SOED Open Course Chemical Oceanography Held


On July 3rd, SOED Open Course Chemical Oceanography was held. The Course was taught by Professor Chen-Tung Authur Chen from National Sun Yat-Sen University, and attracted over 20 young scientists and students from Zhejiang University, China Ocean University, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Shandong University, among others.

    Dr. Chen is a professor of the National Sun Yat-sen University, a distinguished Ocean-Star Scholar of SOED, and an outstanding oceanographer of ocean carbon cycle. His research fields include nutrients and carbon chemistry in the oceans, ocean acidification, global climate change (including paleoclimate), among others. He has published over 200 papers in SCI journals including Nature and Science. (Website:

    The main contents of the course include introduction to ocean sciences, physical and chemical properties of seawater, composition and thermodynamic properties of seawater, analytical chemistry of seawater, isotope ocean chemistry, gases in seawater, nutrients, carbonate system, seawater organic matter and primary productivity, marine interface, and marine non-living resources.

    SOED is creating a unique marine science and technology platform with distinctive international influence. To showcase the lab, SOED has set up a series of “Ocean-Star Open Courses,” which are open to Ph. D. candidates and young researchers nationwide by inviting internationally renowned scientists to teach. In 2017, four short courses will be offered in spring and summer, namely, Satellite Oceanography, Cycles in the Earth System, Introduction to Optical Oceanography and Ocean Color Remote Sensing, Innovation in Science and Technology: Understanding American Culture and Politics, and Chemical Oceanography. Detailed information is available at the official website of SOED (