We are very grateful for the generous support provided by the following sponsors:

 State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research (SKLEC)East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai, China hosts and treasures the well-known State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research (SKLEC). SKLEC has a long history of research and training inestuarine and coastal sciences and their applications. The research focuses mainly in three core areas: (1) estuarine evolution and sedimentation dynamics; (2) coastal dynamic geomorphology and dynamic sedimentary processes; and (3) estuarine and coastal ecology and environment. With the establishment of the School of Marine Science in October 2016, SKLEC will move further into the oceanography field, and will dedicate its research and education to advancing the science and technologies in observing, understanding and predicting shelf seas and oceans.
 Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology (previously KORDI – Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute), is the only comprehensive ocean research organization in Korea and has led the development of marine science and technology within the nation. Since its establishment in 1973, it has played a pivotal role in improving Korea’s focus on the development and promotion of marine knowledge, exploitation of marine resources, and preservation of marine environment, and thus utilize potentials in ocean for the future of Korea.