East Asia Regional Engagement Partner


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.


East Asia Node logo-cropped

Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (YIC-CAS)
17 Chunhui Road, Laishan District, Yantai,P.R.China

YIC-CAS website
East Asia REP website


Yongming Luo (Director)

Jian Lu (Coordinator)



Planned activities:

  1. To promote“Future Earth Coasts in China (China FEC)”.
  2. To promote next 5-year coastal R & D Plan in China.
  3. To promote regional, inter-node and international academic exchange and cooperation in coastal research and management.
  4. To organize meetings:
    a) Global Land Project Open Science Meeting under the Session T1 S17 – Managing urbanisation pressures in the coastal zone in the context of the blue economy and global environmental change, October, 2016.
    b) The 4th Cross-Strait Workshop on Coastal Science and Sustainability, November, 2016 in Taiwan.
    c) The XMAN-III International Conference of Marine Environment, January, 2017

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:

  1. Yuan Li, Haibo Zhang, Qingbo Li, Qian Zhou, Xiaobing Chen, Chen Tu, Yongming Luo, Peter Christie, Xuefeng Hu, Lianzhen Li. Characteristics of residual organochlorine pesticides in soils under different land-use types on a coastal plain of the Yellow River Delta. Environmental geochemistry and health. DOI 10.1007/s10653-015-9738-4         
  2. Yuan Li, Haibo Zhang, Chen Tu, Fang Song, Yongming Luo. Occurrence of red clay horizon in soil profiles of the Yellow River Delta: Implications for accumulation of heavy metals. Journal of Geochemical Exploration. DOI 10.1016/j.gexplo.2015.11.006
  3.  Xiaowen Wang, Xuefeng Hu, Hua Zhang, Fei Chang,Yongming Luo.   Photolysis kinetics, mechanisms and pathways of tetrabromobisphenol A in water under simulated solar light irradiation. Environmental Science & Technology.  2015,49,6683-6690.
  4. Haibo Zhang, Yongming Luo, Longhua Wu, Yujuan Huang, Peter Christie. Residues and potential ecological risks of veterinary antibiotics in manures and composts associated with protected vegetable farming. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 2015, 22:5908-5918.
  5. Yanbin Wang, Jian Lu, Jun Wu, Qing Liu, Hua Zhang, Song Jin. Adsorptive Removal of Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Using Bamboo Biochar. Sustainability, 2015, 7(9):12947-12957.