TROPICAL GEOGRAPHY ›› 2017, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (5): 649-658.doi: 10.13284/j.cnki.rddl.002982

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Scientific Investigations and Research on the South China Sea Islands: The 70th Anniversary of Recovery of the South China Sea Islands(2)

ZHAO Huanting1,WANG Lirong2,YUAN Jiayi3   

  1. (1.CAS Key Laboratory of Ocean and Marginal Sea Geology//South China Sea Institute of Oceanology,Guangzhou 510301,China; 2.Marine Engineering Center,South China Sea Institute of Oceanology,CAS,Guangzhou 510301,China; 3.School of Earth Science and Geological Engineering,Sun Yat-sen University,Guangzhou 510275,China)
  • Online:2017-09-21 Published:2017-09-21

Abstract: Scientific investigations in the South China Sea Islands had been carried out according to the China’s situation and national power in the past century, which were divided into 4 periods: modern scientific investigation in 1920s~1930s; the investigation after the recovery of the South China Sea Islands in 1946; the investigation that restarted in Xisha Islands, Zhongsha Islands and Dongsha Islands in 1970s; extensive investigation in Nansha Islands since 1980s. The scale of the scientific investigations gets larger and larger, and the associated subjects successively increase. More and more institutes and researchers participate in the investigations and abundant field-data and achievement have been obtained, which improve the marine science research in our country and contribute to the safeguarding and construction of the South China Sea Islands.

Key words: South China Sea Islands, natural science, scientific investigation