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. Jonathan H. Sharp gave a talk on 2009 Xiamen World Ocean Week

The World Ocean Week (WOW) in Xiamen [2009] was held in Xiamen, China, on November 6-12. Prof. Jonathan H. Sharp from CEOE/UD was invited to deliver a talk on the forum of Watershed and Estuary Management, which was cosponsored and organized by Xiamen University, in 2009 WOW on Nov. 7. Prof.


Xiamen University confers honorary degree on President Harker

Xiamen University held a grand ceremony to celebrate the Honorary Degree in Management conferred to University of Delaware President Patrick T. Harker on the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 13. Prof.


UD/CEOE and XMU/COE are celebrating the first anniversary of Joint-CRM

It has been a year since the establishment of the Joint-CRM on June 27, 2008. UD/CEOE and XMU/COE issued a Newsletter to celebrate the first anniversary.


Prof. Victor Klemas delivered a talk and lectures in XMU in May 2009

Professor Emeritus Victor Klemas, Co-Director of Center for Remote Sensing, CMES, visited MEL/XMU from May 24 to June 6.


Dr. Young-Heon Jo working on a joint paper with MEL/XMU colleagues on April 5-8, 2009

Dr. Young-Heon Jo, research scientist of Oceanography Program at CMES visited the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science / XMU (MEL) on April 5-8, and met with his colleague Prof. Xiao-Hai Yan, Lighthipe Chair Professor of Oceanography Program at CMES at the same time.



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