Forum on Marine Processes, Resources, and Environment (The 4th Sino-Russian Symposium on Marine Science) Was Successfully Held
On June 23, Forum on Marine Processes, Resources, and Environment (The 4th Sino-Russian Symposium on Marine Science) was successfully held in Qingdao West Coast New Area. As part of the East Asia Marine Cooperation Platform Qingdao Forum, Forum on Marine Processes, Resources and Environment has served as a professional platform for academic exchanges among Chinese and Russian marine scientists. The symposium is held around "Deepening Cooperation in the Field of Ocean Processes and Climate Change" and aims to materialize the vision of a "Predictable Ocean". More than 80 experts and scholars from 11 units from China and Russia participated online or offline.
It covers two topics, "Paleo-oceanography and Paleoclimatology" and "Deep Sea Resources and Environment". A total of 18 scientists from the First Institute of Oceanography of the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Second Institute of Oceanography of the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Institute of Oceanology of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tongji University, Southern University of Science and Technology, Ocean University of China, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), Pacific Institute of Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Northeast Interdisciplinary Scientific Research Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Pacific Geographical Institute of Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, and Moscow University gave reports on the latest progress of research on marine sediments, paleo-oceanography and paleoclimatology, carbon cycling, deep-sea mineral resources, and deep-sea microorganisms across the Pacific, Indian, Atlantic and Arctic oceans. Lively discussions and exchanges were sparked among experts and scholars at the symposium around the reports.
The symposium was jointly organized by the First Institute of Oceanography of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Pacific Oceanological Institute of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Shi Xuefa, Director of FIO-POI China-Russia Joint Research Center of Ocean and Climate and a researcher at the First Institute of Oceanography of the Ministry of Natural Resources, and Professor Sergey Gorbarenko at the Pacific Oceanological Institute (POI), Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS), served as co-chairs of the conference and delivered speeches at the opening ceremony. Shi Xuefa extended warm welcome and heartfelt thanks to the participating scientists from China and Russia. He expressed the hope to find new directions for cooperation between the two countries in marine and polar studies through extensive and in-depth communication and discussion, so as to improve the marine science and technology of the two countries and contribute to the development of international marine science. Professor Sergey Gorbarenko expressed his gratitude to the organizer and sincerely hoped that scientists from both countries could work together to further strengthen cooperation in marine and polar studies, and make contributions to addressing ocean issues and challenges across the world, and achieving sustainable development of the ocean.
In the past 20 years, with the joint support of the government departments in China and Russia, the First Institute of Oceanography has carried out a large number of practical cooperation activities with several scientific research institutes in Russia in joint marine and polar studies, personnel exchange, cooperative research, cooperative entity construction, and joint scientific seminars. In 2017, the FIO-POI China-Russia Joint Research Center of Ocean and Climate (JRCOC) was built in Vladivostok, Russia. The success of the symposium has further enhanced the mutual understanding between Chinese and Russian scientists and expanded practical cooperation between the two sides in marine and polar studies. It is reported that the Sino-Russian Symposium on Marine Science was successfully held in 2009, 2012, and 2017. The symposium has developed into an important platform for scientific cooperation and exchange between Chinese and Russian marine scientists.
Mr. Shi Xuefa and Professor Sergey Gorbarenko Delivering Speeches Respectively