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


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

COAA Recent Activities

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)

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

Dec. 10, 2018 - 2018 AGU fall meeting banquet at Washington DC

Sep. 15, 2018 - Fall Picnic

Photo: 2018 Fall Picnic Photo: 2018 Fall Picnic

Aug 25, 2018 - 1st Young Scientist Workshop

May 12, 2018 - Ping Pang tournament

(partially funded by the company ERT)

Photo: 2018 PingPang Photo: 2018 PingPang

May 5, 2018 - Spring workshop held at ESSIC building, University of Maryland.

Please read Zhibo Zhang's slide "How to write bad proposals" at here
Photo: 2018 Spring Seminar Photo: Presenters

April 14, 2018 - March for Science joining in AGU members at Washington DC. See more news and photos through (in particular the 5th and 12th)

Photo: March for Science Photo: March for Science

2018 March for Science joining in AGU members at Washington DC (left), COAA memebers are interviewed by the nature conservancy (right)

COAA Recent Newsletter

Sep 2019 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.

14 Chinese-American community organizations call for Meeting with FBI Director Christopher Wray .

If you would like to support the effort of these 14 organizations, you can sign the form .