After about 4 years of preparation, on 21 June 2016, the Department of Geological Oceanography (DGO) of College of Ocean and Earth Sciences (COE) was established.A short but grand establishment ceremony was held at the hall of Xiping Building in the Xiang'an Campus of Xiamen University (XMU).
The 'Tan Kah Kee'
Xiamen University launched its new research vessel, named 'Tan Kah Kee'.The main function is to undertake comprehensive marine environmental and resource investigation not only in the marginal seas, but also in the Exclusive Economic Zone and deep-sea ocean. For more information, please visit the R/V website (in Chinese).
International Student Exchange Program
Students from XMU and College of William & Mary (US) at the first bend of Yangtze, summer, 2016.
The oceanography disciplines of Xiamen University enjoy a long and profound history. Faculty of Xiamen University started oceanography study back to the early 1920s. Based on the development of past decades, a complete and competitive oceanography discipline system including physical oceanography, marine chemistry, marine geology, marine biology and marine physics and a couple of state-level research platforms have been established at Xiamen University.
Marine Geology is a significant part in the oceanography disciplines of Xiamen University. There has been a master program since 2003 and a PhD program since 2005 in Marine Geology. The Department of Geological Oceanography was officially established in June 2016. It has 8 full-time faculty members and 2 part-time Visitorss currently, and receives 8-10 master students and 3-4 PhD students each year. The research areas of the current faculty members mainly include marine sedimentology, hydrogeology, sediment transport and dynamics, sedimentary geochemistry, paleoclimatology and paleoceanography. Xiamen University envisions the development of a world-class program in Geological Oceanography with international and diverse culture. We are seeking applications from international scientists and will offer state-of-the-art instrumentation and internationally competitive packages for qualified candidates.
Department of Geological Oceanography
College of Ocean & Earth Sciences, Xiamen University
Xiping Building, Xiang’an South Road, Xiang’an District, Xiamen China 361102