Overview of the National Laboratory
The National Laboratory was co-sponsored in 2000 by Ocean University of China, Institute of Oceanology of Chinese Academy of Sciences, First Institute of Oceanography of State Oceanic Administration, Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Fishery Science of Ministry of Agriculture, and Qingdao Institute of Marine Geology of China Geological Survey under Ministry of Land and Resources. It is a national marine science and technology innovation platform co-established by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Land and Resources, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shandong provincial government and Qingdao municipal government with the support from the related marine science institutions in China.
Architecture of National Laboratory
The National Laboratory plans to construct 8 functional laboratories, 6 research platforms and 3 technical support systems. Qingdao Institute of Marine Geology is responsible for the construction of marine mineral resources assessment and survey technology laboratory and simulation and research platform for deep-sea mineralization.
Marine mineral resources assessment and survey technology laboratory
This laboratory has the responsibility for investigation and research of metallogenic conditions, accumulation mechanism, occurrence and distribution pattern of marine mineral resources, and development of marine resources evaluation system and survey technology with independent intellectual property rights, to provide technology supports for sustainable development of marine mineral resources and energies of the country.
Simulation and research platform for deep-sea mineralization
The platform mainly provides conditions and related facilities for system simulation of deep-sea mineralization and technical supports for the study of deep-sea resources accumulation mechanism, occurrence and related techniques, as a collaborative innovation platform for investigation, research and evaluation of deep sea mineral resources.