Conference on Management of State Key Laboratories in Oceanic Fields and Development of Young Scientists was successfully held in Hangzhou
On 18 November, SOED successfully hosted Conference on Management of State Key Laboratories in Oceanic Fields and Development of Young Scientists in Hangzhou. Deputy director general of Second Institute Oceanography Chen Jianfang, deputy director of Department of Human Resources, and leaders of SOED attended the conference.
The conference attracted over 50 administrative staffs and young scientists from 9 institutions, including State Key Laboratory of Coastal and Offshore Engineering (Dalian University of Technology), State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research (East China Normal University), State Key Laboratory of Marine Resource Utilization in South China Sea (Hainan University), School of Oceanography of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, State Key Laboratory of Marine Geology (Tongji University), State Key Laboratory of Marine Environment Science (Xiamen University), Aerospace Information Research Institute, CAS and Beijing Normal University, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, CAS and Second Institute of Oceanography (SIO), MNR.
Dr. Chen Jianfang, deputy director general of Second Institute Oceanography, represented SIO to give the opening speech. The director of SOED extended a warm welcome and briefly introduced SOED. The conference contains two sessions: management of state key laboratories in oceanic fields and development of young scientists, hosted by the chair of Youth Committee of SOED Wang Yuntao and the head of the office of SOED Jiang Lianghong respectively. In the session of management of state key laboratories in oceanic fields, administrative staffs from different institutions gave speeches and had warm discussions in topics of scientific researches, human resources, foreign affairs, financial management and auditing, popularization of science, experience on evaluation of state key laboratories, administration of state key laboratory offices, cultural construction and sharing platforms of facilities and instrument. In the session of development of young scientists, participates delivered presentations on the bottlenecks of young scientists, career goals of young researchers and strategies of state key laboratories that suit for the development of young scholars. Professor Shi Dalin from State Key Laboratory of Marine Environment Science (Xiamen University) gave a keynote talk “My Life Story and Career Path” to encourage young scientists to devote themselves into scientific innovation. During the break, participants visited the public facilities of SOED: China Argo Real-time Data Center, National Marine Satellite Ground Station and the Marine Satellite Data Center. They also visited the science popularization platform Science on Sphere, having an in-depth knowledge of SOED.
Deputy director general of Second Institute Oceanography Chen Jianfang gave the opening speech
The morning session of the conference
The round table talk of the session "Development of Young Scientists"
Prof. Shi Dalin gave the keynote speech "My Life Story and Career Path"
Group Photo of the participants
The conference aims at providing an open communicative platform for administrative staffs in state key laboratories, exchanging views on specific administrative work such as teleology, funding, sharing facilities, evaluation and setting a good foundation for the future administrative work. Also, the session also focused on the career plans of young scientists, the potential problems they might meet and the possible solutions.