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Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Wednesday, July 18 2018 - 19:49
GOS 2018 Successfully Held for a Shared Future for Mankind
QINGDAO, China, July 18, 2018 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

During 3-5 July 2018, co-organized by Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine 
Science and Technology (QNLM), Department of Science and Technology of Shandong 
Province, and Science/AAAS, the 2nd Global Ocean Summit (hereinafter referred 
to as GOS 2018) was successfully held at Qingdao with more than 150 
representatives from 118 marine research institutions of 24 countries and 5 
international organizations.

The theme of GOS 2018 was "Building the Partnerships on Ocean Observation and 
Research" focusing on four respects, namely, ocean observation and prediction, 
deep-sea research, polar seas research, and sustainable development of oceans. 
In GOS 2018, scientists exchanged experience on marine science and technology 
and discussed the sharing of knowledge, technology, and infrastructure, and 
explored solutions to challenges in marine science and technology resulted from 
economic development and global change. GOS 2018 promoted cooperation between 
institutions and organizations.

The chairperson of GOS 2018 was Angela Hatton, holding a number of prominent 
titles such as director of Science and Technology in British National 
Oceanography Centre (NOC), Chair of Natural Environment Research Council 
(NERC), member of the Future of the Sea: Foresight Project Advisory Group, the 
Research Councils UK (RCUK) Individual Merit Promotion Panel and the G7 Future 
of the Oceans Science Advisory Team. Keynote speeches were delivered by such 
experts as WU Lixin, director of QNLM executive committee and academician of 
Chinese Academy of Sciences and Guy Masters, deputy director of Woods Hole 
Oceanographic Institution, etc. Representatives made in-depth discussions on 
the sharing of resources, knowledge and experience for the advancement of 
innovative development of marine science and technology for the shared future 
for mankind. 

Source: Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (QNLM)

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