iCUBES’ mission is to develop an integrated, intelligent three-dimensional marine ecological monitoring system, encompassing space, time, and management dimensions.
iCUBES will concentrate on the Greater Bay Area adjacent to the Pearl River estuary. This region, dense in population and experiencing rapid economic growth, urgently seeks to harmonize the coastal ecosystem in concert with nature. Human activities have notably impacted the marine ecology here, leading to escalating algal blooms and oxygen-depleted zones.
The system developed by iCUBES will serve as the scientific foundation for marine ecological management, achieving carbon neutrality, and advancing negative carbon emissions in coastal-urban-bay complex areas globally through fruitful collaborations in applying it to other regions such as the Blanca Bay in Argentina, the Goa Bay in India, the Gwadar Bay in Pakistan, the coastal Alicante of Spain, and the Red Sea on the side of Saudi Arabia.
Start Date: 01/01/2024
End Date: 31/12/2030
Lead Contact: Chuanlun Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org)