9th International Conference on

Asian Marine Geology


Second Circular

October 10-12, 2018, Shanghai, China





In September 1988, the First International Conference on Asian Marine Geology was held in Shanghai, China. Since then Asia has witnessed its unprecedentedly rapid growth of economy, accompanied by remarkable enhancement of offshore researches in the region. Now you are kindly invited to join the 9th ICAMG to be held in October 2018 again in Shanghai to review the progress of Asian marine geology over the past 30 years, to exchange ideas on new frontier research, and to discuss the perspectives of future development of marine geology.



International Committee


Pinxian Wang (Tongji University, China)

Asahiko Taira (Japan Agency for Marine- Earth Science & Technology, Japan)

Yong Ahn Park(Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, United Nations)


Zhimin Jian (Tongji University, China)

Jiabiao Li (Second Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, China)

Yoshiki Saito (Shimane University, Japan)

Shin’ichi Kuromoto (Japan Agency for Marine- Earth Science & Technology, Japan)

Young Joo Lee (Korea Institute of Geoscience & Mineral Resources, Korea)

Hee Jun Lee (Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology, Korea)

V. Ramaswamy (National Institute of Oceanography, India)

Dhananjai Kumar Pandey (National Center for Antarctic and Ocean Research, India)

Do Huy Cuong (Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics, VAS, Vietnam)

Thanawat Jarupongsakul (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)

Fernando P. Siringan (University of the Philippines, Philippines)

V.R. Vijayan (Minerals and Geosciences Department Malaysia, Malaysia)

Sergey A. Gorbarenko (V.I. Il’ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute, Far-Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Science, Russia)

Ediar Usman (Research & Development Center for Marine Geology, Ministry of Mining and Energy, Indonesia)

Organizing Committee


Shouye Yang (Tongji University)

Vice chairs:

Shu Gao (East China Normal University/Nanjing University)

Xuefa Shi (First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration)


Nengyou Wu (Qingdao Institute of Marine Geology)

Jian Lin (South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Jingping Xu (Southern University of Science and Technology)

Xinong Xie (China University of Geosciences-Wuhan)

Houjie Wang (Ocean University of China)

Weidong Sun (The Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Shiguo Wu (Institute of Deep-sea Science and Engineering, CAS)

James T Liu (National Sun Yat-sen University)

Yongqian Zong (University of Hong Kong)

Plenary Speeches

Brian Taylor

 (University of Hawai'i at Manoa, US)

Professor in marine geology and geophysics. Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, and member of NSF Advisory Committee for Geosciences.



Thomas S. Bianchi

(University of Florida, US)

Professor in organic geochemistry and marine biogeochemistry. Editor-in Chief of Marine Chemistry, Fellow of the AAAS, Geochemical Society, and European Association of Geochemistry.


James Zachos (University of California, Santa Cruz, US)

Professor in paleoceanography and marine geoscience. Fellow of AGU, GSA, and AAAS; winner of 2016 Milutin Milankovic Medal, EGU.





Asahiko Taira

(Japan Agency for Marine- Earth Science & Technology, Japan)

Professor in marine geology and geophysics. President of JAMSTEC, fellow of the GSA and Japan Geoscience Union, and winner of Japan Academy Prize.



Eelco J. Rohling (Australian National University, Australia)

Professor in oceans and climate change; 2012 Australian Laureate Fellow, associate Director (research), editor of Reviews of Geophysics.



Kyung Sik WOO

(Kangwon National University, Korea)

Professor in geology, geochemistry and paleoclimatology. Member of the National Heritage Committee, and the President of the International Union of Speleology.


Zhifei Liu (Tongji University, China)

Professor in marine sedimentology and paleo environmental change, Changjiang (Cheung Kong) distinguished professor.


 Workshops and Scientific Sessions


·W01: 2nd China-Korea Joint Workshop on Gas Hydrate

Conveners: Nengyou Wu, Dae-Gee Huh

·W02: Particle Flux in the Oceans: Recent Progress and Future Perspectives

Conveners: Martin Wiesner, Zhifei Liu, Jianfang Chen, Venu Ittekkot

·W03: Geosummit Workshop on Coastal and Offshore Geology

Conveners: Se Won Chang, Ping Yin, Tomoyuki Sato, Huayan Gan

·W04: Preparing, Publishing and Reviewing a Scientific paper or Special Issue

Conveners: Gert J. de Lange, Shu Gao, Chun-Feng Li, Zhifei Liu

Coastal and shelf marine geology

·S01: Marine Geology of Islands and Reefs

Conveners: Ying Wang, Chengdong Ge, Kefu Yu

·S02: Neritic carbonate platform and peri-platform deepwater sedimentary processes in the tropical seas around Asia

