Paris, Nov. 24 (CNA) A Taiwan-France analysis crew was awarded this yr’s Franco-Taiwanese Scientific Grand Prize in Paris Wednesday for his or her joint undertaking on groundwater and its relationship with local weather change and terrestrial ecology.
The award, co-founded by the French Academy of Sciences and Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Know-how (MOST), was awarded to Lo Min-hui (羅敏輝) and Agnès Ducharne.
Lo, who’s an affiliate professor in Nationwide Taiwan College’s Division of Atmospheric Sciences, specializes within the subject of land-atmosphere interactions.
Ducharne is a senior researcher on the French Nationwide Heart for Scientific Analysis (CNRS), whose analysis primarily focuses on the water cycle and its relationship to local weather change, terrestrial ecology and human actions, with an emphasis on the function of groundwater.
Each males have been acknowledged for his or her contributions to atmospheric sciences of their undertaking titled “Biosphere and Land Use Exchanges with Groundwater and Soils in Earth system Fashions (BLUEGEM).”
In keeping with the undertaking’s web site, BLUEGEM explores the evolution of groundwater, irrigation and local weather within the Anthropocene so as to higher perceive their coupling, foresee potential modifications, and determine doable social penalties. That is of paramount significance so as to determine sustainable pathways with respect to water assets, meals safety, biodiversity, human well-being and socio-economic actions.
The award ceremony was held on Wednesday on the Taipei Consultant Workplace in France, and hosted by Taiwan’s consultant to France Wu Chih-chung (吳志中), president of the French Academy of Sciences Patrick Flandrin, and Odile Eisenstein, who’s a member of the academy.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lo was unable to attend the occasion in particular person, so a video of his speech was performed thanking the organizers.
On the ceremony, Ducharne instructed CNA that she was happy to have labored with Lo on the undertaking, as they have been in a position to apply complementary analysis strategies to attain outcomes that might have by no means be carried out alone.
The award carries a money prize of 38,200 euros (US$42,837).
The Franco-Taiwanese Scientific Grand Prize is an annual award that has been given to researchers in France and Taiwan since 1999. It may be awarded to scientists in any subject however prioritizes analysis that facilitates collaboration between Taiwan and France.