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

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.

Read more here.

COAA 2015 Spring Workshop

Apr. 26, 2015, College Park On April 26, 2015, COAA held its 2015Annual Science Workshop at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. More than 70 scientists and students from NOAA, NASA, WMO, local and abroad universities and private company attended this event.

Read more here.

COAA Colorado Chapter is established in April 2015

April 16 2015, Boulder, CO Drs. Bill Kuo and Laura Pan, both from NCAR, organized a special COAA Lunch Social Event at the Lee Yuan Chinese Cuisine in Boulder. Bill Kuo then proposed to establish a Colorado Chapter, which would organize future local COAA activities to promote networking and connections among Chinese American scientists and engineers. Bill's proposal received enthusiastic responses. More than 10 participants volunteer to work for COAA Colorado Chapter in various functions.

For details: Please read more here.

COAA 2015 Annual Meeting and Chinese New Year Luncheon

March 8th, Maryland To celebrate the Chinese New Year as well as to welcome the new COAA board members and recognize 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.