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.


Prof. James Corbett visited Xiamen during the World Ocean Week 2012

Prof. James Corbett was invited by COMI (Coastal and Ocean Management Institute, Xiamen University) to attend the World Ocean Week 2012 and also COMI International Academic Advisory Committee (IAAC) meeting from Nov. 1st-5th, 2012 at Xiamen.


Dr. Timothy Targett had a discussion with aligned XMU faculties at the end of March, 2012

Dr. Timothy Targett from the University of Delaware the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment made his visit to Xiamen University the college of Ocean and Earth Sciences at the end of March 2012.


UD and XMU scientists get together for detailed future cooperation

The Sustaining Dynamic Ecosystem Services in the Coastal Oceans workshop between the USA and China was held at Clayton Hall, University of Delaware from Feb 26 to 28, 2012.


Dr. Jianyu Hu visited UD/CEOE in August 2011

Professor Jianyu Hu visited UD/CEOE on August 12, 2011, and met with several physical oceanographers in Physical Ocean Science and Engineering (POSE) Program and Oceanography Program. Accompanied by Mr. Matt Shatley (Computer Research Specialist) and Ph.D student Xiangbai Wu from XMU, Dr.


XMU and UD professors exchanged collabration ideas in July

On July 29, 2011, Dean of Xiamen University College of Oceanography and Environmental Science Dr. Minhan Dai and Chair of Department of Environmental Science & Engineering Dr. Dazhi Wang visited the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean and Environment.



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