The State Key Laboratory of Marine Geology at Tongji University was established in 2006 with the endorsement from the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST). Its main research areas are Paleoceanography and Paleoenvironment, Marine Sedimentology, Oceanic Lithosphere Evolution, Submarine Resources and Geophysics, Marine Biogeochemistry, Seafloor Process and Observation. The Goal of the Laboratory is to investigate environmental change and natural resources in global oceans and neighboring continental regions, with a strong focus on basic research in Asian marginal seas. By actively involving in ocean drilling and observatories, and other large international research programs, the Laboratory is committed to understanding the comprehensive earth system science and the interaction between ocean and Earth’s other spheres at various spatial and temporal scales.
The Vision of the Laboratory is to maintain unparalleled depth and breadth of expertise in marine geology across a range of oceanographic research areas.
The Mission of the Laboratory is to advance the understanding of complex connections between ocean and land through broad national and international collaborations for cross-disciplinary integrations and the application of advanced instruments and novel techniques. The Laboratory is dedicated to communicating the new knowledge to the public for the benefit of society, to training future generations of ocean scientists and engineers, and to expanding public awareness about the importance of the marine resources and environmental awareness.