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The Chinese Antarctic science programme: origins and development


Zhang, M and Haward, M, The Chinese Antarctic science programme: origins and development, Antarctic Science, 34, (2) pp. 191-204. ISSN 0954-1020 (2022) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1017/S095410202200013X


In 1980, at the invitation of Australia, the first Chinese scientists went to Antarctica. China was therefore a relative ‘latecomer’ to engage in Antarctic science. In the period since its first Antarctic expedition in 1984, China's presence in Antarctica has expanded both in terms of its logistics and infrastructure and its scientific research. This paper outlines the development of China's national Antarctic programmes under the influence of corresponding national policies from the late 1970s to the present, noting the application of various scientific disciplines to Antarctic fields. The paper outlines and analyses the broadening and deepening of China's Antarctic science research, infrastructure and engagement.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:China, China National Antarctic Research Expedition, International Polar Year, research Infrastructure
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Environmental history
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Protection and conservation of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
UTAS Author:Zhang, M (Miss Mengzhu Zhang)
UTAS Author:Haward, M (Professor Marcus Haward)
ID Code:149892
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2022-04-24
Last Modified:2022-10-27
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