SARCCM Workshop on Integrated Research in Jiaozhou Bay, Qingdao, China, 19 July 2013

SARCCM Workshop on Integrated Research in Jiaozhou Bay, Qingdao, China, 19 July 2013

On July 19th 2013, a SARCCM workshop on Integrated Research in Jiaozhou Bay (JB), Qingdao, China, was held in the meeting room of College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Ocean University of China. The workshop discussed a range of issues including marine pollution, land reclamation and sediment transport in Jiaozhou Bay, as well as the scientific and technological applications in JB’s coastal zone integrated management. The former Vice Mayor of Qingdao Prof. Wang Xiuling, Ms Summer Zhao of OUC International Office and other OUC JB researchers attended the meeting. The workshop produced the following recommendations:

1. A UNSW/OUC research workshop is to be held on Oct 25 2013. A NSFC Program Officer may be invited by OUC to attend this workshop. The workshop will be a full day forum combining the JB project kick-off meeting as well as UNSW/OUC research workshop on impact on embayments and their ecosystems by man-induced activities;

2. The workshop will discuss a UNSW/OUC Joint proposal of JB Integrated Research to apply funding from the NSFC International Collaboration Funding Program in March 2014;

3. Based on the JB project, a Special Issue on Impact on embayments and their ecosystems in Yellow and East China Seas by man-induced activities may be produced in ECSS (Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, IF2.32, ERA A) by December 2014. Submissions of papers will also be solicited from Japanese and Korean scientists. The journal chief editor has been consulted and has given initial approval.

4. The above will lay down the foundation work for a major MOST “973” project application entitled ‘Impact on embayments and their ecosystems by man-induced activities in China’ in March, 2015.