Conveners: Cristian Betzler, Xavier Janson, Yongsheng Ma, Shiguo Wu

·S03: World's River Deltas: research progress and perspectives

Conveners: Yoshiki Saito, Steve Goodbred, Zhongyuan Chen

·S04: Coastal dynamic and sea level change over time scales

Conveners: Yongqiang Zong, Fengling Yu

·S05: Quaternary shelf sand bodies in Asia and elsewhere: Processes and products

Conveners: Daidu Fan, Serge Berné, Ping Ying, Yoshiki Saito

·S06: Nearshore Dynamic Processes and Hazards under Coastal Storms and Influence of Human Activities

Conveners: Bob Z You, Yongshen Wu, Qinghe Zhang, Jiawen Sun

·S07: Review of Late Pleistocene-Holocene Sequence stratigraphy on the South East Vietnam Shelf

Conveners: Nguyen Trung Thanh, Do Huy Cuong, Bui Viet Dung, Karl Stattegger, Tran Nghi, Tran Tuan Dung, Mai Duc Dong

·S08: Anthropocene Coasts under Global Changes

Conveners: Shu Gao, Ian Townend, Katsuto Uehara, Hee Jun Lee

Source-to-sink study in Asian continental margins

·S09: Sediment Gravity Flows: Processes, Products, and Implications to Resource Explorations

Conveners: Jingping Xu, Guangfa Zhong, Xinong Xie, Shiguo Wu

·S10: Sediment Dynamics in the River Plume Regime: Coupling between Physical Process and Geochemical Response

Conveners: James T. Liu, Jianping Gan, Hui Wu, Daidu Fan

·S11: Interaction of tectonic-climate change with weathering and erosion processes in Asian continental margin

Conveners: Peter Clift, Christian France-Lanord, Shiming Wan

·S12: Sediment source-to-sink processes and environmental records in Asian continental margins

Conveners: Xuefa Shi, Steven Kuehl, Dhong-Il Lim, Shouye Yang, Sergey Gorbarenko

·S13: Fluvio-Marine Landscapes, Climate and Past Civilizations

Conveners: Liviu Giosan, Mark Macklin, Bill Ryan, Zhanghua Wang

·S14: When and how clastic detritusare transported from shelf-edge staging areasinto deepwater areas: From a source-to-sink perspective

Conveners: Chenglin Gong, Ronald J. Steel, Changsong Lin

·S15: Deep-Sea Sedimentary Processes: from Observations to Geological Records

Conveners: Zhifei Liu, Benjamin Kneller, Gert J. de Lange, Yanwei Zhang


Paleoceanography and paleoenvironmental changes

·S16: Neogene Paleoceanographic and Paleoclimate Variability in the Indo-Pacific Warm Pool

Conveners: Yair Rosenthal, Jun Tian, Haowen Dang

·S17: Late Cenozoic ocean circulation, carbon cycle, and climate change in the western Pacific marginal seas

Conveners: Jun Tian, Jimin Yu, Zhonghui Liu

·S18: Burial of organic carbon in the coastal margin under a changing world

Conveners: Limin Hu, Peng Yao, Thomas S. Bianchi

·S19: Paleoceanographic and climatic evolution and variability recorded in marginal and deep-sea western Pacific sediments; linking land-ocean in present and past

Conveners: Michael Sarnthein, Zhimin Jian, Gert J de Lange

·S20: Testing the proxies for ocean productivity from centennial to longer timescales

Conveners: Yama Dixit, Zhifei Liu, Xianfeng Wang

·S21: Low latitude Indo-Pacific marginal seas: variabilities in paleoclimatology and paleoceanography and their implications

Conveners: Sanmin Hyun, Rina Zurida

·S22: Land-sea interaction processes and paleoenvironmental evolution in the joining area of Indian-Pacific Ocean

Conveners: CheAbd. Rahim Bin Mohamed, Shengfa Liu, Rina Zuraida, Narumol Kornkanitnan

Marine tectonics, geophysics and geohazards

·S23: Structure, magmatism and dynamics of marginal seas in Western Pacific

Conveners: Tianyao Hao, Sanzhong Li, Weiwei Ding, Zhen Sun

·S24: Seafloor sediment acoustics

Conveners: Baohua Liu, Gil Young Kim, Guangming Kan, Guanbao Li

·S25: Seafloor Failures: Triggering Mechanisms, Processes and Sedimentological Records

