Chinese-American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (COAA)

Welcome to the Chinese-American
Oceanic and Atmospheric Association

What is COAA

The Chinese-American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (COAA) is a non-profit and charitable organization (Combined Federal Campaign Agency Designation No. 60027) that operates under the Public Benefit Corporation Law for scientific purposes. Elected yearly at annual meetings, the Board of Directors consists of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Ocean and Atmosphere Program Chairs, and Directors in Membership, Publicity, and Publication. Special Committees and Regional Coordinators are assigned by the Board to promote membership drive and networking in areas outside of Washington DC.

COAA Mission

Our mission at COAA is:

  • To network ocean and atmosphere professionals in establishing a forum based on common interests;
  • To facilitate professional contacts;
  • And to improve qualification and occupational opportunities.

COAA calls for CFC donation. COAA's Combined Federal Campaign Agency Designation is No. 60027


Message from the 2015 COAA president Dr. Jin Huang to all COAA members and friends.

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COAA 2015 Spring Workshop

Apr. 26, 2015, College Park To foster the communication among Chinese Americans working in atmospheric and oceanic areas, COAA is pleased to announce the 2015 COAA Annual Workshop that will take place on April 26 (Sunday) at the ESSIC Building, College Park, MD 20740. To help us organize the event better, please help register your attendance at the on-line form.

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COAA 2015 Annual Meeting and Chinese New Year Luncheon

March 8th, Maryland To celebrate theChinese New Year as well as to welcome the new COAA board members andrecognize contributions of our retiring board members, COAA is pleased to organize a COAA Chinese New Year luncheon at March 8th. Read more here.

COAA/NOAA 2015 Chinese New Year Luncheon

Feburary 20th, Maryland COAA is co-hosting a Chinese New Year Luncheon with NOAA Chinese American Association in Silver Spring, MD. We would like to invite all of you in the Washington DC area to this luncheon/party to celebrate the Chinese New Year with our Chinese colleagues and friends. Read more here.

COAA 2014 AGU Banquet

Dec 2014, San Francisco Following a successful Chinese-American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (COAA) Dinner Party last year at AGU in San Francisco, COAA is pleased to announce the upcoming COAA Banquet during this year's AGU meeting on Thursday evening (6pm-10pm, Dec. 18 2014). For details, please read the announcement.

Sep. 31, 2014, Bethesda COAA FALL 2014 BBQ& Poutluck FAMILY & FRIEND DAY, 11 am - 3 pm, at Cabin John Park, 7400 Tuckerman Lane Bethesda.

COAA 2014 Spring Science Workshop

May 3 2014, College Park COAA held its 2014 Spring Science Workshop at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. The workshop was well participated by scientists from NASA, NOAA, and universities. For details: Please read more here.

Feb. 7, 2014, Silver Spring NOAA Chinese American Association in Celebrating the Year of the Horse. COAA and NOAA Chinese American Association (NOAA CAA) successfully held a buffet luncheon party to celebrate Chinese New Year at NOAA's Science Center.

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