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

(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

Join Us

Fill the form to join COAA community: Pay the membership fee and join us as a formal member. We appreciate your support!

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COAA Upcoming Activities

IAMES-COAA 2022 Conference
Time: 18-20 October 2022 (online)

The 9th COAA International Conference on Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Change (ICAOCC), co-organized with the IAMES 2022 Annual Conference, will be held online on 18-20 October 2022. Registration to the meeting is now open: link

COAA 2022 Summer Family & Friends Day. Come and join us!
The event will take place on June 26, 2022 (Sunday) in the Cabin John Regional Park. Please come to join us for a fabulous gathering and meet old and new friends! COAA provides foods, drinks, fruits. Let's gather together, chat with old friends, make new friends, and much more ...

Time: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, June 26, 2022
Location: Shelter I, Cabin John Regional Park, 7400 Tuckerman Lane Bethesda. (Park shelter map)

COAA Latest Newsletter

May 2021 Newsletter

COAA News or Highlights

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

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)

Sep 26, 2020 COAA Joint Fall Workshop - Paths to Successful Careers (Virtual Workshop through webex)

June 13, 2020 COAA 2020 Workshop for Early Career Grant Programs (Virtual Workshop through webex)


Jan.14, 2020 - 2020 COAA Dinner Reception during the AMS meeting at Boston, MA

Photo: 2020 AMS Dinner Photo: 2020 AMS Dinner

Sep.14, 2019 - Mid-Autumn Festival Family & Friends Day


Jul.10-12, 2019 The 8th COAA International Conference on Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Change (ICAOCC) was successfully held at NUIST (Nanjing, China). There are 11 topics and over 200 participants. This conference has been reported in the media, inluding The SKYLINE , China Meteorological Administration, and STDAILY.com


Photo: The 8th COAA conference

Feb. 9, 2019 - Celebrate the coming Chinese New Year (CNY)



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