Joint Institute for Coastal Research and Management formed

Building upon an agreement to foster and encourage the growth and development of self-sustaining and mutually beneficial academic and research collaborations,the University of Delaware and Xiamen University announce the establishment of the Joint Institute for Coastal Research and Management. Officially opened June 27, 2008, the institute represents a world-class global collaborative research initiative.“The institute will take an international perspective in establishing global coastal research, policy and science education partnerships to address the shared resource issues that are common to coastal areas worldwide," said Nancy M. Targett, dean and professor in the College of Marine and Earth Studies who cosigned an agreement to establish the institute with Dean Minhan Dai, director and Cheung Kong Chair Professor of Marine Biogeochemistry at XMU's State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science.