The Annual General Meeting 2017 of Asian Forum for Polar Sciences (AFoPS) was held in Lingang, Shanghai in September.
For the first time, the AGM 2017 initiated the plenary lectures section and breakout session, which would deepen and broaden communications in all member countries. Dr. Wentao Huang, Dr. Peng Jiang and Dr. Satoshi Imura organized the breakout session of this meeting as the conveners and reported to all representatives and coordinators of member countries on business meeting. It was agreed by both the conveners and business participants that the plenary lectures and breakout sessions were informative and useful, which should be continued.
On behalf of Polar Research Institute of China, and the chair of AFoPS, Dr. Yang Huigen mentioned that AFoPS is an important stage for Polar Regions academic exchanges and cooperation between countries in Asia, as well as a communication platform for planning and exploring the development of the Polar Regions.
All member countries of AFoPS would increase their involvement in SCAR, IASC, COMNAP and FARO with an active figure.