The China–Sri Lanka Joint Center for Education and Research (CSL-CER), one of the nine overseas institutions of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), releases its introduction video recently.
The center, founded in August 2015, is a joint research organization supported by China and Sri Lanka focusing on the Indian Ocean.
The Indian Ocean is the third-largest ocean and is thus very important in oceanographic research. The Indo-Pacific warm pool is the energy center of the world’s oceans, where the strongest global mass and energy exchanges occur. The tremendous thermal potential of the Indo-Pacific warm pool has an important impact on climate variability in Southeast Asia and serves as a major source for low-frequency dynamic wave trains, as well as the ‘bridge’ influence of the tropical Indian Ocean and the eastern Pacific Ocean on the East Asian monsoon, a phenomenon controlling disasters such as drought, flooding, and typhoons in China, and regulating global climate change.
CSL-CER has conducted a series of research activities, including an annual scientific expedition to the eastern Indian Ocean, with many kinds of instruments installed for monsoon and ocean observation.
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