb@shao.ac.cn, Phone: 021-34775033  

Prof. Chen Yanling     SHAO Center for Geodynamics 

Email: ylchen@shao.ac.cn, Phone: 021-021-34775235  

Mailing Address:       Shanghai Astronomical Observatory 

80 Nandan Road, Shanghai, China 200030  

 

  

   

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