East China Normal University to host the IMBER Regional Project Office for a further three years
A ceremony to mark the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between IMBER and the East China Normal University (ECNU) was held on 20 October 2016 at ECNU in Shanghai, China. This MOU relates to the renewal to host and support the IMBER Regional Project Office (RPO) at the State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research (SKLEC) at ECNU for an additional three years. Carol Robinson, IMBER Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) Chair and Rongming Wang, ECNU Vice President, signed the MOU on behalf of IMBER and ECNU.
Others who attended the ceremony included Gro I. van der Meeren (Executive Officer of the IMBER International Project Office), Xiuzhen Li (SKLEC Vice Director), Subin Wang (Deputy Director of the International Exchange Department of ECNU), Ying Wu (IMBER SSC member) and Yi Xu and Fang Zuo from the IMBER Regional Project Office.
The RPO plays an important role in ensuring the implementation of the IMBER project goals, focusing particularly on IMBER science in the Asia Pacific region and continental margin research.