Chinese-American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (COAA)

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Oceanic and Atmospheric Association


Photo: COAA 2013 AGU reception

COAA 2013 AGU reception

Co-organized by Chinese-American Ocean and Atmosphere Association (COAA) and Peking University (PKU)

What is COAA

The Chinese-American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (COAA) is a non-profit and charitable organization (Combined Federal Campaign Agency Designation No. 7854) 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


COAA News

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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Feb, 2014, Atlanta After the great success of previous COAA AMS Receptions, COAA is very pleased to organize the COAA 2014 AMS Reception at the 94th AMS Annual Meeting in Atlanta, to thank you very much for your kind and continuous support to COAA's development. Please save the date and time: 6:30 pm — 8:30 pm, February 4, 2014. More information will be available through COAA emails.

COAA 2014 Annual Meeting

January 2013, College Park On January 25th 2014, the Chinese-American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (COAA) held an annual meeting at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. The event started with the extraordinary lectures given by two new honorary members: academician Yihui Ding of the China”Ēs National Climate Center and Dr. William Lau of the NASA/GSFC.

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COAA 2013 Best Dissertation Award

Dec 2013, Maryland Following the successful launch of the COAA's best dissertation award last year, we will continue to select the best dissertations and make it annually with the following revisions: Read more here.

COAA 2013 AGU Dinner Party

Dec 2013, San Francisco COAA and the atmospheric alumni of Peking University will co-organize a banquet dinner party during the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco. The dinner party is intended to foster friendship, communication and networking among the fellow Chinese professionals attending the conference and to celebrate for those who are honored in the AGU: Read more here.

COAA 2013 Convened the 6th International Conference on Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Change in Hong Kong

Aug 19-21 2013, Hong Kong The Chinese-American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (COAA), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and the Hong Kong Meteorological Society (HKMS) are pleased to announce that the 6th International Conference on Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Change will be held on the campus of CUHK during August 19~21, 2013 in Hong Kong, China. For details: Please read more here.

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