Chinese-American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (COAA)
Message from the COAA President
Dear COAA members, Friends and Colleagues:
2023 marks the 30th anniversary of the Chinese-American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (COAA). Thanks to the vision and wisdom of the founders, the leadership and selfless contributions of previous presidents, board members, and volunteers, COAA has grown to an ever-stronger community that connects with over a thousand members located in different geographical areas. Since its inception, COAA has been playing a leading role in serving the Chinese-American earth science community, facilitating professional and social contacts among its members, and improving the qualifications of its members for occupational opportunities.
It is an honor and privilege for me to serve as the President of COAA this year. We are off to a good start thanks to the great work from Xiaoguang Xu, Xiaowen Li, the COAA board members, and the leadership teams of our four regional chapters. As President, my commitment is to continue fulfilling the goal of COAA and fostering its growth. In 2023, as an event to celebrate 30 years of COAA, we will co-organize the 9th COAA International Conference on Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Change (ICAOCC23) together with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore in July. We will also continue the newly established bimonthly COAA Distinguished Lecture Series, which features world renowned scientists in our community on their career and the scientific discoveries along their career paths. We will also organize other social events to facilitate networking and collaboration within the COAA community and celebrate the achievements of our members.
COAA is a community established and run by its members. On behalf of the COAA board, I would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all members and volunteers for your lasting support. In recent years, the Asian American community has been facing unique challenges and racial inequality. It is your participation and support that has made COAA an inclusive platform and a voice of the community. Let us keep working together to make COAA even better.
President of COAA (2023)
Contact email: president AT coaaweb.org
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