Sino-Tanzania Workshop on Coastal and Catchment Research hosted by SKLEC

During March 12-14, 2014, the Sino-Tanzania workshop on Coastal and Catchment Research was held in Shanghai hosted by the State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research (SKLEC). More than 20 scientists and students from the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) and SKLEC, East China Normal University attended the workshop. The scientists shared new research results and various insights on the following topics, for example:  Glacial-Interglacial Fluxes and burial rate of carbon and nitrogen along the Tanzanian continental margin; 30 ka Record of major and trace elements and its implication to terrigenous sediments input and primary productivity in the Pemba Channel, Tanzania; The use of constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment in Tanzania; Floating treatment islands: the status of art in China; Responses of salt water intrusion to climate change at the Yangtze Estuary.

Both sides discussed about research interests, potential joint research projects and future staff and student exchanges. PhD students and supervisors discussed about PhD candidates’ research and evaluated their research projects. This is a follow-up after the SKLEC delegation’s visit in Tanzania in January, 2013.

Group Photo

Discussion about potential research projects

NM-AIST delegations visit SKLEC