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.
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 was started in 1993 by a group ambitious scientists. Please read an article pulished in Washington Chinese Daily News by previous COAA president, Hsing-hua (Eddie) Shih, to celebrate COAA's 25th anniversary
COAA Upcoming Activities
COAA Recent Activities
Feb. 9, 2019 - Celebrate the coming Chinese New Year (CNY)
Dec. 10, 2018 - 2018 AGU fall meeting banquet at Washington DC
Sep. 15, 2018 - Fall Picnic
Aug 25, 2018 - 1st Young Scientist Workshop
May 12, 2018 - Ping Pang tournament
(partially funded by the company ERT)
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
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)
COAA Recent Newsletter
Mar 2019 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.sign the form .