Coastal management of tropical Islands in Hainan, China, January 2013
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Coastal management of tropical islands in Hainan, China
A/Prof. Robert Lo and SARCCM Director A/Prof. Hua Wang visited Haikou from 10-12 Jan 2013, and Saya 13-14 Jan 2013 in Hainan, China. In Haikou, they had meetings with researchers from 1) Hainan Research Academy of Environmental Sciences; 2) Hainan Marine Development Plan and Design Institute. In Sanya, they met researchers from the newly established Sanya Institute of Deep-Sea and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Research collaborations in the following areas were discussed:
- Desalination in Hainan tropical islands;
- Coastal and ocean management;
- Coastal and coral reef island reclamation and infrastructure development;
- Coastal and deep ocean monitoring and forecasting;
- Coastal hazard mapping and risk management.
It is agreed that an initial step towards full collaboration maybe joint postgraduate student training utilizing the China Scholarship Council Schemes.
A/Profs Robert Lo and Hua Wang (SARCCM Director) met with researchers from Hainan Research Academy of Environmental Sciences.
A/Prof. Robert Lo and SARCCM Director A/Prof. Hua Wang met with researchers from the newly established Sanya Institute of Deep-Sea and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences (left) and visited the construction site for the new Institute that will be completed in 2014 (right).