“Probing the Earth’s History” – the propaganda video of NIGPAS was released in November 2016 after 6 months preparation. The video was directed by FENG Li from the Department of Feature Reports of Nanjing Broadcasting Cooperation.
NIGPAS is a well-known research centre for invertebrate palaeontology, palaeobotany and stratigraphy. The work of the NIGPAS researchers and staff is of great importance to the basic research, applied studies and public outreach. It contributes to the better understanding of the origin of life, the Cambrian explosion, the radiation and extinction of life and the chronostratigraphic standards in the world. It also made great progress on the basic research for fossil energy and sedimental mineral resources. The institute was awarded a series of honors, including the 1st class of National Natural Science Awards. It made significant efforts on the public outreach of paleobiology and stratigraphy.
For making this Video, we want to express our sincere thanks to the supports from the government of various levels, particularly to those from Chengjiang County, Yunnan Province, the Aministrative Committee of World Heritage of Chengjiang Fossil and Geology, the Zhejiang Changxing Tourist Administration, the Changxing National Conservation of Geological Heritage, the Changshan National Geopark, the Xiuning County, Anhui Province. Great help was also provided by people from various institutions: Dr. Santosh Pandey from the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeontology, Prof. Dany Azar from the Lebanese University, Prof. Isabel Montanez from the University of California (UC), Davis, Prof. Edmund Jarzembowski from the Maidstone Museum, Prof. Paul Olsen from the Columbia University, Prof. Aharon Oren from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Prof. Paul Taylor from the Natural History Museum, London, Prof. James Schopf from UC, Berkley, Drs. Joseph Botting and Lucy Muir from UK, Vice-President Arkadiusz Derkowski and Dr. Piotr Krzywiec from the Geological Institute, Polish Academy.
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