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


COAA-SCC 2015 Fall Workshop

September 26th, Los Angeles, CA COAA Southern California Chapter (SCC) will host an annual workshop at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Sep. 26. The theme of this year's workshop is Career Planning and Development Read more here.

COAA co-convened 2016 AMS Session

Jan 2016, New Orleans, LA We would like to draw your attention to a COAA co-sponsored and co-convened joint session, entitled "Part II of Special Sessions on US-International Partnerships: Joint Research and Coordinated Observations in Hydrometeorology, Extremes and High-Impact Events in the US and Asia," as a part of the upcoming 2016 AMS Annual Meeting to be held during January 10-14 in New Orleans, Louisiana. We strongly encourage you to consider submitting an abstract to this session. For details, please read the announcement.

COAA 2015 Ping-Pong Event

June 6, 2015, Columbia, MD On June 6, 2015, COAA will hold the first Ping-Pong Social Event at the Howard County Table Tennis Center. Lunch and drinks will be provided. We thank the sponsorship from ERT. Please see details and RSVP before May 29.

Read more here.

COAA 2015 Spring Workshop

Apr. 26, 2015, College Park, MD 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.