New successive project proposal accepted as IGCP679!

Our successive new project proposal submitted last mid-October to IGCP Office, was approved as IGCP679 during the IGCP Council Meeting on 18-21 February 2019 at the UNESCO Office, Paris. The news was open on the UNESCO website below:

IGCP679 shortly titled
“Cretaceous Earth Dynamics and Climate in Asia”, and fully titled
“Linkage of Cretaceous solid earth dynamics, greenhouse climate, and response of ecosystems on lands and in the oceans in Asia”
is one of eight projects accepted among a total of 21 new proposals in 2019.

Compared with last year and before, the titles of accepted projects tend to be related to SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. Our project title would be appropriate to be well evaluated during the Scientific Council examination processes.

This excellent result was really derived from great effort of the chief leader, Prof. Li and four co-leaders, and their collaborators during proposal processes.

Under the new project plan, the first international meeting of IGCP679 will be held in Shandong Province, China during mid-October. Non-marine Cretaceous sequences and the Cretaceous dinosaur geopark are planned to visit during the excursion.

  Contact: Prof. Gang Li

  Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  East Beijing Road 39, Nanjing 210008, PR China


I sincerely wish all of IGCP608 members go well for researches and sciences in addition to education and outreach activities enhancing awareness of geologic heritage in our society, in the future and also the following IGCP679.

IGCP608 leader
Hisao Ando