Conveners: Chih-Chieh Su, Jing-Yi Lin, Yi-Ching Yeh, Ho-Han Hsu

·S26: Marine Geohazards

Conveners: Yu Huang, Wuwei Mao

Submarine resources

·S27: Advances in natural hydrate systems and methane seeps in marine settings

Conveners: Dong Feng, Min Luo, Xiqiu Han, Haibin Song

·S28: Seabed Mineral Resources: Recent Achievements and Challenges

Conveners: Sang-Joon Pak, Wonnyon Kim, Jonguk Kim

Climate changes in Polar regions

·S29: Arctic gateway connecting the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans

Conveners: Rujian Wang, Leonid Polyak, Seung-Il Nam, Masanobu Yamamoto


The 50 years of Ocean Drilling and Asian Marine Geology

·S30: The 50 years of Ocean Drilling and Asian Marine Geology

Conveners: Yasuhiro Yamada, Gil Young Kim, Zhimin Jian

S31: Marine geoscience education and outreach

S32: General session


Please refer to the conference website (https://icamg-9.tongji.edu.cn) for the detailed scientific sessions and abstract submission.


30th anniversary of ICAMG

In 1988, the first ICAMG was held in Shanghai. During the ICAMG-9, a specific commemorative activity for the 30th anniversary of ICAMG will be held. We warmly welcome all participants to join us and share your experiences with ICAMG during the last thirty years. Please kindly send the relating materials (e.g. photos, posters) to the meeting organizer (icamg-9@tongji.edu.cn).

 Important Dates

Feb. 1, 2018

Call for abstract opens, application for financial support

April 1, 2018

Early registration opens(2nd circular)

July 15, 2018

Deadline: Abstract submission and financial support

July 31, 2018

Notification of abstract acceptance and financial support

Aug. 15, 2018

Deadline: Early registration, hotel reservation and field excursions

Aug. 31, 2018

Deadline: Exhibition and sponsorship

Sept. 1, 2018

Scientific program released (3rd circular)

Sept. 15, 2018

Deadline: Online registration and booth booking

Abstract Submission

In general, each author may be the presenting author of only one standard abstract. The keynote speakers may present a second abstract.
Authors should ensure that they use the downloadable MS Word template and the styles described here to prepare their abstracts. Abstracts can only be submitted online at the conference homepage (https://icamg-9.tongji.edu.cn).


 Registration Fee and Payment

Early online registration (on or before August15, 2018):

US$ 300 (RMB 2000) for professional, US$ 150 (RMB1000) for student and accompanying person

Regular online registration (August 15- September 15, 2018):

US$ 350 (RMB 2500) for professional, US$ 150 (RMB 1000) for student and accompanying person

On-site registration (October10-12, 2018):

US$ 450 (RMB 3000) for professional, US$ 300 (RMB 2000) for student and accompanying person


·Online payment

Platform supports Alipay, 20 major domestic banks, and VISA, MASTERCARD, JCB, American Express payment. All payments are settled in RMB and there may be exchange rate differences.


·Bank transfer

Domestic (国内)





Beneficiary Bank: Bank of China, Shanghai Branch Yangpu sub-branch

AddressNO.83 Chifeng Road, Shanghai,200092,P.R.China 

Swift number: BKCHCNBJ300

Beneficiary: Tongji University

Beneficiary Bank Account No.: 433859245525


lOn-site payment:

Accept Union Pay. Cash is not accepted.

The meeting recommends the online payment. Please note the conference registrant name in postscript box if using bank remittance. After bank remittance, please send the bank remittance certificate to icamg-9@tongji.edu.cnwith email title “bank remittance +nameto ensure bank account can be verified and responded in a timely manner.

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees will be refunded as follows:

lOn or before August 15, 2018full refund 

lOn or before September 15, 201850% refund

lAfter September 15, 2018no refund

Cancellations must be made by writing email to: icamg-9@tongji.edu.cn with email title cancellation+name


Financial Support

For participants from least or less developed countries, financial support can be granted for travel and accommodations. The organizing and science committees will decide the beneficiary with the help of the session conveners. Those who want to get support are requested to apply viaicamg-9@tongji.edu.cn by submitting a CV and an abstract during the early registration period by July15.



