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International Project Office - China

International Project Office - China


On 16th January 2020, the MoU Signing Ceremony between the East China Normal University (ECNU) and the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR) project was held at the ECNU North Zhongshan Road campus. IMBeR and ECNU agreed that: ECNU will support the IMBeR IPO-China for a period of five years commencing from the date of this agreement. The ECNU President, Prof. QIAN Xuhong, and Prof. Carol Robinson, Chair of the IMBeR Scientific Steering Committee signed the MoU and jointly unveiled the IMBeR International Project Office plaque in the presence of all participants.

The main tasks of the International Project Office - China (IPO - China) are to:

  • promote IMBeR research and support the implementation of the IMBeR SPIS (2016-2025), with a focus on the Asia-Pacific Region, the Middle East, and Africa;
  • support and coordinate the activities of the following IMBeR Regional Programmes and Working Groups: Climate Impacts on Oceanic Top Predators (CLIOTOP) Regional Programme, Sustained Indian Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (SIBER) Regional Programme, the Continental Margins Working Group (CMWG), and the Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems Working Group (EBUS);
  • undertake educational outreach activities of IMBeR-related science; and
  • promote capacity building of IMBeR relevant skills.


Fang ZUO
Fang Zuo
Deputy Executive Director
Tel.: +86 21 5483 6463
E-mail: fzuo@sklec.ecnu.edu.cn

Qin Kai
Kai Qin
Executive Assistant
Tel.: +86 21 5483 6463
E-mail: kqin@sklec.ecnu.edu.cn


History of the office

Regional Project Office (2010-2019)

Julie Hall, Chair of IMBeR SSC (2004-2009) and Chen Qun, Vice-President ECNU signing the MOU  to establish the IMBeR Regional Project Office at ECNU in 2010.

Eileen Hofmann (IMBeR SSC Chair 2010 - 2015) and Ziqiang Zhu (Vice-President of ECNU) signed the MOU on behalf of IMBeR and ECNU in 2013.
Back row, from left: Liuming Hu (IMBER Deputy Executive Officer), Yunxuan Zhou (Director of SKLEC), Shuzhe Ding (Director of the International Exchange Department of ECNU)

Carol Robinson and Rongming Wang signed the new MOU on behalf of IMBeR and ECNU on 20 October 2016 at ECNU, Shanghai, China. 
Back row from left: IMBeR SSC member Ying Wu, Xiuzhen Li, Vice Director of SKLEC,Subin Wang, Deputy Director of the International Exchange Department of ECNU, Gro van der Meeren, Executive Officer of IMBER IPO and Yi Xu IMBeR RPO Deputy Executive Officer.


Previous Staff

Dr. Liuming Hu, Deputy Executive Officer, 2011-2014

Dr. Yi Xu, Deputy Executive Officer, 2014-2017

Dr. Xiaona Wang, Project Assistant Trainee, 2018-2019