China seeks foreign talent for polar research
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).