The University of Macau’s (UM) maritime big data research team, led by Vice Rector (Academic Affairs) Lionel Ni, recently held its first meeting with experts from the Macao SAR government’s Policy Research Office.

During the meeting, Ni said that UM’s research team, which is formed by researchers in the fields of science and technology, law, social sciences, and economics, is currently collecting maritime big data in order to enhance the management of Macao’s maritime areas.

Mi Jian, chief advisor to the Policy Research Office, said that maritime planning must be carried out with a full understanding of Macao’s maritime situation, adding that maritime planning involves the studies of the various possibilities of Macao’s maritime areas. He added that currently there are some key issues and challenges in maritime planning that are related to disaster prevention and biophysical environment. He mentioned that some experts have proposed installing tide gates in the coastal area of Macao to lower the impact of storm surge on the Inner Harbour.

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Source: Communications Office

UM and experts from Policy Research Office provide suggestions on maritime planning

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