25 JUL 2019

QNLM Develops China-Portugal Science and Technology Cooperation

On July 12ᵗʰ, 2019, the 9ᵗʰ Sino-Portugal Joint Commission Meeting and Workshop 2030 for Science and Technology were held in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. Those who attend the meeting include Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST) Minister WANG Zhigang, Director YE Dongbai, Department of International Cooperation, Director QIN Yong, Department of High and New Technology, Director WU Yuanbin, Department of Science and Technology for Social Development, Mr. MA Zhiyi, President of Macau Science and Technology Development Foundation and Chinese and Portuguese representatives for cooperation in science and technology. Manuel Heitor, Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal hosted the meeting and Minister WANG Zhigang gave a keynote speech. After a review of fruitful results in scientific and technological cooperation, both leaders had a discussion for scientific and technological cooperation 2030.According to the planning of MOST and QNLM Executive Committee, JI Peiwen, Deputy Director of the office of QNLM and PAN Kehou, Secretary-General of QNLM Academic Committee attended the joint commission meeting. Secretary PAN gave a report themed Enhance Coordinative Innovation of Marine Science and Technology to Promote a Shared Marine Community. He proposed the essentials, development planning and government support for Sino-Portugal marine cooperation, which echoed in both ministries of science and technology, marine institutions and enterprises.

28 JUN 2018

The Ninth Symposium on Marine Corrosion and Control Held in QNLM

Recently, the Ninth International Symposium on Marine Corrosion and Control organized by the Open Studio for Marine Corrosion and Protection, QNLM, was successfully held. The symposium, established in 2000 by Academician HOU Baorong,chief scientist of QNLM and director of Open Studio for Marine Corrosion and Protection, QNLM, and Professor Tooru Tsuru of Tokyo Institute of Technology, is hosted every two years by China or Japan in turn. 2018 marks the opening of the fifth symposium held in China. Over 100 experts and scholars from more than 10 institutions and organizations in Japan, South Korea, Indonesia and China have participated in the symposium.Productive results have been obtained in this Symposium, which has not only promoted the development and exchange of cutting-edge anti-corrosion and protection technologies and products, but also demonstrated China’s outstanding achievements in this field. In order to promote the latest developments of marine engineering materials in China, probe deeper into the research of marine new materials and anti-corrosion technology, enhance the communication over comprehensive marine protection technologies, the symposium has invited many research teams including those from Tokyo Institute of Technology. Prof. Atsushi Nishikata and Researcher CHEN Zhuoyuan, Researcher DUAN Jizhou and Prof. Yasunori Tanji, Prof. Masatoshi Sakairi and Researcher WANG Peng, Researcher WANG Xiutong and Prof. Eiji Tada have delivered reports and hosted discussions on such topics as atmospheric corrosion, microbiological corrosion, water environment corrosion and protection technology respectively. The participants spoke highly of the speeches and exchanged ideas on a series of issues such as new technologies for corrosion prevention, the application of corrosion engineering, marine environmental corrosion, corrosion inhibitors, microbial corrosion, corrosion monitoring, and cathodic protection technology.

17 MAY 2018

New Geological Progress of QNLM

New progress has been made in the joint elastic-electrical properties of anisotropic porous rocks by Professor HAN Tongcheng from Laboratory for Marine Mineral Resources, Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (QNLM), which has been outlined in a paper entitled “Joint elastic-electrical properties of artificial porous sandstone with aligned fractures” in one of the top Geological Journals Geophysical Research Letters.Seismic and electromagnetic surveys are important geophysical applications, and the joint interpretation of seismic and electromagnetic survey data is becoming popular to better characterize the rocks underneath. However, very little research has been conducted on the cross-property relationship between the elastic and electrical properties of fractured porous rocks, a key to the successful joint interpretation of seismic and electromagnetic data in anisotropic formations. Based on dedicated laboratory experiments and theoretical modeling, Prof. HAN shows how elastic velocity and electrical conductivity are linked in porous sandstone with aligned fractures and how the joint properties are affected by the fractures. The P and SH wave velocities are found to be approximately linearly correlated with electrical conductivity when measured in varying directions, and the linear trends are determined by the geometry and amount of the fractures in the rocks. The results provide a pathway to successful joint interpretation in fractured rocks. This research is highly spoken of by international reviewers and the chief journal editors. They believe the results not only improve the understanding of the propagation of seismic and electromagnetic waves in porous media, but also are of great significance in the joint seismic and electrical characterization of fractures and in the joint inversion and interpretation of seismic and electromagnetic data.

