The annual meeting of the key project Panda & MarcoPolo funded under EU’s 7th Framework Program (FP7) was successfully held in Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) on February 24-27, 2016. Nearly 80 participants from a total of 28 organizations from EU and China participated in the meeting, including Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), French National Center for Scientific Research) (CNRS), European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IAP-CAS), Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (AIOFM) – Hefei Institute of Physical Sciences (HIPS), Tsinghua University (THU), Peking University (PKU) and National Satellite Meteorological Center (NSMC) Prof. Wang Xuemei from School of Atmospheric Sciences, the CO-PI of the project, chaired the meeting.

The Panda & MarcoPolo project is funded under EU’s 7th Framework Program (FP7), aiming to incorporate the observational information on satellite and ground to numerical modelling, study the mechanisms of air pollution in China, integrate the academic knowledge and experiences from EU and China, and provide the policy makers with scientific tools for prediction, prevention and control of air pollution.

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