No. 1, Haida Road, Mazhang District, Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province, China
Guangdong Ocean University was originally set up as Zhanjiang Ocean University on January 10, 1997. It was merger of the 62-year-old Zhanjiang Fishery College and the 39-year-old Zhanjiang Agricultural Academy. In 1998, the university was granted permission to offer master's degrees and enroll foreign students. In 1999, the university passed the Undergraduate Teaching Qualification Assessment conducted by the Education Ministry of China. In 2003, it passed the Nautical Education and Training Quality System Examination and Authentication certified from the National Maritime Bureau. In 2001, Zhanjiang Meteorological School with 48 years of history was merged into the Zhanjiang Ocean University giving it a comprehensive depth in Oceanic and Meteorological expertise. In 2005, Zhanjiang Ocean University was renamed Guangdong Ocean University to better raise its profile as a leading university in oceanic and meteorological sciences.
may need a Chinese visa to enter China. Specifically, those who
are not Chinese citizens, except passport holders from
Singapore, Brunei, and Japan, need a Chinese visa. Participants
can apply for a visa at the Chinese embassy or consulate in the
region in which they live. To avoid uncertainty, participants
will be advised to apply for a visa as early as possible. It is
recommended that they apply for a Chinese visa at least 1 month
For most attendees, it is easier to apply for a Tourist ("L") visa; an invitation letter is NOT required for obtaining a Tourist visa.
Necessary materials to apply for Chinese Visa
1. A passport which is valid for at least six months following the date of submission, with an entire blank page available for the visa
2. One Visa Application Form of the Peoples Republic of China, which is filled clearly with true, authentic and complete information and signed by the applicant
3. One recent, 2 inch full-faced and bareheaded passport photo (the daily life photo, photo copy or digital photo printed on the ordinary paper shall not be accepted)
4. Other materials related to the visa application, deemed as necessary by the visa officer
For more information, please contact the local Chinese Embassy in your country. Alternatively, participants may ask their travel agents to arrange their travel to China and obtain a tourist visa irrespective of whether or not they have registered with the Conference Secretariat. If participants have any difficulties in obtaining their visa, they should contact the Conference Secretariat.