The Second Sino-US Short Term Advance Management Training Program on “Technology and Management of National Geographic Conditions Census and Monitoring”
The Center of Intelligent Spatial Computing for Water/Energy Science and Department of Geography and GeoInformation Sciences successfully hosted the Second Sino-US Short Term Advance Management Training Program on “Technology and Management of National Geographic Conditions Census and Monitoring”. The program was held from September 7th to September 10th 2015 at George Mason University’s (GMU) Fairfax campus. The National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and GeoInformation of China organized 25 director generals and executive managers from national or provincial bureaus of surveying and mapping, and related agencies. Dr. David Berrigan, Program Director of NIH/NCI, Dr. Steve Lowe, Director of Enterprise Geospatial Management Office (EGMO) of USDA, Mrs. Rita Rowand, Office Chief of the Office of Global and International Strategies of GMU, Dr. Anthony Stefanidis, Chair of the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science (GGS), Dr. Terry Idol, Executive Director of the Interoperability Program of OGC, and NSF spatiotemporal innovaiton center director Dr. Chaowei Yang were invited to introduce a variety of topics from Mason global strategy, Mason Geospatial programs, Health and GIS, Agriculture and GIS, Geospatial Interoperability, and Cloud Computing. GMU Vice President for Global Strategy, Dr. Solon Simmons, Dean of College of Science (COS), Dr. Peggy Agouris and the leader of the delegation group, Mr. Zheng Wang, remarked at the closing ceremony.