PACON International is an organization comprised of marine scientists, engineers, industrialists, and policy-makers dedicated to sharing state-of-the-art marine science and technology and the appropriate applications of this technology.
Our principle goal is to provide leadership to all participating nations to promote the environmentally sound utilization of ocean resources and to advance knowledge in the various disciplines. The organization provides an international forum for nations and islands of the Pacific to exchange information, ideas and technology.


DanLing Tang received her Ph.D. (Marine Ecology and Ocean Remote Sensing) from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Her post-doctorates were completed at the University of Rhode Island (USA) and HKUST. She had conducted research and teaching in Hong Kong, USA and Japan over 10 years, and return to China as a full professor of Fudan University (Shanghai, China) in 2004. Now she is the PI for ¡°Remote Sensing of Marine Ecology & Environment¡± (RSMEE), South China Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Professor Tang has participated or leaded about 30 various international research programs, including:
UNEP Programs ¡°Millennium Ecosystem Assessment¡±,
¡°Global Environment Outlook (GEO4, 5, 6)¡±,
¡°Policy Synthesis of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment with Respect to Marine and Coastal Systems¡±,
UN-SPIDER (Space-based information for Disaster management and Emergency Response)  

She also collaborates with varies international scientific organizations, including:
The President of PACON-International (Pacific Congress of Marine Science and Technology),
The President of PORSEC (International Pan Ocean Remote Sensing Association),
Vice Chair of COSPAR-A2 (Committee on Space Research -Ocean Dynamics and Productivity), Councilor, the American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Series Advisory Editor, Springer Oceanography 

Professor Tang is personally active in research associated with application of remote sensing on marine ecology and coastal environment, her research interests are ocean dynamic of phytoplankton blooming, oceanic natural hazard (typhoon, HAB, tsunami), and global changes.
She has published 3 books and approximately 150 papers/book chapters, including about 100 international peer reviewed papers (SCI).  

Her research developed new techniques and generated new knowledge, which significantly improved understanding of the formation mechanisms of algal blooms. Her proposed ¡°wind-pump¡± mechanism integrates theoretical system combined ¡°ocean dynamics, development of algal blooms, and impact on primary production¡±, which benefit fisheries management. These achievements led to the development of a new interdisciplinary subject ¡°Remote Sensing Marine Ecology¡± (RSME).  

For her research achievements, Professor Tang has received International awards, such as the ¡°Zayed Award Diploma" (2006) and the PACON ¡°Ocean Service Award¡± (2007), Distinguishing Member Award (PACON 2014). She was awarded the national honorary title of China ¨C¡°National 3.8 Red-banner Pacesetter¡± (2009) and ¡°100 Talents Program, the Chinese Academy of Sciences¡± (2004).

Contact Information:
South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
164 West Xingan Road
Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510301, China

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