IOCAS was established on August, 1950, and it is a multidisciplinary research and development institute in marine science in China.
IOCAS is one of the organizations for strategic test on national intellectual property authorized by the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO). IOCAS is also a key center for graduate education and training in marine science in China. It offers Ph.D. degree in 9 research areas and M.S. degree in 11 research areas. It also provides post-doctoral research opportunities in marine science. IOCAS currently has 600 employees, among which are 400 research staff, including 200 senior scientists. Among the research scientists, 4 are academicians of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) and 2 are academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and 106 are Ph.D. supervisors.
Since its establishment, IOCAS has focused its research of the nation’s needs and frontiers in oceans science in the world. Basic research and technology development on Environment-friendly, high quality and efficiency, and sustainable marine aquaculture; the dynamic and processes of marine environment and marine ecosystem; ocean circulation, wave dynamics and processes in marginal seas; and geological evolution of continental margins and its impact to the environment and natural resources have always been the major research areas. In the last 50 years, more than 800 creative and innovative achievements have been fulfilled. Among these, 6 were recognized by the international organizations, 5 received first-class and 8 second-class national awards, 14 were awarded by the National Scientific Conference, and 99 were awarded by different ministries and local governments. We are proud that IOCAS has made great contributions to the nation’s development in economy, defense, science and technology, and many other sectors.