2 Aug 2013, Hong Kong, China — The Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study (MAIRS) organised a meeting to input into Future Earth and to develop a strategic science plan for a “Future Asia” under the Future Earth umbrella. The meeting was hosted by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China. Representatives from APN, RIHN, ICSU-ROAP and key natural and social scientists in Asia attended the meeting.
To date, there have been several Future Earth meetings and workshops in the region. Following the release of the Future Earth initial design report in April 2013, the present meeting was organised to discuss a draft strategic plan for Future Earth in Asia, which will be announced at the MAIRS Open Science Conference (OSC) in Beijing in 2014, at which Future Earth and MAIRS will report to China about MAIRS future involvement in Future Earth, and provide suggestions on how China can contribute, via Future Earth (or Future Asia), to the international research community.
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