The Ocean Dynamics Laboratory mainly engages in basic research of physical oceanography, marine meteorology, and air-sea interactions. Among the 28 researchers, 4 are with senior professional titles, and 11 with associate senior professional titles. In 2014, the project entitled by “Research on Multi-scale Variabilities of Upper Ocean in the Northeastern Indian Ocean and Their Climate Impacts” won the second prize of the Ocean Science and Technology Progress Award.
The laboratory boasts world-class oceanographic observation instruments and high-performance computing servers with a total value of over 100 million yuan, such as Sea-Bird 911 CTD, Moving Vessel Profiler (MVP), towed CTD, ADCP, AANDERAA Current Meter, Underwater Glider, Wave Rider, Air-sea Boundary Layer Flux Measurement System, Multi-disciplinary Oceanographic Buoy, Short-range Ground-wave Radar, X-Band Radar, Automatic Meteorological Observation Station, and SGI UV2000 high-performance server.
Our four main research areas are:
1. Ocean dynamics processes in the tropical marginal seas and Indo-Pacific Ocean
Research on ocean dynamics phenomena and their evolution rules in the tropical oceans; Characteristics of spatial and temporal changes of the ocean dynamics process; forecast of ocean disasters; methods and technologies of ocean disaster prevention and mitigation; dynamic assessment system of the impact of marine development and utilization on the marine ecological environment.
2. Response and contribution of the Indo-Pacific Ocean to climate change
Research on the ocean dynamic response and climate feedback to global climate change, with focus on dynamic mechanism of the changing atmospheric circulation system in the South China Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean; exploration on the long-term variation of the tropical marginal seas and its influence on China’s climate, especially the response and contribution of the tropical marginal seas to China’s monsoon climate.
3. Oceanic mesoscale phenomena and the mechanism
Research on the dynamic process and mechanism of the generation and evolution of marine mesoscale phenomena, such as mesoscale eddies, internal waves, fronts, upwelling, and the interaction between the tropical marginal seas and the open ocean.
4. Environmental dynamics of the inshore areas, estuaries, and bays
Research on the dynamic environment of the inshore areas, estuaries, and bays. The main tasks include basic application research on major environmental influence by coastal and harbor marine engineering constructions and marine economy development; Development of a numerical forecast system of marine disasters in the inshore areas and harbors, to assess and predict their possible impacts.
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Ocean and Coastal Carbon Sink Workshop successfully held in Xiamen04/17/2021
TIO participated in the 16th APEC Ocean and Fisheries Working Group Meeting03/09/2021
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2020 APEC Marine Spatial Planning Training Workshop held successfully in Xiamen11/25/2020
New Research Progress in the Phylogeography of the Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin03/04/2021
New Progress in the study of late Paleoproterozoic magmatism and tectonic setting in the Cathaysia Block01/29/2021
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New Progress in the Research of Exploring Blue Carbon Plants to Effectively Reflect the Carbon Capture and Storage Capacity of Marine Ecosystem12/09/2020
Gratifying progress in the application of “Research and Development of Working Tubes for the Oxidation of Tritium in Marine Organisms”11/27/2020
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