The Second Meeting of the International Scientific Advisory Board of Institute of Oceanology and Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOCAS & YICCAS) was held in West Coast Campus IOCAS, Qingdao, China from 10-11 Oct 2017.
The IOCAS & YICCAS International Scientific Advisory Board is consisted of 15 world-class scientists from America, Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, and United Kingdom. The board meeting which is held every other year serves as a platform for the directors and scientists of IOCAS & YICCAS to exchange information on their research progresses and activities with the board members, and to discuss potential research directions and strategic plans in the coming years.
The Invited lectures of this meeting were (1) An introduction to University of Plymouth Marine Institute, by Dr. Martin ATTRILL, Director of the Marine Institute, University of Plymouth. (2) The Strategic Plan of the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, by Dr. Millard Coffin, Executive Director of the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania. (3) “What JAMSTEC aims for -- Our Vision and Long-term Plan”, by Dr. Wataru Azuma, Executive Director for Development and Operation, JAMSTEC, Japan. (4) Examples of the utility of coastal science -drawn from the work at the Institute of Coastal Research, HZG, Germany by Dr. Hans von Storch, Senior Scientist and former Director of Institute of Coastal Research, HZG, Germany. (5) Challenges and Opportunities: Mega Science Center for Oceanography, CAS, by Dr. Fan Wang, Director of Institute Oceanology and Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Members of the Scientific Advisory Board listened to the reports from the leaders of 6 CAS Key Laboratories (Key Laboratory of Experimental Marine Biology; Key Laboratory of Marine Ecology & Environmental Sciences; Key Laboratory of Ocean Circulation and Wave; Key Laboratory of Marine Geology and Environment; Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Corrosion and Bio-fouling; Key Laboratory of Coastal Environmental Process and Ecological Restoration) and 1 Center (Center of Deep Sea Research). The members visited the West Coast Campus and “Kexue” Research Vessel as well.
The IOCAS & YICCAS is committed to a comprehensive basic research and technology development in marine science, focusing on marine environment safety, sustainable utilization of biological resources, and deep-sea exploration, to build an open-sharing, world -class marine scientific research and innovation center.
The Second Meeting of IOCAS & YICCAS International Scientific Advisory Board Group Photo
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