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SPRI Polar Directory

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Chinese Antarctic Administration

Address: Chinese Association for Science and Technology, No. 1, Fuxingmenwai St., Beijing 100860.
Fax: +86-1-851-1613

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Chinese Society of Glaciology and Geocryology (CSGG)

Address: Secretariat, Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Geocryology, Academia Sinica, Lanzhou Gansu 73000
Telephone: +86-931-882-6725
Fax: +86-931-888-5241
Year of foundation: 1980
Activities: Organizes conferences. Awards the Excellence Award in Ice and Permafrost Studies for outstanding research in these fields.
Publications: Journal of Glaciology and Geocryology (1985-, 4pa) [continues Journal of Glaciology and Cryopedology (1979-84)]

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Chinese Youth Society of Cold Regions Environment and Engineering

Year of foundation: 1994
Activities: Holds biennial National Youth Workshop on Cold Regions Environment and Engineering (1994-)

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Cold Region Development Institute

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Heilongjiang Cold Regions Construction Research Institute

Address: 60 Qingbin Rd., Harbin 150080. Tel +86-451-630-4607.
Fax: +86-451-630-3053
Year of foundation: 1965
Activities: Carries out field and laboratory research on cold weather construction on concrete and different mixes of concrete, steel, seasonally frozen ground, design of high-density city dwellings for cold regions, etc.
Publications: Low Temperature Technology (?-, ?)

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Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Geocryology (LIGG)

Address: Academia Sinica, Lanzhou Gansu 73000
Telephone: +86-931-882-6725
Fax: +86-931-888-5241
Year of foundation: 1958
Activities: The national centre for research into these subjects. Since 1959 has run the Tianshan Glaciological Station (geographical coordinates?). Formerly Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Cryopedology.
Publications: Geocryological glossary: Chinese-Russian-English (Guoqing et al, 1994); Memoirs (1976?-)

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National Committee for Antarctic Research

Address: China Association for Science and Technology, No 1 Fuxingmenwai St, Beijing 100860
Telephone: +86-1-894-1247
Fax: +86-1-801-1613
Activities: Government organization responsible for the study and making of Chinese policy on Antarctic matters; for governing and organizing Chinese Antarctic activities and research; and for dealing with foreign affairs, international exchanges and cooperation with respect to the Antarctic. National Member of SCAR.
Publications: Monograph Series (?-)

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National Frozen Soil Engineering Laboratory (NFSEL)

Address: Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Geocryology, Academia Sinica, Lanzhou Gansu 73000
Telephone: +86-931-882-6725 ext. 399, 389 or 472
Fax: +86-931-888-5241

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Polar Meteorological Research Laboratory (PMRL)

Address: Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, Baishiqiao Lu 46, Xijiao, 100081 Beijing
Telephone: +86-10-2176570
Fax: +86-10-2175931
Year of foundation: 1984 [until 1988 known as Antarctic Meteorological Research Laboratory]
Activities: Organizes meteorological observations in Chinese Antarctic stations. Carries out research on the role of the polar regions in global change, sea ice, energy balance, etc.
Publications: Data Reports (?-)

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Polar Research Institute of China

Address: 451 JinQiao Rd., Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200129.
Telephone: +86-21-58711801-225
Fax: +86-21-58711663
Year of foundation: 1989
Activities: The national centre for polar research under the direct control of the Chinese Antarctic Administration with research departments for polar glaciology, low temperature ecology and upper atmospheric physics. Provides logistical support and operates Great Wall (62.13'S; 58.58'W) and Zhongshan stations in Antarctica. Houses the Polar Information Data Center.
Publications: Antarctic Research (1988-, 4pa) [published in Chinese and English editions]; CHINARE Data Report (1988-)

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