State Key Laboratory of Satellite Ocean Environment Dynamics (SOED) was constructed since July 2006 and was approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology in December 2009. SOED was established on the existing Laboratory of Ocean Dynamic Processes and Satellite Oceanography (LOPSO), gathering talents of various disciplines of physical oceanography, marine remote sensing and marine ecological environment at the Second Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources.
Motivated by vital national needs for protecting maritime rights and interests and for disaster prevention and mitigation, and with the goals of improving technology and theory used for establishing marine environmental monitoring and prediction systems, the staff at SOED carry out research on marine environment dynamics, with an effort to build a marine science and technology platform with highlighted features and distinctive international influences. There are three main research themes at SOED: i) Marine Satellite Remote Sensing Technology and Application, ii) Ocean Dynamic Processes and Marine Eco-environment, and iii) Ocean Circulation and Climate Change. Also, four public platforms have been constructed: National Marine Satellite Ground Station, China Argo Real-time Data Center, Marine Instrument Sharing Platform, and Computing and Data Sharing Center. These public platforms not only provide marine observation data and analysis to researchers at SOED, but the data, material and equipment of these platforms are open to marine laboratories nationwide.
There are approximately 110 members work at SOED, including two academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), one academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), four members of high-level oversea talents, one member funded by “the Distinguished Young Scientist of NFSC,” three members by “Excellent Young Scientist of NFSC”, one “Young Science and Technology Innovation Leader,” and more than 20 members of provincial and ministerial talents programs. SOED has built a well-structured scientific team, with highly qualified senior staff as academic leaders and talented young scientists as the backbone.
Three research groups focusing on Hydrometeorology, Ocean Remote Sensing and Coastal Zone were established.
Led Sino-Japan Joint Study on the Kuroshio Dynamics.
The Satellite Ground Station (Hangzhou) was established.
Su Jilan was elected as CAS Academician.
Su Jilan was elected as the chairman of the IOC for the Western Pacific
The project of “Sino-Japan Comprehensive Study of the Kuroshio” won the second prize of National Science & Technology Progress Award
The project of “Application of Synthetic Aperture Radar in Oceanography” won the third prize of National Science & Technology Progress Award
The Key Laboratory of Ocean Dynamics and Satellite Oceanography of State Oceanic Administration was established.
Academician Su Jilan was elected as the chairman of IOC.
Pan Delu was elected as CAE Academician
The China Argo Program was initiated
Academician Pan Delu was awarded the Special Prize of National Science & Technology Progress Award
State Key Laboratory of Satellite Ocean Environment Dynamics (SOED) was approved by the Most, with Chen Dake as the founding director.
The“Sugon”Computer Cluster was listed in the top 50 of the country.
The lab was moved to the new office building.
State Key Laboratory of Satellite Ocean Environment Dynamics passed the acceptance inspection by the MoST.
The Marine Instruments Sharing Platform was appreciated by Ministry of Finance.
The project of “Research and Application of Satellite Remote Sensing Key Technology of Coastal Complex Water Environment” won the second prize of National Science & Technology Progress Award.
The research team of SOED was honored the Creative Research Group granted by the MoST.
The research team of SOED was honored the Creative Research Group granted by NSFC.
Chen Dake was elected as CAS Academician.
Four public facilities of SOED were officially operated at Lin’an Base of SIO.