Conference 2016

International Conference on Underwater Science, Technology and Education 2016

Aug 7-12,2016 @Hongkong

Introduction

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Mission

Mission

Through scientific safety diving education, we aim to foster a true partnership among marine scientists and engineers who design, build, and use novel instruments and systems to elevate underwater research, ocean survey and exploration capabilities in order to better serve marine environmental science research, innovative technological development and underwater diving safety; and, at the same time, promote and raise the standards for scientific diving certification and operation, enhance underwater scientific development in the Greater China region; promote worldwide collaboration; and heighten public awareness in protecting the ocean.

Objectives

Objectives

• To enhance our knowledge and pursue exploration of the complexity of the marine environment in innovative ways;

• To elevate the underwater safety and exploration technological level to better serve marine ecological surveying, ocean exploration and underwater safety; and

• To nurture innovative talents with the ability for underwater research.

To better explore and protect the ocean, we need to understanding more about it. Marine scientists should first complete the process of seeing the ocean by eyes, exploring the ocean by sensors, going into the ocean by boat and diving in the ocean by themselves, and then studying the ocean and making a significant breakthrough in a broader area. To popularize this concept, the International Conference on Underwater Science, Technology and Education (ICUSTE) 2016 is organized by the State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution, City University of Hong Kong (CityU), which will take place in Hong Kong SAR from 7th to 12th August, 2016. We continue our mission to provide high quality, interactive teaching and NEW learning experiences (including diving skills training, lectures, and equipment demonstration) to the participants. The ICUSTE acts as a platform for young researchers, engineers and students to freely discuss cutting-edge underwater research and to provide them with valuable opportunities to carry out in-depth exchange with experts in marine environmental science, oceanography and engineering. The conference aims to promote the underwater research through the innovative diving equipment and technology, foster the true peer partnership/relationship among marine environmental scientists, oceanographers and engineers to design, develop and deploy state-of-the-art instruments and equipment to explore the complex marine environment and enhance marine science research in innovative ways.

Organizers

Organizers

Organizers

•State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution, City University of Hong Kong (SKLMP)

•Shenzhen Key Laboratory for the Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity (SUMB), Research Centre for the Oceans and Human Health, City University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Research Institute (CityU SRI)

Co-organizer

Co-organizer

•Division of Earth Sciences, National Natural Science Foundation of China

•State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Sciences, Xiamen University

•State Key Joint Laboratory of Environment Simulation and Pollution Control

•Institute of Oceanology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

•Shangdong Key Laboratory in Marine Environmental Engineering, Ocean University of China

•Lingnan Normal University

Members of Organizing Committee (listed in alphabetical order):

 

Dr. Yucheng CHAI, Division of Earth Sciences, National Natural Science Foundation of China
Dr. Leo L. CHAN, State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution, City University of Hong Kong
Dr. Limin FENG, State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution, City University of Hong Kong
Prof. Yonggang JIA, Shangdong Key Laboratory in Marine Environmental Engineering, Ocean University of China
Prof. Paul K.S. LAM, State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution, City University of Hong Kong
Dr. Maggie Y.L. MAK, State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution, City University of Hong Kong
Mr. Bing WANG, Guangdong Ocean University Shenzhen Research Institute
Dr. Jiajun WU, State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution, City University of Hong Kong
Prof. Dongxing YUAN, State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Sciences, Xiamen University

Prof. Meng ZHOU, Institute of Oceanology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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Conference Secretariat (listed in alphabetical order):

Ms. Hui MA, Shenzhen Key Laboratory for the Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity, City University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Research Institute;

Ms. May NG, State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution, City University of Hong Kong;

Ms. Rong TAN, Shenzhen Key Laboratory for the Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity, City University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Research Institute;

Mr. Reece WARTENBERG, State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution, City University of Hong Kong;

Program

program

Invited Speakers

  • Alina M. Szmant, University of North Carolina Wilmington & American Academy of Under-water Sciences

Respiration, Photosynthesis and Calcification Using A Diver Deployed In Situ Respirometer: CISME (Coral In Situ MEtabolism)

  • Jouni Leinikki, European Scientific Diving Committee

Demonstration of the use of Alltab tablet computer together with the GPS and Internet buoy

  • Bing Wang, Guangdong Ocean University Shenzhen Research Institute

Coral Reef Fauna in Shenzhen and Hong Kong 

  • K.T. Wo, Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region,

Coral Monitoring in Hong Kong

  • Stan Shea, Bloom Association

Registration

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*Payment method will be announced soon.

      • Registration fee included (1) Training fee, (2) Rental of equipment, (3) Certificate, (4) Transportation between symposium venue, (5) Accommodation, (6) Lunch and graduation dinner, and (7) Symposium T-shirt

 

      • Overseas or mainland participants are responsible for both their travel to and from Hong Kong and any expenses not covered above
      • Local participants are responsible for any expenses not covered above

 

      • Any profit generated from the symposium will be donated to “The Spin Kid” Project to support students with financial difficulties

 

      • No. of participants (selected on a first-come first-serve basis)

                 26 men and 16 women
If the minimum number of participants is not reached, the organizer reserves the right to cancel the symposium.

      • Best Student Awards (Number: 2), offering a 50% discount of registration fee (on a reimbursement basis)

 

      • Please kindly fill in and return the registration form by email:

Email: huima3-x@my.cityu.edu.hk

Safety Notes and Requirement

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  • Water assessment for non-certified diver (swimming for 200 m and water treading for 10 mins)
  • Participants are required to fill in and return the following forms by email before joining the IDEAS 2016.
    •   Medical statement (If there is any “Yes” to questions on the medical statement, please consult your doctor before joining our courses for safety purposes);
    •   Liability release;
    •   Statement of standard safety; and
    •   Payment

(Please download Application form at "Forms for download")

(Please download Registration and Payment Form at "Forms for download")

(Please download Safety_Statement_of_Understanding at "Forms for download")

(Please download medical_statement at "Forms for download")

(Please download LIABILITY RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT at "Forms for download")

Symposium Venue

  • Academic Building 1 (AC1), CityU
  • Hong Kong Baptist Assembly
  • Address
    • Academic Building 1 (AC1), CityU
    • Hong Kong Baptist Assembly

Accommodation and Transportation

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Accommodation

Group Hostels All participants will stay in the group hostels with one 26-bed unit, one 12-bed unit and one 4-bed unit of Hong Kong Baptist Assembly. Participants of same gender will share one group hostel.
Check in/out: Check-in 7/08/2016; Check-out 12/08/2016

Transportation

  • *The diving boat will depart the Sai Kung Public Pier
    at 08:45 am.

Hospitality

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Hospitality

*Other meals at your own cost

Contact us

Address:
State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution
City University of Hong Kong
B1705, Academic 1
83 Tat Chee Avenue
Hong Kong

Email: huima3-x@my.cityu.edu.hk
Tel: +852 3442 9439/3442 6504;  + 86 755 86581601
Fax: +852 3442 0524