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Jan. 6th-9th, 2019; Xiamen, China
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Open for Abstract Submission



We are pleased to announce that the Fourth Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences (XMAS-IV) is open for abstract submissions. XMAS is a biannual international symposium series held in Xiamen, China, with the overarching theme of “The Changing Ocean Environment: From a Multidisciplinary Perspective”. The symposium consists of different, interconnected sessions covering physical oceanography, marine biogeochemistry, biological oceanography, geological oceanography, and marine ecotoxicology along with workshops for emerging topics in marine environmental sciences.


The fourth iteration, XMAS-IV, will be held from Jan 6th to 9th, 2019 in Xiamen, China. We are now calling for abstract submissions for the 27 sessions.


Early-career participants who are interested in joining Xiamen University as faculty or postdoc research associate are invited to apply for the recruitment-oriented special reception ( held on Jan 10th, 2019. Travel funds will be awarded to those accepted applicants. The applicant should have obtained his/her Ph.D. degree within the last 10 years and/or expected to obtain his/her Ph.D. degree within one year.


Please submit your XMAS-IV abstract and the Special Reception application through:


Submission Deadline: August 31st, 2018


Confirmed Keynote Speakers (To be updated)

Eileen Hofmann, Old Dominion University, USA

Ken Johnson, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, USA

Jack Middelburg, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Christopher M. Reddy, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA

Ellen Thomas, Yale University, USA


Important Dates

Jun 15, 2018: Abstract Submission and Special Reception Applications Open

Aug 31, 2018: Abstract Submission and Special Reception Applications Closed

Sep 30, 2018: Abstract Acceptance Notification

Oct 1-31,2018: Registration

Nov 15, 2018: Scientific Program Announced

Jan 6-9, 2019: Conference

Jan 10, 2019: Special Reception


Symposium Venue

XMU Science and Art Center, Siming Campus, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China


Scientific Advisory Committee

Chair: Minhan Dai

Members: Robert Aller, Sophie Bonnet, Chris Bowler, Bojie Fu, Ken Furuya, Jianping Gan, Nianzhi Jiao, Paul Lam, Cindy Lee, Kitack Lee, Zhiyu Liu, Lisa Miller, David Mohrig, Mark Moline, Bo Qiu, Tom Rippeth, Robin Robertson, Walker Smith, Curtis Suttle, Gray Williams


Local Organizing Committee

Chair: Zhiyu Liu

Members: Zhimian Cao, Xiaolin Li, Yawei Luo, Jian Ma, Dalin Shi, Bingbing Wang and Fengling Yu


Organizers and Sponsors

State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science (Xiamen University)

Department of Earth Sciences, National Natural Science Foundation of China



Bangor University, UK

China-ASEAN College of Marine Sciences

College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, University of Delaware, USA

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Tasmania, Australia

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

SCOR China

State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution, City University of Hong Kong

Surface Ocean - Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS)

University of Malaya, Malaysia

Virginia Institute of Marine Science, USA



Ying Huang             +86-592-2181571 (XMAS-IV)
Suwei Weng     +86-592-2183033 (Special Reception)