The Sixth Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences (XMAS-VI) will be held in Xiamen, China from Jan 9th to 12th, 2023. The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) is pleased to announce the call for proposals of scientific sessions, workshops, town halls and other events.
XMAS-VI will be held as a hybrid format (virtually and in-person) due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
Theme of XMAS-VI
Multidisciplinary and Solution Sciences for a Sustainable and Healthy Ocean
Proposal Submission Timeline
² Jun 15, 2022 Session/Event Proposal Submission Closes
² Jul 1, 2022 Session/Event Proposal Acceptance Notification
² Jul 10, 2022 Abstract Submission Opens
² Limited financial support will be available to subsidize registration for accepted proposals.
Scientific session proposals:
² Session proposals with broad scopes are encouraged.
² Session proposals with strong overlaps might be merged to minimize repetition.
² Sessions with a limited number of accepted abstracts might be merged.
² Co-conveners from diverse institutions are encouraged.
² Conveners can submit abstracts to their own session as well as other session.
² Events include but not limited to town halls, workshops, social events, etc.
² Town hall proposals should include a list of proposed speakers if applicable.
² Workshop may focus on hot research topics, emerging research questions, skill training/development, student and early career resources, or others.
The SAC/LOC will review the submitted proposals and may suggest revisions if needed.
Information Required in the Proposal
² Relevance to the main theme of XMAS-VI
² Session/Event Title
² Session/Event Description – maximum 400 words, including focus, scope and objectives
² Name, affiliation and email of each co-convener
² Name, affiliation and email of speakers to be invited (if any)
How to Submit Proposal
1) Register at https://melmeeting.xmu.edu.cn/xmas
2) Log in with your registered account
3) Submit session/event proposal
Please submit your proposal by Jun 15, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact the LOC or Secretary of XMAS-VI via email.
Organizers and Sponsors
State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen University
Department of Earth Sciences, National Natural Science Foundation of China
Co-sponsors (To be updated)
Basic Science Center for Marine Carbon Pumps and Biogeochemical Processes
China-ASEAN College of Marine Sciences, Xiamen University Malaysia
Chinese Society of Oceanography
College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, University of Delaware
College of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Xiamen University
College of the Environment and Ecology, Xiamen University
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Malaya
Ocean Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution, City University of Hong Kong
State Key Laboratory of Satellite Ocean Environment Dynamics
Surface Ocean - Lower Atmosphere Study
Swire Institute of Marine Science, University of Hong Kong
Taiwan Ocean University
Scientific Advisory Committee (To be updated)
Chair: Minhan Dai
Eric Achterberg Chris Bowler Annalisa Bracco Fei Chai Tai-Wen Hsu Zhengtang Guo Nianzhi Jiao Kenneth Mei Yee Leung Paul Liu Christelle Not Lim Phaik Eem Francois Primeau Hiroaki Saito Dalin Shi Fabrice Veron
Local Organizing Committee
Chair: Zhimian Cao
Xing Jian, Feili Li, Xin Lin, Xin Liu, Jian Ma, Yuan Shen, Weilei Wang, Weiwei You, Yue Zheng, Xudong Zhu, Jiayu Guo (Student Delegate)
To promote interdisciplinary studies in marine environmental science and to foster the next generation of ocean scientists, the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen University (MEL) initiated the first Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences (XMAS) in 2014. Since then, XMAS has grown to become one of the largest international conferences in the field of marine sciences in Asia and acts as a hotspot to exchange research interests in global and regional oceans.
In its sixth iteration, XMAS-VI will be held in Xiamen from January 9th to 12th, 2023 with the theme focusing on Multidisciplinary and Solution Sciences for a Sustainable and Healthy Ocean. The symposium will consist of various interconnected sessions covering physical oceanography, marine biogeochemistry, biological oceanography, geological oceanography, and marine ecotoxicology along with workshops and other events for emerging topics in marine environmental sciences such as ocean-based carbon removal, ocean sustainability, etc.
MEL was established in 2005 under sponsorship from the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST). It has been awarded the Excellent State Key Laboratory in two recent consecutive official reviews by MOST. MEL is dedicated to interdisciplinary cutting-edge research in marine environmental sciences, with particular strengths in marine biogeochemistry and ecosystem studies.
Originally known as Amoy, Xiamen is a coastal city renowned for her rich cultural relics, pleasant climate, beautiful natural scenery, and long history of international commerce. Xiamen is located on the southeast coast of China and has a monsoonal humid subtropical climate characterized by mild and dry winters, with an average temperature around 15 °C (59 °F) in January.
Mar 30, 2022: Call for Session/Event Proposals Begins
Jun 15, 2022: Call for Session/Event Proposals Ends
Jul 1, 2022: Session/Event Proposal Acceptance Notification
Jul 10, 2022: Abstract Submission Begins
Sep 30, 2022: Abstract Submission Closes
Oct 25-Nov 25, 2022: Registration
Nov 30, 2022: Scientific Program Postsed
Jan 9-12, 2023: Conference
Ms. Ying Huang, Secretary of XMAS-VI