IGF PAN’s cooperation with the Middle Kingdom sealed with two projects

Among the winners of the first SHENG competition were Profs. Renata Romanowicz and Prof. Michal Malinowski. SHENG is a competition carried out in cooperation between the National Science Center and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). The competition offered applicants a chance to obtain funds for Polish-Chinese basic research in the areas of life sciences, science and technology, and selected disciplines of social sciences.

Formal and substantive evaluation of applicationsoin the SHENG competition was conducted roin NCN and NSFC. The subjects of the evaluation were coolne Polish-Chinese applications for project fundingoin research, while experts evaluated the scientific value of the project, the qualifications of the research team, the feasibility of the project and the cost estimate.

The first Polish-Chinese research projects qualified for SHENG funding will begin as early as June 2019. The financed projects will be implemented zaroboth in Poland and China, with the implementation of each project to be overseen by dwoch managerow: one on the Chinese side, the other on the Polish side.

The goal of the project Prof. Renata Romanowicz of the Department of Hydrology and Hydrodynamics – The impact of human activities and climate change on drought dynamics (Transformation of meteorological drought into hydrological drought) and vulnerability to drought – is to study the direct and indirect causes of drought and the process ofoin guiding the transformation of meteorological drought into hydrological drought for the purpose ofoat the zroof sustainable water management and drought mitigation in Poland and China.

In turn, prof. Michal Malinowski, head of the Department of Geophysical Imaging, swoj project – Imaging and monitoring of the geological medium using active and passive seismic data and the full wave form – concludes with these words: The project, with the acronym FULLIMAGE, will be carried out in cooWorking with a group of prof. Haijiang Zhang of the University of Science and Technology of China in Hewei. Our goal is to develop methods thatore will allow the best possible structural imaging of the geological center in rotions on different scales, also taking into account temporal changes arising e.g. As a result of human activity (hydraulic stimulation of the deposit, underground mining) or the process ofoin natural (landslides, volcanism, earthquakes). Thus, we want to maximize the information about the physical properties of the medium carried by the recorded seismogram – generated zarowno by the source ofoactive, as well as passive, and from being a record of seismic noise.