20 students from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), University of Macau (UM), recently join the the SYSU-UM Science Platform “Zhong Shan Da Xue” Research Vessel Study Activity held in Zhuhai.

The study activity is organized by marine scientific expeditions center of Sun Yat-sen University and it is structured into lectures, lab visit and research vessel onboard study. The students firstly attend the lecture by the professors in the area of Atmospheric Sciences, Earth Sciences and Marine Sciences to learn about frontier knowledge and their application in Greater Bay Area. They also visit the Research Vessel “Zhong Shan Da Xue” to have onboard experience about the research vessel and advanced instruments and scientific experiments on atmosphere, ocean and biology. The research vessel is one of the national major comprehensive scientific marine infrastructures to undertake multi-disciplinary surface and deep ocean research. Its advanced research equipment enables scientists to process, test and analyze samples and data onboard. It also facilitates the full-depth profiling of water parameters and geological sampling at the seabed. The data will provide scientific and technological support for protection and exploitation of the South China Sea.

The students are very impressed with this ocean related popular science activity and have newest and deeper understanding of state-of-the-art scientific development in Greater Bay Area and its significance to the country.