Following the visit of Prof. Sun Kwok, Director of the Laboratory for Space Research of the University of Hong Kong, to our Institute in February, on March 9-10 the ISSI-BJ Executive Director, Prof. Michel Blanc visited in turn the Laboratory for Space Research of the HKU, located at the CyberPort on Hong Kong island.
During his visit, Prof. Blanc could exchange with several scientists of the LSR staff, and enjoyed a lot the pluridisciplinary atmosphere and international membership of the team. On the second day, he presented a seminar where he had the opportunity to show the first results of the current foresight exercise called "Planetary Exploration, Horizon 2061", led by him on behalf of ISSI and Europlanet. The ISSI-BJ Director went through a detailed description of the activities and tools ISSI-Beijing is offering to the interested space science communities. The seminar attendees formulated many interesting and stimulating questions on the two subjects.
As a conclusion of this very fruitful visit, Profs. Sun Kwok and Michel Blanc decided to strengthen the collaboration links between their two Institutes, a plan which will find its first concrete translation in the Implementation Plan of our development strategy for ISSI-Beijing.