14-17 November 2017, Lijiang, China
The Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization organized the Final Review Meeting of the Research on Determining Precursor Ionospheric Signatures of Earthquakes by Ground Based Ionoshperic Sounding Project, on Nov 14-17, 2017 at Lijiang, China. Experts from Bangladesh, China, Mongolia, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand and Turkey attended this Meeting.
Dr. Li Xinjun, Secretary-General of APSCO, gave a welcome speech on behalf of the Secretariat. He welcomed all the participants and thanked everyone for their participation in the Meeting. The ¡°Earthquake Project¡± is marked as the first completion of APSCO cooperative project, which is a milestone for APSCO for promoting global-scale cooperative activities and bring mutual benefits to all Member States. By implementing this project, the Ground-Based Ionospheric Monitoring and Information Sharing Platform (APSCO GIMI) has been maturely established, the dedicated web portal with Ionospheric monitoring data processing and analysis tools has been equipped, and real-time users interaction capability is realized. APSCO Member States are now firmly linked into the Network, and ready for joint observations, investigation and sharing of their knowledge on seismo-ionospheric activity.
All participating experts acknowledged and appreciated the efforts on the Project Summary Report given by Project Lead, CEA, China. The board members reached a common agreement on the success of this Final Review Meeting. Since the CSES (China Seismo-Electromagnetic Satellite) will be launched in February 2018 and the data will be shared among member states, it is suggested by all the participants that the second phase of the project is strongly recommended. APSCO values and appreciates the hard work, contribution, great efforts and continuous support from participants of the meeting.