New international projects in 2011

NSFC International (Regional) Cooperation and Exchange Project: Fine Sediment Dynamic Process in the Yangtze River Estuary and Ems Estuary and Influencing Factors (2011.1-2014.12)

Contact: Li Jiufa

The project is investigated by SKLEC, Shanghai Estuarine & Coastal Science Research Center, and Utrecht University. It is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Focused on fine sediments in the Yangtze River Estuary and Ems Estuary, the project aims to study the source and temporal-spatial variation, physicochemical properties, aggregation mechanism, hydrodynamic process and numerical modeling.


MOST International Cooperation Project: Comparison of Low Oxygen between the Baltic Sea and the East China Sea: Take Climate Change and Land Use as Factors (2011.1-2013.12)

Contact: Wu Ying

The project is a cooperation project between China and the Netherlands. The Chinese partners are East China Normal University and Ocean University of China. The Dutch partner is Utrecht University. In order to understand the spatial and temporal variations of low oxygen in the Baltic Sea and the East China Sea, by studying water and sedimentary records, the project will discuss the relationship between low oxygen formation and factors such as nutrient discharges in river basin, land use and climate change. Low oxygen evolution history is to be compared in these two sea areas, which will form the theory basis for remediation technology.


China – Australia Cooperation Project of Australia Research Council: Freshwater Resources and Climate Change in the Middle and Lower Reaches of the Yangtze River (2011.1-2013.12)

Contact: Chen Zhongyuan

The project is a cooperation project between China and Australia. The Australia partner is The University of Melbourne. This project aims at the freshwater issues of the lower Yangtze, including its estuary in response to climate change and human impact, and societal adaptation to climate change. Its research topics are: 1) the influence of catchment climate change on estuarine freshwater resources, 2) regulating of estuarine freshwater by the transfer of the water to northern China and sea level rise, 3) the influence of water pollution of the Yangtze River basin on freshwater quality of estuary, 4) strategy for freshwater resources