Prof Jianping Gan, Chair Professor of the Department of Ocean Science, received a large-scale grant from RGC Theme-based Research Scheme 6th Round (2016/17) for the proposal "Diagnosis and Prognosis of Intensifying Eutrophication, Hypoxia and the Ecosystem Consequences around Hong Kong waters: Coupled Physical- Biogeochemical-Pollution Studies".
The research topics are covered by four interlinked tasks to determine: (1) sources and sinks of nutrients and their biogeochemical controls, (2) ecosystem dynamics and biological controls, (3) pollutant and ecosystem impacts, and (4) physical controls, synthesis, and future trends in the river-estuary-shelf (RES) waters. Prof Gan and his team’s ultimate goal is to identify the factors driving the increasing eutrophication and hypoxia, and to provide analytical tools and a scientifically-based strategy for stabilizing or even reversing eutrophication and hypoxia, as well as for ensuring the overall sustainability of the marine environment in Hong Kong. Prof Jianping Gan (left) receives the honor from the HKUST President, Prof Tony Chan (right), at the Inaugural Faculty Recognition Ceremony 2017, in recognition of his achievement of a largescale grant from RGC Theme-based Research Scheme.
For details, please refer to the website of OCEAN-HK.