Project Details


In the spring 2006, NSF opened its third international foreign office in Beijing which is managed out of NSF's Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE). OISE works to build effective institutional partnerships throughout the global science, engineering research, and education communities. OISE supports international collaborations in NSF's priority research areas to enhance international research and education opportunities for U.S. scientists and engineers, especially early in their careers. The NSF Beijing Office provides US and Chinese scientists the opportunity to work jointly to seek science-driven solutions to common problems for the benefit of the globe. In 2004, NSF established the Decision Center for a Desert City (DCDC) as a boundary organization at the interface of science and policy and as a center for climate-adaptation research and experimentation. The challenges that motivated the launch of DCDC physical exposure to climate change impacts, lack of adaptive capacity, institutions ill suited to 21st century uncertainties and weak linkages between science and policy communitiesare today as vital as in 2004. Furthermore, these are challenges that face other rapidly growing cities across the world are facing as well. DCDC welcomes the visit of the Chinese Delegation from the Chinese Academy of Science joined by a Delegation of the National Science Foundation representatives. To provide the Chinese Academy of Science with comprehensive insights into the Phoenix Metropolitan Area Case Study, we will build the visit around three core activities: fieldtrips, presentations and panels, and an internal meeting.s
Effective start/end date9/15/048/31/11


  • National Science Foundation (NSF): $7,503,929.00


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