IMBER Regional Project Office
A ceremony to mark the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between IMBER and the East China Normal University (ECNU) was held on 20 October 2016 at ECNU in Shanghai, China. This MOU relates to the renewal to host and support the IMBER Regional Project Office (RPO) at the State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research (SKLEC) at ECNU for an additional three years. Carol Robinson, IMBER Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) Chair and Rongming Wang, ECNU Vice President, signed the MOU on behalf of IMBER and ECNU.
In 2010, Dr. Julie Hall, Chair of the IMBER SSC (2004-2009) and served as Past-Chair in 2010, and Dr. Chen Qun, vice president of the East China Normal University signed a MOU to establish the IMBER regional project office (RPO) at ECNU. Dr. Eileen Hofmann, the current IMBER Chair, announced the official opening of the RPO in March 2011.
During its first three years, the IMBER RPO has made a significant contribution to the implementation of IMBER research and has brought significant benefits to the internationalization of State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research at ECNU. IMBER and ECNU agree to continue their collaboration. In October 2013, Eileen Hofmann, IMBER Chair, and Ziqiang Zhu, vice-president of ECNU signed the MOU on behalf of IMBER and ECNU.
IMBeR International Project Office (IPO - China)