Laboratory of Marine Ecological Environment Monitoring Pre-Warning Technology

introduction

The Laboratory of Marine Ecological Environment Monitoring Pre-Warning Technology is formerly known as the Research Institute of Marine Chemistry which was founded in January 1960 as one of the earliest professional labs in China. It is mainly engaged in the development of marine environmental monitoring technologies and standards, research on the law of migration and transformation of marine biogenic elements, and research on environmental behaviors of pollutants and their biological and ecological effects. It has 33 researchers, including three research fellows, five research associates and senior engineers, and nine doctoral degree holders.

Deploying Ecological Buoys for Red Tide Early Warning and Monitoring

 

In recent years, It has been acting as a leader or a participant in a series of marine survey and research projects: global change and sea-air interactions, special projects of marine public welfare industries, special basic survey of the Ministry of Science and Technology, China ocean scientific research projects, the Eastern Pacific Ocean ecological environment monitoring and protection project, blue bay treatment project, and the project of the Southern Oceanographic Center. The Lab played as the chief editor in the writing of national standards like the Specifications of Marine Monitoring, the Standards of Marine Water Quality, Part 4 of Specifications of Oceanographic Survey: Survey on Chemical Factors in Marine Water, published as the chief editor a series of monographs such as Ocean in Coastal Waters of China – Marine Chemistry, Quality of Marine Environment in Coastal Waters of China, Methods for Monitoring and Assessment of Heavy Metal Pollution Elements in Coastal Waters of China, Heavy Metal Quality in Coastal Waters of China: Status Quo and Pollution Risk Assessment, Atlas of Marine Chemistry of the South China Sea, and Atlas of Marine Chemistry of Coastal Waters of China.

  
 

Important research results of the lab have been published in journals such as the Journal of Geophysical Research(JGR), Marine Pollution Bulletin, Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, Chemosphere, Science of the Total Environment. Scientific achievements including “Xiamen Research Project of Marine Environment Monitoring and Early Warning and Forecasting Survey” and Part 4 of Specifications of Oceanographic Survey: Survey on Chemical Factors in Marine Water, winner of the Science and Technology Progress Awards of the State Oceanic Administration, etc.

 
Marine Microplastics
 

The Lab, in virtue of the scientific projects, constructed “Xiamen Emergency Monitoring and Early Warning Management and Decision-making Platform for Red Tide Disaster” and “Xiamen Marine Waste Monitoring, Assessment and Prevention Business Research Platform”, providing support for the monitoring and assessment of the red tide and marine debris, and emergency monitoring, and management decision-making of the regional environment.