Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Conservation
Given the current problems in marine ecosystems and China’s needs for Eco-civilization, we carry out research on marine ecosystem monitoring, protection, and restoration, integrating multiple disciplines such as marine biology, marine chemistry, isotope oceanography, marine ecology, and environmental sciences. We aim to enhance the understanding, protection, and management of the biodiversity and typical ecosystems in oceans, polar seas, and offshore regions.
Area 6 Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Marine Species
Based on morpho-geography, molecular classification, and phylogeny, we carry out taxonomic research on marine species to improve the classification systems and phylogenetic theories of marine species. We also develop new methods and techniques to monitor, identify, and analyze marine organisms. In addition, we study the diversity and geographical distribution of marine organisms in oceans, polar seas, and offshore regions, exploring the historical changes and trends of marine biodiversity.
Area 7 Marine Chemistry and Environmental Monitoring
We create and improve the methods for the detection and analysis of marine chemical elements such as persistent organic pollutants, micro-plastics, trace metals, and trace nutrient salts, developing technologies for the continuous online and rapid on-site monitoring on marine environmental elements. We also study the migration and transformation patterns of biogenic elements, trace metals, and typical marine pollutants in marine environments. In addition, we explore the toxic effects of typical and emerging marine pollutants on molecules, cells, individuals, species, communities, and ecosystems, as well as their toxic mechanisms, so that we can assess ecological and environmental risks.
Area 8 Radioactivity Monitoring and Risk Assessment in Marine Areas
We develop highly efficient and advanced technologies, methods, and devices for radioactivity monitoring in marine areas. We aspire to improve the techniques and methods for radioactivity risk assessment and establish technical regulations for nuclear safety monitoring and assessment in the marine areas. By monitoring and assessing the radioactive environments in offshore, ocean, and polar areas, we aim to build a nuclide fingerprint database and identify the distribution and changes of radioactivity in the world’s major marine areas, extending the application of radioisotope tracing in oceanographic research.
Area 9 Typical Marine Ecosystems and Their Protection and Restoration
We study the diversity distribution, formation, and maintenance of typical ecosystems to reveal the circulation, migration, and transformation patterns of materials and energy in marine ecosystems, aiming to develop applicable methods to evaluate marine ecosystems and establish an evaluation system with well-defined indicators. We also carry out research on the occurrence mechanisms of ecological disasters such as red tides and invasion of alien species, so that we can develop early warning and precaution technologies. In addition, we explore the mechanisms and methods to protect rare marine species, and develop preservation and restoration technologies for typical ecosystems such as mangrove forests, promoting the demonstrative such technologies in marine ecosystem protection.
Area 10 Integrated Marine Management and Technical Support for Sustainable Development
We carry out theoretical research on the integrated management of marine and coastal areas, as well as global ocean governance and the Blue Economy. We also study the laws, regulations, policies, and standards for the ecosystem-based development and utilization of marine resources. In addition, we develop technologies to evaluate the influences of such development activities on marine ecosystems and the environment, as well as technologies for the spatial planning of sea areas, islands, and coastal areas.
China’s First Blue Carbon Trade Project
Zhanjiang Mangrove Afforestation Project (VCS Registered ID 2343) has been success...
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
TIO beach restoration research team won the 1st prize of Fujian Provincial Science and Techn...12/31/2020
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
Series advances made by Key Laboratory of Global Change and Marine-Atmospheric Chemistry (GC-MAC)12/31/2020
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
The Research Progress of Nanobody in The Application of Red Light-Switchable Protein Dimerization Systems11/24/2020