Dr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, president of Iceland, visits Xuelong today with his wife, Dorrit Moussief (Photo: Hjalti - Arctic Portal) - Click to enlarge.In relation to Xuelongs visit in Iceland, the second China-Iceland symposium was held this morning. The venue was the University of Iceland were speakers from both countries exchanged views and information.
President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson attended the symposium and held the closing remarks. Amongst other he said the CHINARE5 expedition was of global significance, one who would go into the history books.
Click on the names to watch the presentations.

Agenda:

8:30 – Opening by Iceland's Senior Arctic Official, Hjálmar W. Hannesson and the Chinese Ambassador to Iceland, H.E. Su Ge.

8:50 – 9:40 Dr. Huigen Yang, Polar Research Institute in China and Prof. Deyi Ma, Director of the First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration
8:50 – 9:40 Dr. Huigen Yang, Polar Research Institute in China and Prof. Deyi Ma, Director of the First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration "An Overview of Chinese Arctic Research".

Dr. Þorsteinn Gunnarsson, the Icelandic Centre for Research.

"Iceland's Arctic Policy and International Research Cooperation".

9:40 – 10:30 Dr. Ruibo Lei, Polar Research Institute of China.

"Interactions among Arctic Atmosphere, Sea Ice and Ocean and their Links to the Climate in China".

Associate professor, Ingibjörg Jónsdóttir, University of Iceland, Science Institute.

"Remote Sensing of Sea Ice, Observations and Measurements during the CHINARE5 Expedition".

From the symposium today (Photo: Hjalti - Arctic Portal)10:30 – Coffee break

10:50 –11:40 Dr. Yanguang Liu, the First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration.

"Reviewing and Proceedings of Marine Geological Survey during the Chinese Arctic Expedition".

Dr. Ármann Höskuldsson, University of Iceland, Institute of Earth Sciences

"Volcanic and tectonic evolution of the Reykjanesridge".

Dr. Jón Eiríksson, University of Iceland, Institute of Earth Sciences.

"Geological Record of Oceanographic Variability at the Arctic Front".

11:40 – 12:30 Dr. Minggang Cai, Xiamen University.

"Fate of Some Persistent Toxic Substances from the Northern Pacific to the Adjacent Arctic".

Dr. Helgi Jensson, the Environment Agency of Iceland.

"Monitoring of Pollutants in the Marine Environment around Iceland".

12:30 – 12:40 Signing Ceremony.

12:40 – 13:00 Closing remarks by the president of Iceland, Dr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson.

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