Nature of the Partnership
The Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University, was established in 1957. It is the first institute for estuarine and coastal research in China. The Institute consists of six divisions: estuarine research, coastal research, sedimentology, exploitation of coastal resources, remote sensing applications, environmental change and disaster studies, together with an information center, central laboratory, and physical modeling laboratory. The Institute is a key national training base for senior researchers and managers in the field of estuarine and coastal studies. Since 1979, 45 M.Sc., 15 Ph.D. students and 7 post-doctoral researchers have completed their research in the Institute. Currently there are 10 M.Sc. and 11 Ph.D. students studying within the Institute.