Symposium on OCEAN_HK 2017 completed successfully
Symposium on Ocean Circulation, Ecosystem, HypoxiA and CoNsequences (OCEAN) was successfully held from 23 February to 25 February 2017 at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. This symposium is organized by the OCEAN-HK Theme-based Research Scheme project, and co-organized by National Science Foundation of China (NSFC), HKUST School of Science, HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) and State Key Lab in Marine Pollution, City University of Hong Kong.
This symposium was attended by over 100 scientists, professionals and specialists, from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, United States and other countries/ regions. The 3-day symposium had 38 speakers delivered speeches and led discussion related to the eutrophication and hypoxia problem in Pearl River estuary. It provided a platform for interdisciplinary scientific discussions, and these high-level discussions definitely brought huge inspiration to the OCEAN-HK project.
Prof. Yang Wang, Dean of Science in HKUST, represented HKUST to welcome all participants for joining the symposium.
Symposium on OCEAN was held in IAS Lecture Theater, Lo Ka Chung Building in HKUST.
Prof. Jim McWilliams from Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of California, Los Angeles, lectured on topic: “Modeling hypoxia and acidification off the west coast of North America” on 23 Feb morning.
(Prof. Dai Minhan from State Key Lab of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen University)
(National Natural Science Foundation of China)