The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) achieved consensus on promoting the institutional partnership and exploring potential cooperation in priority areas for the next stage, after five joint thematic workshops held online from June 16 to June 24. Both sides will further collaboration on Climate Change Impacts, Sustainable Agriculture, Health Science and Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and New Materials for Energy, and Marine Science and Blue Economy.
Zhoushan - the first 500kW Sharp Eagle wave energy converter (WEC) was officially delivered on June 30, 2020 in Mazhou island. Zhoushan was researched, developed and designed by Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion (GIEC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and built by China Merchants Heavy Industry (Shenzhen) Co., LTD. It is the largest single installed wave energy converter in China.
Around 11:00 a.m., June 26, PF6, the 400-ton superconducting magnet coil with an 11.2m external diameter, rolled to Cadarache, France, the ITER site, on a 342-wheel flat-bed trailer, after its over three months sea journey starting from March this year. A takeover ceremony was held on the morning in which Bernard BIGOT, Director-General of International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Organization and other staff were waiting there to welcome the giant guest.
The Computer Network Information Center (CNIC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) signed an agreement with the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) Foundation on June 23 to launch cooperation on open science cloud, hoping to develop more flexible and interoperable e-infrastructures and services for supporting global research activities.
On the evening of June 18, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officially released the virus genome sequence data of COVID-19 outbreak in Xinfadi, a wholesale food market in southwest Beijing, through Novel Coronavirus National Science and Technology Resource Service System.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Dutch Research Council (NWO) have granted two joint research projects on "Green Cities" early this week. The two projects, focusing on better integrating green areas into a city, will transform research results to urban planning and help provide more scientific basis for sustainable development of cities.
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