On January 4-6, 2017, the “Academic Seminar of Western Pacific Geological Structure and Resource and Environmental Evolution” hosted by South China Sea Institute of Oceanology Chinese Academy of Sciences was held in Dapeng Peninsula, Shenzhen. As new emerging force of South China GeoUnion, the Department of Ocean Science and Engineering of SUSTC was invited by the sponsor, with its academician Xiaofei CHEN, professor Qingsong LIU, professors Ting YANG and Chuanlun ZHANG invited to attend this Seminar. In addition, peers from the field of geoscience such as Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Institute of Ocean and Sanya Institute of Deep Sea CAS, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey.
Based on the theme of “Western Pacific Geological Structure and Resource and Environmental Evolution”, the lithosphere structure of the marginal sea and the dynamic process of its formation and evolution, first voyage progress of “Magou Program”, discovery of “Haima cold seep”, exploration achievements and research development of the microbial oceanography were mainly discussed. At the Seminar, academician Xiaofei CHEN introduced the development vision of the Department of Ocean Science and Engineering and Department of Earth and Space Science of SUSTC, showing that SUSTC strives to become the leading role in the geoscientific research of South China in the following years to make outstanding fundamental, forward-looking and strategic contribution to the national marine economic development and maintenance of the maritime rights and interests. Professor Qingsong LIU introduced the research progress of sediment dating of the East Asian marginal sea and sedimentary environmental evolution. Professor Ting YANG introduced the particularity of the sea quake observation data. Professor Chuanlun ZHANG stated that SUSTC would cooperate with such associate organizations as South China Sea Institute, CAS to create a world-class geomicrobiology and microorganism oceanography science and platform.
This Seminar provides a convenient window for all associate geoscience organizations in South China to understand the Department of Ocean Science and Engineering of SUSTC and plays an active accelerating role for exchange and cooperation with all Geounions in South China in the future.