During May 5-6 of 2014, the Joint Workshop on Estuarine Research was held at SKLEC/ECNU. Prof. Rockwell Geyer and Dr. Weifeng Zhang from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Prof. Peter Steignberg, Dr. Xiaohua Wang and Dr. Moninya Roughan from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS), Prof. Williard Moore from the University of South Carolina(USC), and Prof. Changsheng Chen from the University of Massachusetts (MIT) participated in the workshop, together with scientists from SKLEC.
Prof. Yunxuan Zhou, Director of SKLEC/ECNU, introduced SKLEC about its team and research. Prof. Rockwell Geyer, Dr. Xiaohua Wang and Dr. Moninya Roughan introduced about the purpose of their visit and expressed the willingness to conduct cooperative research on the Changjiang Estuary and World Harbor Project. The scientists shared their research results and various insights on several topics, such as: Hydrodynamic processes and saltwater intrusion in the Changjiang Estuary, Bottom boundary layer sediment transport in the Yangtze Estuary, Estuarine-shelf exchange of sediments and organisms, Measurements of the Columbia River Frontal Zone,the ecology of seaweed disease and restoration in Australia.
WHOI has undertaken joint projects with universities in Europe and US, and will be happy to build collaboration to exchange expertise and students and undertake joint estuary research programs with SKLEC, ECNU. UNSW is also interested to collaborate with SKLEC/ECNU in coastal zone management area and welcome SKLEC to join World Harbor Project (WHP). Based on the key issues agreed from all sides, SKLEC would like to formulate formal agreements with WHOI, UNSW and SIMS on collaboration framework.