Fangli Qiao, President of the SCOR China-Beijing Committee appointed to the Ocean Decade Advisory Board

Fifteen experts were appointed to the new multi-stakeholder Ocean Decade Advisory Board to advise UNESCO-IOC in coordinating the UN Ocean Decade 2021-2030.

Dr. Fangli Qiao, President of the SCOR China-Beijing Committee has been appointed as one of the fifteen experts conforming the Ocean Decade Advisory Board.

Dr. Fangli Qiao is an Academician at the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences and editor-in-chief of Ocean Modelling. He is Chair Professor of Physical Oceanography and the Deputy Director General of the First Institute of Oceanography (FIO), Ministry of Natural Resources of China. His research interests cover ocean and climate model development, ocean dynamics, turbulence and air-sea interaction. He established the non-breaking surface wave-induced mixing (Bv) theory and discovered the Bv generation mechanism through wave-turbulence interaction. He developed the first-ever new generation of fully coupled surface wave-tide-circulation ocean model (FIO-COM) as well as the coupled atmosphere-ocean-wave typhoon/hurricane model (FIO-AOW). Dr. Qiao was member of the Ocean Decade’s Executive Planning Group and then Decade Advisory Board; he is also co-chair of IOC/WESTPAC. He has received numerous academic awards and has over 380 publications in peer-review scientific journals.

More information about the Ocean Decade Advisory Board here