Chinese-American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (COAA)


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

To network ocean and atmosphere professionals in establishing a forum based on common interests;

To facilitate professional contacts;

To improve qualification and occupational opportunities.

COAA News

The AGU Leadership Development committee and section leaders have announced the candidates for the 2018 AGU Leadership Election Three Chinese-American are listed as candidates this year: Dr. Hui Su as Secretary Candidate of Atmospheric Sciences, Dr. Wenhong Li as Secretary Candidate of Global Environmental Change and, Dr. Yuhe Tony Song as President-elect Candidate of AGU Natural Hazards. Here, we would like to encourage COAA members to voice out by participating elections actively.

Instruction of vote: 1) Please ensure that your AGU membership and section affiliations are up to date by 1 August 2018 so that you will be eligible to vote (30 days, 27 August through 25 September).

2) Watch your email on 27 August for instructions from AGU election vendor, SBS, or go to elections.agu.org and click the button to receive a personalized link to the ballot.

COAA Upcoming Activities

Aug 25, 2018 - 1st Young Scientist Workshop

The workshop aims to provide an opportunity for students and young scholars to enhance their presentation/communication skills and to forge professional relationships through their interactions with senior scientists and all participants. Current graduate students and those who obtained their Ph.D. within the last 10 years are eligible to present, but all COAA members are invited to attend.

To participate, please submit an abstract to the workshop coordinators, Dr. Fei Liu (liuf1010@gmail.com) or Dr. Hui Xu (xhradi@gmail.com)

TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (U.S. EDT).

LOCATION: ESSIC Conference room, Suite 4102, 5825 University Court, College Park, MD 20740.

The workshop agenda will be announced on August 15, 2018

COAA Recent Activities

May 12, 2018 - Ping Pang tournament

(partially funded by the company ERT)


Photo: 2018 PingPang Photo: 2018 PingPang

May 5, 2018 - Spring workshop held at ESSIC building, University of Maryland.

Please read Zhibo Zhang's slide "How to write bad proposals" at here
Photo: 2018 Spring Seminar Photo: Presenters

April 14, 2018 - March for Science joining in AGU members at Washington DC. See more news and photos through NBCwashington.com (in particular the 5th and 12th)


Photo: March for Science Photo: March for Science

2018 March for Science joining in AGU members at Washington DC (left), COAA memebers are interviewed by the nature conservancy (right)

COAA Recent Newsletter

July 2018 Newsletter is available Click here

COAA Statement on Stereotyping and Targeting of Chinese Students and Academics

Feb. 21, 2018 Recently the FBI director Chris Wray said, in a recent Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, regarding the Chinese students and scholars being "a whole-of-society threat" to U.S. security. Wray's comments were made in response to Senator Marco Rubio's question about the "counter-intelligence risk" that Chinese students and scholars pose to U.S. national security. Such view has caused serious concerns and strong condemnations from many Chinese-American communities, organizations, and individuals. To express our view on this matter and in solidarity with other Chinese-American communities, COAA has issued the statement. We also strongly encourage each member to contact their senators and congress representatives.

14 Chinese-American community organizations call for Meeting with FBI Director Christopher Wray .

If you would like to support the effort of these 14 organizations, you can sign the form .


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