Memorandum of Understanding between BGS and CEA extended

Signing the MOU

On 15 April 2011 a six-person delegation from the China Earthquake Administration (CEA), led by the CEA's Vice Administrator, Mr. Liu Yuchen, visited BGS Edinburgh to extend the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between BGS and CEA agreed in 2007.

The 2007 MoU identified several areas of common interest between BGS and CEA, including earthquake seismology, seismic risk reduction and earthquake engineering. The MoU extension, signed by Mr Liu and the BGS Executive Director, Prof. John Ludden, reaffirmed the value each organisation places on bilateral cooperation in these and other areas.

A joint workshop was held in Beijing in September 2009 and the visit to Edinburgh allowed both sides to describe their latest work and ideas, and to explore areas for further collaboration.


20 April 2011