The 9th Haichuan Forum “IMBeR-Future Earth Coasts Continental Margins Working Group Workshop 2019” Held Successfully
On November 13, 2019, the 9th Haichuan Forum “IMBeR-Future Earth Coasts Continental Margins Working Group Workshop 2019”, sponsored by the Key Laboratory of Marine Chemistry Theory and Technology, Ministry of Education, was held in Qingdao, China. The theme of this forum is to explore the changes in environmental, ecological and economic information of the marginal sea driven by multiple pressures, in order to understand the impact of human utilization on the ecological environment and the relationship between management policies.
The Forum was co-chaired by the convener of the current Haichuan Forum, Professor Sumei Liu from Ocean University of China, and the Scientific Steering Committee member of the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR), Professor Ying Wu from East China Normal University. Ms. Fang Zuo from IMBeR Regional Project Office and Dr. Chen Tu from the Future Earth Coasts (FEC) International Program Office gave a brief introduction of the vision, themes, instructions and the recent activities of the two international programs respectively, and called on a cross-field cooperation on the “healthy ocean”. Then, 4 invited experts from National Marine Environmental Monitoring Center, Ocean University of China, Xiamen University, and Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences gave special talks on Marine health index, laws and regulations, marine aquaculture and coastal zone management science.
After the invited talks, all the participants joined the discussion on the health and sustainable development of the marginal sea of China, and put forward the hope to improve the contribution of natural science to the social development.
Blog post by Chen Tu and Yongming Luo, FEC IPO China