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

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 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

COAA Upcoming Activities

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

COAA Latest Newsletter

March 2020 Newsletter

COAA News or Highlights

COAA July 2020 Reserch Highlights
A study by Fei Liu et al. reported that China's policy interventions during the COVID-19 outbreak have significant impacts on local environment and economy.

COAA Recent Activities

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

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

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)


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



¡¡