During April 19-30, 2021, the European Geosciences Union General Assembly was organized online. The Third Pole Environment (TPE) program joined the vEGU21 and hosted a session entitled “The Third Pole Environment (TPE) under Global Changes”. This session was convened by Prof. Yaoming MA of ITP, the co-conveners are Prof. Fan ZHANG of ITP together with Prof. Franco Salerno of Water Research Institute-Italian National Research Council, and Prof. Bob Su of University of Twente, Netherlands.
The TPE session witnessed 30 oral presentations on the environment changes and land surface processes on the Tibetan Plateau, regional water cycle, ecology and climate changes. Scientists from universities and institutions of China, Germany, Argentina, Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, India, Japan, France etc. shared their latest research progress, exchanged ideas, and planned on future cooperation. The oral presentations and posters attracted wide attention of the experts attending the meeting. The TPE session provided a platform for TPE researchers to show their latest research achievements, and further promote the TPE implementation in the international academic community.
Part of the online participants