The South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (SCSIO)
Founded in January 1959, The South China Sea
Institute of Oceanology (SCSIO) is one of the
largest marine research institutes in China, and
one of the Chinese Academy of Science knowledge
generating institute. It has 388 staff member,
47 research scientists, 43 Ph.D ¨Cadvising
Professors. SCSIO is featured by a postdoctoral
research station and a Ph.D degree program in
fields of Marine Biology, Physical Oceanography,
Marine Geology, Marine Chemistry, and Marine
1.Homepage in English: http://www.scsio.ac.cn/scsio/default.htm
2.Homepage in Chinese: http://www.scsio.ac.cn/
3.Backup homepage for prosec2008:
There is a possibility of publishing selected
porsec2008 papers in the International Journal of Remote
Guangzhou is the capital city of Guangdong, and the
center of its political, economic, scientific,
educational and cultural life. Sui (Ears of Rice) is
short for Guangzhou and the City of Ram (Yang Cheng) is
also an alias of Guangzhou. The kapok is the city flower
and the kapok tree is the city tree of Guangzhou.
Covering an area of 7434.4 square kilometers (2870
square miles), Guangzhou is home to more than 11 million
people, including a 3.7 million transitory population.
With the opening of China to the outside world, a large
number of people from other regions of China swarmed
into Guangzhou, one of the first ¡°open¡± cities in China.
This has accelerated its economic development.
Guangzhou is a famous historical city. In ancient days,
Guangzhou was the capital city for three Chinese
dynasties: the Nan Yue (South Yue), the Nan Han (South
Han) and the Nanming (South Ming). Thus it was put in
the list of the 24 most famous historical cultural
cities and became a tourist destination. You can not
understand most Chinese cities deeply until you know
their history. This is true of Guangzhou. Many historic
sights: the Western Han Nanyue King's Tomb Museum, the
Zhenhai Tower and the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall tell us
the 2,000-year history of Guangzhou.
Today, Guangzhou retains its ancient customs, but is
also a large city full of vigor and current fashions.
You can find something worth taking home in Shangxia Jiu
Lu, Beijing Lu and Di Shi Fu Lu. Trying Yue Cai
(Cantonese Cuisine), one of eight Chinese famous
cuisines, is definitely a must in Guangzhou! Eat
delicious food with ingredients you have never heard of.
Guangzhou is located in the middle south of Guangdong
Province, north of the Pearl River Delta. It lies close
to the South China Sea, Hong Kong, and Macau. Zhujiang
(The Pearl River), the third largest river of China,
runs through Guangzhou and is navigable to the South
China Sea. Situated in such an excellent geographical
region, Guangzhou is called China¡¯s South Gate. Hotel
facilities and service in Guangzhou are fine, and
transportation in Guangzhou is more and more convenient.
Guangzhou is famous as a hometown for overseas Chinese.
It boasts the largest population of overseas Chinese
people. These overseas Chinese do a great deal of good
for Guangzhou: opening international markets, bridging
Guangzhou and the rest of the world, and establishing
many schools, hospitals, nurseries, kindergartens and
rest homes in Guangzhou.