Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2020, Vol. 75 ›› Issue (12): 2537-2546.doi: 10.11821/dlxb202012001

• Discipline Development of IGSNRR, CAS: An 80th Anniversary Retrospective •     Next Articles

Review and prospect of the 80th anniversary of Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

GE Quansheng(), LIAO Xiaohan, GAO Xing, FENG Zhiming, LIU Weidong, LIAO Xiaoyong, ZHU Yunqiang   

  1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2020-11-03 Revised:2020-12-01 Online:2020-12-25 Published:2021-02-25

Abstract:

The year 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the establishment of Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Looking back over the past 80 years, the institute has experienced the initiation of Institute of Geography of China in Beibei, Chongqing in 1940, then the founding of Institute of Geography, CAS in 1953 and Commission for Integrated Survey of Natural Resources, CAS in 1956, and the final merger of the above two institutes into the IGSNRR in 1999. After the endeavour of three generations, IGSNRR innovates geography and resource sciences and has made contributions in different stages to the development of the country and the progress of human civilization. This paper commemorates the 80th anniversary of the IGSNRR by reviewing the development and progress of the institute over the past 80 years, summarizing the classic scientific research achievements and the major science and technology infrastructures, as well as looking forward to the future of IGSNRR.

Key words: Institute of Geography of China, Institute of Geography,CAS, Commission for the Integrated Survey of Natural Resources,CAS, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,CAS, 80th anniversary, development history, future prospect