Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organizing committee for the 5th Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences (XMAS-V) has decided to extend the deadline for Session/Workshop Proposals to 31 July 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and adapt accordingly. Our final decision regarding the conference structure/timeframe will be announced on this website by the end of August 2020.

We sincerely thank the conveners who have submitted session proposals. XMAS-V remains devoted to fostering knowledge and ideas exchanges among the global marine environmental science community and, in particular, to promote interdisciplinary studies. Should you have any suggestions on XMAS-V please feel free to contact us via email (


The fifth Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences, XMAS-V, will be held in Xiamen from January 11th to 14th, 2021. XMAS-V will focus on how Multidisciplinary Sciences Can Serve a Sustainable and Healthy Ocean. The symposium will consist of different, interconnected sessions covering physical oceanography, marine biogeochemistry, biological oceanography, and marine ecotoxicology along with workshops for emerging topics in marine environmental sciences such as how to achieve the goals outlined in the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). It will also be one of the important hallmarks of Xiamen University’s centenary celebrations.

Keynote Speakers (To Be Updated)
Claudia Benitez-Nelson Karen Evans Guibin Jiang Zunli Lu Alessandro Tagliabue
University of South Carolina, USA
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Tasmania, Australia
State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, China
Syracuse University, USA
University of Liverpool, UK
Scientific Advisory Committee
Minhan Dai (Chair)
Eric Achterberg, Robert Aller, Chris Bowler, Annalisa Bracco, Denise Breitburg, Fei Chai, Robert Chen, Jianping Gan, Zhengtang Guo, Eileen Hofmann, Nianzhi Jiao, Paul Lam, Kitack Lee, Ya-Wei Luo, Lisa Miller, Lim Phaik Eem, Bo Qiu, Carol Robinson, Hiroaki Saito, Benoit Thibodeau, Fabrice Veron, Mark Wells, Wenxi Zhu
Important Dates

February 1 -
May 15 July 31, 2020:

Call for Session/Workshop Proposals

May 20, 2020:
Session/Mini Workshop Proposal Acceptance Notification

June 1 - August 31, 2020:
Abstract Submission

September 30, 2020:
Authors Notified of Acceptation

October 1-31, 2020:

November 15, 2020:
Scientific Program Posted

January 11-14, 2021:

XMAS-V Call for Session/Mini Workshop Proposals
First Announcement