The University of Macau (UM), the Institute of Oceanology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and the Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory (Zhuhai) (SML-Zhuhai) today (17 June) co-organised the second conference on marine science and technology innovation and sustainable development strategy. Held in a format that combines online and in-person elements, the event took place in UM’s Research Building and attracted over 100 participants.
During the event, nearly 20 scholars of oceanography had in-depth discussions on issues such as marine disaster prevention, marine environment and climate in the context of carbon neutrality, the world as a community connected by oceans, and sustainable development. The event is expected to build on each institution’s research strengths, deepen cooperation in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and jointly build a centre for the modern marine industry.
According to UM Rector Yonghua Song, as the only public comprehensive university in Macao, UM has the responsibility to support diversified development in Macao and contribute to the marine development of the Greater Bay Area and China. The university has been actively conducting research in the field of oceanography. In 2019 UM established the Centre for Regional Oceans to promote exchange and collaboration between mainland China and Portuguese-speaking countries in the field of oceanography.