Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone(LOICZ), Germany

LOICZ Organizational Chart

LOICZ is coordinated by an International Project Office (IPO), administering the project on a day-to-day basis, and guided by a Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) and its Chair that oversees project development, planning and implementation.

The scientific sponsors of LOICZ – the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP) and the International Human Dimensions Program on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) – nominate SSC members based on the recommendations of the SSC, and the SSC appoints two Vice-Chairs, liaising to each of the parent programs. Relationships with allied partners – international and national policy programs and agencies – are established and increased emphasis is placed on building and sustaining links and activities through Global Change National Committees.

Moreover, LOICZ has implemented a distributed organizational structure by establishing Regional Nodes. Today, regional project offices in Singapore (Southeast Asia Regional Node), Sri Lanka (South Asia Regional Node), and China (East Asia Regional Node) promote and coordinate regional and local contributions to the global research, thus facilitating links and exchanges between international, national and local science and policy.


More information: www.loicz.org


LOICZ East Asia Node

In September 2007, the East Asia Node of LOICZ was officially established in China, with Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences as its center. It aims to coordinate local and regional activities and help develop regional funding proposals to implement the LOICZ science plan. Its functions include the initiation, facilitation and support of basic and applied research, fostering the exchange of scientific information among scientists, maintaining a database of scientific and technical personnel and resources.