Address from Director
The Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources (NIEER) of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is a research institute engaged in study of eco-environment and natural resources as well as key environmental engineering in cold and arid regions. As a transregional and multidisciplinary research institute, the NIEER’s research fields mainly involve cryosphere and global climate change, frozen ground and cold regions engineering, desert and desertification, plateau ecology and meteorology, salt lake resources, oil and gas geology, and scientific information service, etc.
In the past 60 years, the NIEER and its predecessors initiated and developed a series of research areas with distinctive discipline characteristics, and achieved numerous scientific achievements under the harsh natural and social conditions. Moreover, the NIEER incubated fledging researchers, and facilitated and sustained the growth of outstanding scholars. In a word, through the joint efforts of generations of NIEER people, the NIEER has made significant contributions to the economic and social development and eco-environment construction of Northwest China.
Aimed to guiding the national development strategy and promoting pertinent cutting-edge disciplines development, the NIEER conducts the key basic scientific research and engineering development as well as the third-party assessment related to the ecosystem, climate change, resource utilization and sustainable development. Besides, the NIEER supplies basic research materials for eco-environmental rehabilitation, resources exploration and exploitation, key engineering construction, and social-economic sustainable development of Northwestern China.
Look forward to the future; the NIEER faces both opportunities and challenges. We will orient main research fields in ecology, environment, resources and agriculture to supply decision support for China’s Western Development Strategy implementation and New Silk Road Economic Belt construction. Meanwhile, we will further enforce the reforming of our institute to make the NIEER a first class institute of the world.
We warmly welcome scientific institutes, universities, enterprises and all sectors of the society to participate in extensive and effective collaborations with our institute, and we also sincerely welcome outstanding and talented scientists from China and abroad to work in our institute.