Celebrating 30 Years of Chinese-American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (COAA):

The 9th COAA International Conference will be held in Singapore, July 27-29, 2023

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

(i) To promote the studies of ocean- and atmosphere-related sciences and technologies and to make the results of such studies available to the public;

(ii) To advance the various oceanic and atmospheric disciplines through professional interactions;

(iii) To promote collaborations with other national and international scientific and technical societies in broadening the usefulness of oceanic and atmospheric sciences related professions;

(iv) To facilitate professional and social contacts among its members;

(v) To improve the qualifications of its members for occupational opportunities.

COAA History

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

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Congratulations to AGU Fellows!

Congratulations to AGU section Award Winners!

Congratulations to AMS Fellows and Award Winners!
Please join us in congratulating this year's new AMS fellows and award winners in our community.

COAA members Bin Wang is the leading author for a paper in Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society titled, "MonsoonsinClimate Change".

Dr. Zhanqing Li Joins National Research Council's Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate
Congratulations to Professor Zhangqing Li of University of Maryland, College Park, who has been appointed to the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate of the National Academies. Professor Li is a long-time member of COAA and served as the President of COAA in 2013.

In Memory of Professor Kuo-Nan Liou
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Prof. Kuo-Nan Liou, an honorary member and strong supporter of COAA, on Saturday, March 20, 2021. As a prominent international academic leader in the field of atmospheric sciences, Prof. Liou actively participated in COAA activities and was a steadfast advocate for Chinese-American oceanographers and atmospheric scientists. He has provided tremendous amounts of guidance and advice to early-career and mid-career scientists in both academics and personal life. His wisdom has been and will always be a great treasure for Chinese-American scientists. He will be greatly missed by all of us.

COAA March 2021 Reserch Highlights
Chinese-American Climate Scientist Mingfang Ting Rides the (Rossby) Wave of Discovery.

COAA Recent Activities

The 9th COAA International Conference, 2023 in Singapore
Time: July 27-29, 2023

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2022 COAA Dinner Reception during the AGU meeting
Chicago, Dec.14, 2022, 6:30-9:30pm (CDT)

Let's gather together, chat with old friends, make new firends, and much more...

Inaugural COAA Distinguished Lecture features Dr. Mian Chin
Time: Nov. 21, 2022, 8-9pm EST (Virtual meeting through webex)

COAA 2022 Summer Family & Friends Day.
Time: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, June 26, 2022

Location: Shelter I, Cabin John Regional Park, 7400 Tuckerman Lane Bethesda. (Park shelter map)

Photo: 2020 AMS Dinner Photo: 2020 AMS Dinner

COAA 2022 Annual Meeting
Time: Feb 26, 2022 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT (Virtual meeting through webex)

Fall Virtual Seminar: Career Paths in Earth Science
Time: September 25, 2021 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT (Virtual meeting through webex)

June 26, 2021 1:00-3:00 PM EST COAA workshop "Conversation with NSF Program Managers" (Virtual meeting through webex)

Jan 30, 2021 1:00-4:15 PM EST COAA 2021 Annual Meeting (Virtual meeting through webex)