Nine Members of SIO Took the Ninth Arctic Expedition

Editor:admin Author:Yang Y Date:2018-07-20 Hits:2591

        On July 20, China launched the ninth Arctic scientific expedition, and 9 researchers of SIO boarded the "Xuelong" icebreaker to the Arctic to carry out research on marine hydrology, marine chemistry and geophysics. CHEN Jianfang, director of the Marine Ecology and Environment Laboratory and director of the Polar Research Center, and GAO Jinyao, deputy director of the Laboratory of Submarine Geosciences, went to Shanghai to see them off.
        It was the polar expedition organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources for the first time after its establishment. On the basis of the eighth Arctic expedition, it was to promote the construction of China's polar business / monitoring network through the investigation of the central region of the Arctic Ocean, the Chukchi Sea platform / Canada Basin, the Chukchi Sea, the Bering Sea and other key area. The investigation team will carry out the investigation and study of the marine hydrology and meteorology, sea ice, marine chemistry, marine geology, geophysics, marine biology and ecology, and systematically understand the marine environment and ecological characteristics of the key sea areas of the Arctic Ocean, and grasp the rapid reduction of the Arctic Ocean ice and its climate and ecological effects. The total voyage is more than 12,300 nautical miles, and they are expected to complete the investigation mission in late September and return to Shanghai.
        9 members to participate in the investigation include ZHUANG Yanpei, LI Yangjie, REN Jian, SUN Xiangyu from the Key Laboratory of Marine Ecosystem and Biogeochemistry, and YU Xiaoguo, ZHANG Tao, YANG Chunguo, GUAN Qingsheng from the Key Laboratory of Submarine Geosciences, and YAO Zhixiong from the State Key Laboratory of Satellite Ocean Environment Dynamics. In addition, there are two young scientists who participate in international cooperation in biosensor with SIO, i.e., Bassem Jelali and Nicola-Elionor Sabata from Université Pierre et Marie Curie. The team will give full play to the professional director and cooperate sincerely to investigate and evaluate the biogeochemical mechanism of marine geology and geophysics, deoxidization and acidification of the ocean.
        The investigation will promote the construction of China's observation network in the central Arctic Ocean, which is of great significance to the long-term development of scientific research in the Arctic, environmental protection and the exploitation and utilization of resources.