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2020 Work Plan for Our Role in COVID-19 Challenge

Author:IRCK-NICK Published Time:2020-05-07

Affected by COVID-19, the works of the four international platforms (UNESCO/IUGS IRCK, ISO TC 319, NICK) have faced huge challenge. It is urgent to change the working patterns to bring the four international platforms into full play. On April 23rd, Cao Jianhua, deputy director of IRCK, and the secretariats of international institutes held the 2020 deployment meeting at the directors office.

This meeting focused on the following six aspects: the international training, scientific research, poverty alleviation and ecological civilization construction, ISO/TC 319’s progress, and the construction plan of IUGS affiliated organization. After discussion, the work plan for 2020 is defined as follows:

First, continue to strengthen international training and popular science education through various online activities;


Second, strengthen scientific research by publishing one monograph and popular science readings;

Third, summarize the achievements of karst geological survey in serving poverty alleviation and ecological civilization construction;

Fourth, promote the development of two international standards of ISO/TC 319 and the construction of IUGSs affiliated organization.