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Advances in Earth Science  2007, Vol. 22 Issue (9): 888-896    DOI: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2007.09.0888
Project Arrangement and Primal Progress in the Second Phase of the CAS Action Plan for West Development
HUANG Tie-qing1, ZHAO Tao1, FENG Ren-guo1, DING Yong-jian2, LI Ling-hao3, LIU Guo-bin4, XIAO Hong-lang2, CHEN Ya-ning5, LIU Qing6, WANG Ke-lin7, HE Xiu-bin8, ZHAO Xin-quan9, LI Xin2, WU Qing-bai2, XU Hong-hua10
1.Bureau of Science and Technology for Resources and Environment, CAS, Beijing 100864,China;2.Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute,CAS,Lanzhou 730000,China;3.Institute of Botany, CAS, Beijing 100093, China; 4. Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, CAS, Yangling 712100, China; 5.Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, CAS, Urumqi 830011, China;6. Chengdu Institute of Biology, CAS, Chengdu 610041, China;7. Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, CAS, Changsha 410125, China;8. Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS, Chengdu 610041,China;9. Northwest Institute of Plateau Biology, Xining 810001, China;10. Institute of Electrical Engineering, CAS, Beijing 100083, China
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The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) initiated the CAS Actionplan for West Development in 2000, and the first phase of the plan ended in 2005 with great achievements and new proposals. The plan stepped into its second phase in 2006, while some of the research projects launched in the first phase continued, and several new ones started. Researches and demonstrations on degraded ecosystem restoration in 8 typical regions in the west of China such as Xilingele Prairie, Loess Plateau, Heihe River Basin, Tarim River Basin, Upstream River Basin of Minjiang, Karst Region in southwest China, the Three Gorges Reservoir Region and the Three Rivers Source Region, are being conducted; synchronization experiment of remote sensing and ground observation for comprehensive data acquisition in the Heihe River Basin has been initiated; and key technology research and equipment development for the grid connected photovoltaic systems in the west of china is been implemented. Researches on the stability of frozen soil roadbed of QinghaiTibet railway and sand disasters along the railway, and high technology development and industrialization critical to the West Development, are going to be conducted soon. The paper illustrates the research project arrangement in the second phase of the CAS Actionplan for West Development, and introduces the primal progress of those initiated projects.

Key words:  Chinese Academy of Sciences      Actionplan for West Development (the Second Phase)      Progress.     
Received:  06 August 2007      Published:  10 September 2007
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HUANG Tie-qing, ZHAO Tao, FENG Ren-guo, DING Yong-jian, LI Ling-hao, et al. Project Arrangement and Primal Progress in the Second Phase of the CAS Action Plan for West Development. Advances in Earth Science, 2007, 22(9): 888-896.

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