Recently, the Research Center for Marine Carbon Sink and Biogeochemical Process (simplified as the Center below) under the National Natural Science Foundation of China has been officially approved. It thus has become the first Basic Science Center of National Natural Science Foundation of China in the maritime field.
The Center is under the guidance of Academician Nianzhi Jiao and key members including XMU Professors such as Academician Dai Minhan and Professor Zhang Rui, Professor Jian Zhimin of Tongji University, and Wang Xiaoxue, researcher of South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Aiming to‘Respond to Climate Change and Support Carbon Neutrality’, the Center focused on the international frontier of basic science of marine carbon sink formation and regulatory mechanism. Drawing on its original theory of‘Microbial Carbon Pump' , the Center thoroughly and systematically studies the formation of marine carbon sink, regulatory mechanism and environmental effects, as well as its responses and feedbacks to climate change by integrating Biology, Chemistry and Geology. The center will draw intelligence from home and abroad to construct a destination for talents in marine science and build an international platform for marine carbon sink research to promote collaborative innovation and academic development.
(Edited by Zhipeng Lan)