NEWS1International CLIVAR Global Project Office (ICGPO) has been officially operating at the First Institute of Oceanography (FIO), State Oceanic Administration (SOA), in Qingdao, China, since September 1st, 2014. Qingdao is sometimes referred to as the ocean science capital of China, with four major oceanographic institutions in addition to FIO: OUC (Ocean University of China), IOCAS (The Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences) nad YSFRI of CAFS (Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences). With the generous support of SOA, China, four officers are on location at the ICGPO: Valery Detemmerman as Executive Director of the ICPO, Dr. Nico Caltabiano, previously with the ICPO in Southampton, Dr. Lei Han, physical oceanographer from FIO and Ms Lina Kang, administrative assistant. The staff are busy preparing for the upcoming CLIVAR SSG meeting in Moscow, input to the new CLIVAR Science Plan and for a major conference in 2016…. read more

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