Joint Institute for Coastal Research and Management

A World-Class Initiative

On June 27, 2008, the University of Delaware and Xiamen University officially established the Joint Institute for Coastal Research and Management, a world-class global collaborative research initiative.

Joint-CRM Logo

Our Logo

The institute’s logo is composed of water drops—the fundamental components of the oceans. In Chinese, there is a saying that "water drops can penetrate the rocks." This embodies the spirit we would like to have in our joint efforts for ocean science.

Joint-CRM's first joint article is published

A joint research article “Strong Southward Transport Events due to Typhoons in the Taiwan Strait”, written jointly by Drs. Wen-Zhou Zhang, Huasheng Hong, and Shaoping Shang from COE/XMU, and Xiao-Hai Yan from CEOE/UD is published in Journal of Geophysical Research on November 11, 2009.

Impact of the Three Gorge Dam Water Storage on the Yangtze River Outflow into the East China Sea

Yan, X-H. Y. Jo, L. Jiang, Z. Wan, W. T. Liu, Y. Li, J. Zhan and T. Du, (2008). Impact of the Three Gorge Dam Water Storage on the Yangtze River Outflow into the East China Sea, Geophys. Res. Lett. 35, LO5610, doi:10.1029/2007GL032908.


XMU & UD co-organized XMAS-III in Xiamen on Jan 9-11, 2017

The XMAS series meeting was initiated by the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science (MEL, http://mel.xmu.edu.cn/en) of Xiamen University. XMAS-III was co-sponsored by the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, University of Delaware, together with other institutions.


The 2nd XMU-UD Symposium was held in Xiamen University

During XMU’s 93rd anniversary celebration, a 17 member UD delegation led by UD's Provost Dr. Domenico Grasso arrived in Xiamen to attend “University of Delaware Day” at Xiamen University from April 2-3, 2014.
As one of the events celebrating the anniversary, the 2nd XMU-UD Symposium was held in Zhou Long Quan Building at XMU’s new Xiang’an Campus on April 3rd.


First UD-XMU Dual PhD Student Passed Dissertation Defense

The first doctoral student in the UD-XMUDual Ph.D. Degree Program in Oceanography, Zhaoyun Chen,defended his dissertation on Tuesday, Nov. 26 (Monday evening, Nov. 25, US EST), 2013 in Zhou Longquan Building on Xiang’an Campus, Xiamen University.


Zhaoyun Chen become the First PhD candidate in the dual degree program

Student Zhaoyun Chen has just past his PhD oral qualifying exam and become the first PhD candidate in the UD-XMU dual Oceanography PhD Program. Zhaoyun is jointly supervised by UD Prof. Xiao-Hai Yan and XMU Prof. Yuwu Jiang. He studied in UD from September 2009 to March 2010.


UD marine science student pursuing postdoctoral position at XMU

After finishing her PhD study at UD, Emily Maung-Douglass came to XMU for her postdoctoral training in Jan 2013.



Workshop & Events

The Joint Institute for Coastal Research and Management offers many opportunities for global collaboration. Visit this site regularly for updates.

International Workshop of Climate Change and Ocean Carbon - Field Observation, Remote Sensing and Modeling
Event Date: 
Apr 3, 2011 to Apr 4, 2011
Xiamen University, Xiamen, China