The ICAMG-9 will be held on Siping Campus of Tongji University in Shanghai. Please refer to the map below for the meeting venue and more at the conference homepage (https://icamg-9.tongji.edu.cn).




The conference offers special rates at several hotels in close proximity to the meeting venue at Tongji University. We suggest you to book early, as there are a limited number of rooms available. Online reservations can be made directly with the listed hotels at the conference homepage (https://icamg-9.tongji.edu.cn). Please note that the conference cannot guarantee availability at any of the establishments and all bookings are made at delegates’ own risk.


Kingswell Hotel Tongji


lStandard Room (2 single beds): 

598¥/night (including Breakfast)

lSingle Room (1 double bed): 

598¥/night (includingBreakfast)

Please find more details at

http://kingswelltongji.com or


with the keywords Kingswell Hotel Tongji


Magnolia Hotel  


lStandard Room (2 single beds): 

450¥/night (including Breakfast)

lSingle Room (1 double bed): 

450¥/night (including Breakfast)

Please find more details at:


with the keywords Jinjiang Metropolo Hotel, Tongji University


Tongji Guest House


lStandard Room (2 single beds): 

360¥/night (including Breakfast)

Single Room (1 double bed): 

360¥/night (including Breakfast)

lStandard Room but in the Affiliated Building (2 single beds):

260¥/night (including Breakfast)

Please find more details at:


with the keywords  Tongji Guest House


Tongji Ganxun Building


lStandard Room (2 single beds): 

290¥/night (including Breakfast)

lSingle Room (1 double bed): 

290¥/night (including Breakfast)

Please find more details at:


with the keywords 上海同济大学干训楼

 Travel Information and Visas

The meeting venue is located approximately 40 km away from the Pudong International Airport and 20 km away from Hongqiao Airport and Hongqiao Railway Station. Public transportation includes shuttle bus, local taxi and metro. Please refer to the conference homepage (https://icamg-9.tongji.edu.cn) for the details.

Foreign citizens must obtain a Chinese visa before entry into China, with the exception of visa-free countries, which are based on relevant agreements or regulations.It is strongly recommended that international participants apply for visa at least 3 months prior to the conference. The applicants should contact the Chineseconsulate to determine the wait time for an interview. Additional information on gaining business visas is available at Chinese consulate or local travel agencies.

 Letter of Invitation

If you do not submit an abstract and will be a registered scientist attending the meeting, please contact usto request a letter of invitation. If you have submitted an accepted abstract for presentation, a letter of invitation is available online for every author. Please note that we cannot provide letters of invitation to spouses, children, or others who will be accompanying you on the trip but not attending ICAMG-9 as registered attendees.



 Field excursions  

  • Route 1(Pre-conference field excursion)

Chongming Island and National Wetland Park in the Changjiang Delta

  • Route 2(Post-conference field excursion)

Columnar Joint and Coastal Geology in Hua’ao Island, Zhejiang Province

  • Route 3(Post-conference field excursion)

Weizhou volcanic island in Beihai City, Guangxi Province

  • Route 4 (Post-conference field excursion)

Birth of the upper Yangtze: Tibet uplift plus Asian monsoon revealed by Cenozoicsediments, Yunnan Province


During the meeting period, we offer one-day free excursions to the Hangzhou Bay and Lingang Campus. The local travel agencies also can arrange the excursions to world-known cities of Hangzhou/Wuzhen (two days), Suzhou (one day), and some small ancient towns nearby Shanghai (one day).


 Exhibition and Sponsorship

The exhibition hall is located in Zhong He building of Tongji University, which will be in the same building for the main venue and poster presentation.

Instrument manufacturers, publishers and related research institutes are welcometo set up exhibition.


A limited number of booths are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline is August 31, 2018. The conference also welcomes various forms of sponsorship. Please contact the meeting secretaryfor more information.


Jiubing Cheng (Coordinator, Finance)   

Tel: 86-21-6598 4714Email: cjb1206@tongji.edu.cn

Hao Cheng (Scientific program, Invited talks and Awards)   

Tel: 86-21-6598 1305Email: chenghao@tongji.edu.cn

Xixi Shen (Registration)   

Tel: 86-21-6598 1613Email: icamg-9@tongji.edu.cn

Jin Zhang (Exhibition and Sponsorship, Field excursions)  

Tel: 86-21-6598 5090Email: mlab@tongji.edu.cn

Jianru Li (Logistic support)

Tel: 86-21-6598 2588Email: lijianru@tongji.edu.cn





























































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