Sino-German joint cruise on South China Sea was conducted successfully
ICDLI researcher participated in the R/V SONNE cruise SO269, which lasted from August 2 to September 3 in 2019. The chief scientist during the cruise was Prof. Joanna Waniek from IOW, Germany. The working area covered the deep South China Sea over the continental slope to the shelf, near the Pearl River estuary. The cruise was part of the Sino-German joint project “Megacity’s fingerprint in Chinese marginal seas: Investigation of pollutant fingerprints and dispersal” (MEGAPOL). The interdisciplinary expedition team on board the R/V SONNE included 26 scientists from German universities and institutes, and 12 Chinese scientists from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey.
The Joint Observation and Research in Western Pacific between Institute of Oceanology CAS and the University of Papua New Guinea
In April, 2019, the delegation from University of Papua New Guinea visited IOCAS, two sides had academic exchanges and discussions on Marine Biodiversity, Marine Geology Marine Ecosystem Development, and Climate Change and discussed in detail the joint observation and research in Western Pacific. Prof. Fan Wang invited the University of Papua New Guinea to nominate a member to join the NPOCE Scientific Steering Committee to promote future collaborative observation research in the Pacific Ocean.
KEXUE R/V visited Pohnapei, Federated States of Micronesia
In Jan 2019 Director Fan Wang visited Federated States of Micronesia and introduced KEXUE Research Vessel to the main governors of FSM. The Research Vessel is one of the national major science and technology infrastructures to undertake multi-disciplinary deep ocean research. During the visiting, Director Fan Wang also visited University of Federated States of Micronesia and some local departments of FSM.