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.
To network ocean and atmosphere professionals in establishing a forum based on common interests;
To facilitate professional contacts;
To improve qualification and occupational opportunities.
COAA Upcoming Activities
May 5, 2018 - Spring workshop to be held at ESSIC building, University of Maryland, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. Please read more details and register here
May 12, 2018 - Ping Pang tournament Please read more details and register here
COAA Recent Activities
April 14, 2018 - March for Science joining in AGU members at Washington DC. See more news and photos through NBCwashington.com (in particular the 5th and 12th)
COAA Recent Newsletter
March 2018 Newsletter is available Click here
COAA Statement on Stereotyping and Targeting of Chinese Students and Academics
Feb. 21, 2018 Recently the FBI director Chris Wray said, in a recent Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, regarding the Chinese students and scholars being "a whole-of-society threat" to U.S. security. Wray's comments were made in response to Senator Marco Rubio's question about the "counter-intelligence risk" that Chinese students and scholars pose to U.S. national security. Such view has caused serious concerns and strong condemnations from many Chinese-American communities, organizations, and individuals. To express our view on this matter and in solidarity with other Chinese-American communities, COAA has issued the statement. We also strongly encourage each member to contact their senators and congress representatives.sign the form .