Dake Chen

Physical Oceanographer

Academician of Chinese Academy

Dake Chen has served as a professor at Columbia University, director of the State Key Laboratory of Satellite Ocean Environmental Dynamics (SOED), and director of the Scientific and Technological Commission of the Second Institute of Oceanography, MNR.  Currently, Dake Chen holds the position of the director of Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory (Zhuhai), and dual-appointed professor at the School of Marine Sciences of Sun Yat-sen University. He has been engaged in basic research in marine science for many years and has made important contributions in the fields of offshore, ocean and climate.

At present, Dake Chen is mainly devoted to the research of tropical air-sea interactions, basic theories of ocean circulation, polar marine environment and climate variability. In addition, he
is a member of several major international academic organizations and journals, and aims to promote a series of ocean and polar research programs at the national and international levels.

Chairman Statement

Currently, the development of China's marine industry is facing new opportunities and challenges. Scientists and technologists shoulder the glorious mission to develop the industry. It is crucial to strengthen technological innovation in key equipment for marine research, especially for deep-sea exploration, to enhance international exchanges and cooperation, and to promote the deep integration of industry, academia and research.

Oceanology Asia 2023, the World Ocean Science and Technology Conference (Hainan) and the series of sub-forums provide a professional platform for domestic and international ocean practitioners to exchange and share experiences. I sincerely invite all industry experts, scholars and ocean-related enterprises to actively participate in the academic discussions and technical exchanges with industry colleagues at the conference, and look forward to seeing more new achievements in marine science and technology in November!

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