Established in March 2005, the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science (Xiamen University) (MEL) is sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST). It was categorized as an excellent state key laboratory during a nation-wide review sponsored by the MOST in 2010.
MEL is dedicated to cutting-edge research on global change. Emphasizing fundamental and interdisciplinary research, and utilizing technological innovation, MEL’s focus is on marine biogeochemistry and its interactions with the marine ecosystem. The ultimate goal of MEL is to be an internationally recognized institution in advanced marine environmental science and a platform for talents fostering and academic cooperation.