The East Asia Node was set up in the Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research (YIC) in September, 2007 aiming to promote FEC（formerly LOICZ） communication and cooperation for the scientists and governors in China and in the East Asia region (China, Russia, Japan and Korea).
The YIC is affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and is the sole Chinese academic institution that specializes in comprehensive research of the coastal zone. YIC, which is located in the beautiful coastal city of Yantai in Shandong Province, was established on December 1, 2009. The mission of YIC is to explore the nature of the coastal zone and support its sustainable development. YIC focuses on the study of land-ocean interactions, the evolution and sustainable development of resources, and the nature of coastal zone environments, with particular attention to the influence of global climate change and human activities. The short-term goals of YIC are to create a theoretical, methodological and technological system of coastal science, to build up a center of excellence in science and technology research, to train and foster leading researchers, to improve the institute’s comprehensive research program, and to support continuous innovation. The long-term goal of YIC is to become an internationally recognized coastal zone research institution involved in natural resource management, environmental protection, ecological construction, agricultural production and disaster prevention in the coastal zones of China.
Previously principle areas of activity:
Setup of node website and coastal society (http://www.loiczeastasia.org/)
Communications with other main international organizations:
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH (HZG), Germany
Australia – New Zealand Marine Biotechnology Society
Louisiana State University, America
James Cook University, Australia
Regional and international conferences
International Workshop on Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone and Sustainable Development on September 15-17, 2015 in Yantai, China.
International Workshop on Marginal Seas and Their Coastal Areas – Transit and Buffer Zones in Continent-Ocean Interaction on September 17-19, 2015 in Yantai, China.
The 3th Cross-Strait Workshop on Coastal Science and Sustainability in November 24-26, 2015 in Beihai, China.
FEC-related publications from 2015: