From June 21 to 22, 2020, the Second Shanghai Ocean Conference (SHOC) was successfully held by SOO in Hengshan Hall, Hengshan Hotel. Due to the impact of the epidemic, this meeting was held both online and offline. Nearly 400 people attended the conference, including more than 40 experts and scholars from the offline venue.
Professor Lin Zhongqin, President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Academician Su Jilan and Dean Zhou Meng of School of Oceanography, Professor Zhang Renxuan, Vice President of Fudan University, Professor Zhang Nianzhi of Xiamen University, Professor Xie Shangping of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, Director of the National Key Laboratory of the Tropical Marine Environment, Wang Chun, Researcher, Professor Thomas S. Bianchi of the University of Florida, USA, participated in the meeting.
Shanghai Ocean Conference (SHOC) is hosted by the School of Oceanography (SOO), Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The meeting is a forum for scientists and researchers from the world to communicate scientific ideas and to seek research collaborations. The first SHOC– “Ocean Environment and Climate Interaction” held in June 2019 brought together more than 40 domestic and international scientists to discuss interactions between marine environment and climate change. The second SHOC–“Ocean-Atmospheric Interactions at Mid-High Latitudes and their Climate Effects.” brought together scientists and students to discuss topics including climate change, earth system, and biogeochemical processes at mid-high latitudes.
On behalf of the school, President Lin Zhongqin extended a warm welcome and heartfelt thanks to all the experts and scholars. He pointed out that a prosperous ocean makes a prosperous country, and a strong ocean makes a strong country. The development of marine industry cannot be separated from the promotion of ocean science and technology. It is hoped that SHOC can become an excellent platform for academic exchanges between experts and scholars globally, and a high-level and influential brand academic conference.
Dean Zhou Meng expressed his heartfelt thanks to all the leading experts, young scholars and students for coming here. He said it is very important for a scientist to stay original and curious. The purpose of SHOC is to build an information exchange platform for Marine science and technology, where everyone can freely express their own scientific discoveries, listen to others' scientific achievements and discuss a scientific issue together.
Vice President Zhang Renhe at Fudan university delivered academic report "The contribution of boreal spring South Pacific atmospheric variability to The El Nino occurrence". Professor Shang-ping Xie from the Scripps research institute at the university of California, San Diego delivered online academic report “Extratropical influence on tropical climate: Energetics constraint and WES feedback”. Chunsheng Wang, director of state key laboratory of tropical Marine environment, delivered online academic report “Why Are Recent Summers Very Hot?"
"Young Scholars Forum" brings together many outstanding young talents and young scholars. First of all, President Zhou Meng introduced the general situation of SOO to the attending young scholars from the aspects of the development history, research direction and research teams. Subsequently, 18 young scholars from the United States, India, the United Kingdom and other countries brought wonderful academic reports in different fields of research.
On the afternoon of June 22, the second Shanghai Ocean Conference was successfully completed. This conference brought together many experts and scholars in the field of marine science at home and abroad, and brought wonderful reports that kept up with the latest hot topics. The combination of online and offline conferences expanded the scope of participants, providing a platform for academic exchange and cooperation for nearly 400 scholars and students in the field of oceanography.