The Nansen-Zhu annual report for 2007 is available

The overarching goal of the Nansen-Zhu International Research Center (NZC) is to become an internationally acknowledged climate research and training centre with emphasis on tropical and high-latitude regions, and the interactions between these regions, for past, present and future climate.

The NZC is a non-profit joint venture located at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IAP/CAS) in Beijing, China. Its co-founders are: IAP/CAS; the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC), Bergen, Norway; the University of Bergen (UoB), Bergen, Norway; the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (BCCR), Bergen, Norway; and the Peking University (PKU), Beijing, China.

NZC is set up based on the desire to establish and run an attractive and focused cutting edge climate research network bridging scientists from China, Norway and abroad.

Particularly, NZC aims to:
• Exchange scientists and graduate students between the founding partners
• Initiate and develop joint research projects between the founding partners
• Co-ordinate and facilitate joint research proposals to be submitted to national and international funding bodies
• Stimulate and support joint publications in international peer-reviewed journals
• Develop co-operation in education and research programs.

At the end of 2007, NZC employed a total staff of 58 persons, of which 13 persons are affiliated members. During 2007, the NZC staff published 34 papers in international referee journals. Two Doctoral dissertations were also completed.

The annual report for 2007 for Nansen-Zhu International Research Centre in Beijing, China is available at

http://www.nersc.no/main/about/annual_reports/NZC_2007.pdf