03 MAY 2018

"Masterclass in Scientific Writing and Publishing 2018"was Successfully Held

During April 26-27, Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (QNLM) Masterclass in Scientific Writing and Publishing 2018 was successfully held. Dr. Alexia-Ileana Zaromytidou, the chief editor of Nature Cell Biology, and Alicia Newton, the senior editor of Nature Geoscience, were invited to give the training in QNLM. 36 excellent researchers and scientists were enr"olled and attended the Masterclass, who were from QNLM innovation units including Functional Laboratory for Ocean and Climate Dynamics, Functional Laboratory for Marine Biology and Biotechnology, Functional Laboratory for Regional Oceanography and Numerical Modeling, Functional Laboratory for Marine Fisheries Science and Food Production Processes, Functional Laboratory for Marine Mineral Resources, Functional Laboratory for Marine Drugs and Bioproducts, Functional Laboratory for Marine Geology, Functional Laboratory for Marine Ecology and Environmental Science, Joint Laboratory for Deep Blue Fishery Engineering, Open Studio for Marine Corrosion and Protection, High Performance Computing Center, Center for Marine Isotopes and Geochronology, Center for Marine Molecular Biotechnology. During the two-day Masterclass, trainees had interactive exchanges and discussions mainly focusing on high quality research paper preparation, submission, review, revise, publication etc. The Masterclass significantly enhance the ability to publish research papers in high level journals and academic exchange skills through case analysis, special subject lessons, speech interaction, experience share, group discussion, one on one discussion. All the trainees were actively involved in academic discussions and exchanges. At the end of the training, trainees were awarded Masterclass certificates.QNLM has successfully held two consecutive Masterclass in Scientific Writing and Publishing. Trainees spoke highly of the training and exchanges, and greatly benefited in the writing and publishing of high quality research papers. In future, QNLM will continue join again with Springer Nature to hold the "Author Training in Scientific Writing and Publishing".

04 SEP 2017

QNLM Boosts Research on Key Scientific Themes and Major Technologies for Ocean and Climate Change jointly with NCAR and TAMU

Seasonal-decadal scale prediction on ocean and climate change represents an imperative task for ocean and atmosphere sciences in the future. To fulfill this task, one of the major technologies is multi-scale high resolution earth system prediction mode development. Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (QNLM), represents China’s strategic S&T driving force for national innovation system, assuming the mission of resolving major problems for marine science and technology and developing pace-setting marine technologies. After efforts for more than 6 months, QNLM held “Workshop on High Resolution Multiscale Earth System Modelling and Prediction”, jointly with National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Texas A&M University (TAMU) of the US, from Aug 14 to 16, 2017. Through discussion, the three parties agreed to pursue joint research on R&D of high resolution, multi-scale global and regional earth system model, to promote the understanding of ocean-atmosphere interaction, wave-induced mixing, and other marine processes, to develop prediction capability for seasonal-decadal global climate change and to realize accurate forecast for meso-scale eddy, El Nino, tornado, tropical cyclone and other meso-scale marine and weather phenomena. During the workshop, the three parties exchanged their respective research basis and vision for the future cooperation. After thorough communication, the three parties have basically reached consensus on the cooperation objective, plan for scientific activities, cooperation mode, resources sharing principles and expected research results for the cooperation over the upcoming 5 years. They agreed to press ahead with relevant research through establishing a joint lab with their respective advantages.