Responsive image Responsive image


Responsive image

Minhan DAI

Xiamen University

Minhan Dai is a Chair Professor of Marine Biogeochemistry at Xiamen University, China where he serves as the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science. His primary research interests are biogeochemistry of carbon and nutrients and geochemistry of radioactive elements in surface and ground waters. Recently, his research interests have been expanded in linking ocean science and sustainability.

He has published over 200 papers in leading international journals ( He led two China Coastal Carbon programs since 2009 in the framework of “973” programs sponsored by Ministry of Science and Technology. He is also a leading PI of a newly funded NSFC major project “CARBON Fixation and Export in the oligotrophic ocean” (Carbon-FE) (2019-2023). He was elected as an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2017.

Minhan Dai has served on many national and international committees. He was Secretary General of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) during 2010-2012, the President of AOGS’s Ocean Section from 2009-2010, and Founding President of AOGS’s Biogeosciences Section from 2012-2014. He was a member of Advisory Board of Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC). He is a member of the expert group of the High-level panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, and a core-group member of Special Policy Study (SPS) on Ocean Governance under China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED). He was a co-chair of the Programme Committee of OceanObs’19 Conference. He is currently co-chairing the international program: Surface Ocean and Low Atmosphere Study (SOLAS).