China seeks for­eign ta­lent for po­lar re­search

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

China’s top po­lar re­search in­sti­tute ex­pects to re­cruit for­eign tal­ents to help the coun­try ad­vance its re­search work in the po­lar re­gions, the in­sti­tute’s head said.

Yang Huigen, di­rec­tor of the Po­lar Re­search In­sti­tute of China, said that his in­sti­tute would re­cruit at least two ex­perts in the fields of phys­i­cal oceanog­ra­phy, ice core science and po­lar marine ecol­ogy this year, Xin­hua News Agency re­ported.

The in­sti­tute is the coun­try’s or­ga­ni­za­tion fo­cus­ing on po­lar re­search and of­fer­ing lo­gis­tic sup­ports to re­searchers in po­lar re­gions.

The State Oceanic Ad­min­is­tra­tion said in a state­ment in Fe­bru­ary that an Antarc­tic air squadron will be set up this year to sup­port its sci­en­tific ex­pe­di­tions to the po­lar re­gion.

China will build its sec­ond po­lar re­search ves­sel to strengthen ice break­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties. The ship’s es­ti­mated bud­get will be more than 1 bil­lion yuan ($153.5 mil­lion).

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