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Xiang Jiang Marine Forum successfully held at GSST
On March 22, the Xiang Jiang Marine Forum on Underwater in Situ Monitoring Technology opened on GSST
campus. It is the first academic event of the Shenzhen Marine Research and Technology Consortium (SMART)
after its inauguration on 12 January. The Center for Ocean Technologies of Tsinghua University and the
State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution of City University of Hong Kong co-organized the forum.
The forum includes 5 keynote speeches and ten talks. Four companies were also invited to demonstrate
and introduce their marine instruments. Ms. Wang Ning, Director of the Shenzhen Virtual University
Park and secretary of SMART presided over the opening ceremony. Professor Zhao Qinggang, executive
associate dean of GSST welcomed the participants on behalf of the School. The forum attracted more
than 100 scientists, engineers and students from top institutions in the southern mainland China and
Hong Kong. It also attracted participants from the local government and enterprises.
Professor Zhou Mingjiang, former director of Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
was invited to give a special report on red tide and its impacts to the economy and challenges to marine
scientists and engineers. His talk was followed by the other speakers introducing a variety of
techniques for ocean observation. The talks generated intensive discussions among the participants.
The Xiangjiang Marine Forum aims to promote academic communication and collaboration among members
of SMART and other leading marine institutions. It also dedicates to encourage innovations and promote
the intersection between different disciplines. Participants came to a conclusion that the industry of
underwater observation instruments and equipment is experiencing rapid development. Shenzhen, with its
well established hi-tech industry is facing very good opportunities to take a leading role in the ocean
observing instruments and equipment industry.
The opening ceremony