Important Dates
dian July 1, 2016
  Online abstract submission opens
dian September 30, 2016
Extended to Oct 14, 2016
  Abstract submission closes
dian October 31, 2016
  Authors notified of acceptation and online registration opens
dian November 30, 2016
  Scientific program posted
dian January 9-11, 2017
  Symposium commences

The ocean system is undergoing rapid and dramatic changes in response to global climatic and regional anthropogenic forcings. These drivers, including primarily temperature rise, intensified stratification, ocean acidification, eutrophication, and ocean deoxygenation, may, or already has, lead to fundamental changes in marine biogeochemistry, such as the carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and iron cycles, productivity and community shifts of marine microbes, and further impacts to fishery resources. These changes are affecting a broad range of goods and services provided to humans by marine ecosystems and are causing a number of marine environmental problems, particularly in coastal regions.
To foster knowledge and ideas exchange within the marine environmental science community and, in particular, to promote interdisciplinary studies, the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science (MEL, of Xiamen University initiated the Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences (XMAS), with the overarching theme of The Changing Ocean Environment: From a Multidisciplinary Perspective. The first two symposia (, were held in Jan 2014 and Jan 2015, attracting over 800 participants from more than 100 institutions across 14 countries.
MEL is now pleased to announce that the third iteration, XMAS-III, will be held in Xiamen from January 9th to 11th, 2017. The symposium will consist of different, interconnected sessions covering physical oceanography, marine biogeochemistry, biological oceanography, and marine ecotoxicology along with workshops for emerging topics in marine environmental sciences.
We also invite youth scholars to apply for the 2017 XMU Youth Scholar Forum on Marine Environmental Science, which will be held on January 8th. Applicants will explore the frontiers of research in marine environmental science, learn the current status of XMU’s scientific research and understand the XMU’s policy for supporting youth scholars.
Founded in 2005 under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST), MEL is dedicated to interdisciplinary cutting-edge research in marine environmental sciences, ...... +MORE
Registration Login Abstract Submission


Organizers and Sponsors Co-sponsors
State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science (Xiamen University)
Department of Earth Sciences, National Natural Science Foundation of China
For iOS For Android
State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution (City University of Hong Kong)
Campus do Mar, Vigo, Spain
The Swire Institute of Marine Science, The University of Hong Kong
Villefranche Oceanographic Laboratory, University of Paris VI, France
College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, University of Delaware, USA
State Key Laboratory of Satellite Ocean Environment Dynamics (SOED)
Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Chinese Society for Oceanography