College of Marine Technology


The College of Marine Technology


The College of Marine Technology has a high-quality teaching team with reasonable structure and an international perspective, including Changjiang Scholars appointed by the Ministry of Education, National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars recipients, those recognized under the Ministry of Education's New Century Excellent Talents program, Taishan Scholars, Taishan Industry Leaders, Zhufeng, Haichuan, and Young Talent programs in Shandong Province. Supported by two doctoral programs, four master's programs, and a provincial key discipline in marine physics, the college focuses on the Qingdao National Pilot Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, the Ministry of Education's Engineering Research Center for Ocean Information Technology, the Shandong Provincial Innovation Center for Marine Intelligent Systems and Equipment Technology, the Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Marine Information Detection and Digital Ocean Technology, the Qingdao Key Laboratory of Mixed Reality and Virtual Ocean, and the Qingdao Marine Big Data Engineering Laboratory. The college builds a three-dimensional marine detection platform, an ocean information storage, mining, and sharing platform, and an ocean equipment research and development platform to create a core team with international competitiveness. As a result, the college has become an important research base and talent cultivation base in China's marine technology field.



In undergraduate education, the Marine Technology major was selected as one of the first national-level First-Class Majors construction sites. The major includes three talent training modules: marine acoustic technology, ocean optics and laser detection technology, and marine remote sensing and geographic information system technology.


In graduate education, the College of Marine Technology offers a doctoral degree program in interdisciplinary marine technology, a doctoral degree program in resources and environmental engineering (marine environmental detection direction), a master's degree program in physics (acoustics direction), a master's degree program in geography, and a master's degree program in interdisciplinary marine technology, and a professional degree program in resources and environment (surveying and mapping engineering direction).


The overall scientific research positioning of the College of Marine Technology is based on the urgent needs of the national marine development strategy, local marine economy, and industry development. The college focuses on core technology breakthroughs and application in marine detection technology, marine information technology, marine equipment technology, and their applications in ocean science observation and high-tech industries. The main research directions include marine detection technology (marine acoustics, ocean optics and laser detection technology, satellite ocean remote sensing), marine information technology, and marine equipment technology based on core sensors and observation platforms, as well as application of marine technology. The college undertakes research projects funded by the National Key R&D Program, National 863 Program, National 973 Program, National Natural Science Foundation, defense pre-research program, government international cooperation, electronic industry fund, and other basic research, technology development, and application projects serving the industry and local areas.


The College of Marine Technology's research on marine acoustics has been supported by the National Basic Research Program (also known as 973 Program), the National Key R&D Program, and the National High-Tech Research and Development Program (863 Program). The research focuses on acoustic parameter acquisition in the ocean environment (especially seabed acoustic parameters), mesoscale phenomena (especially internal waves) and sound field fluctuations in the ocean, seabed interface and its water target scattering characteristics, and new principles and methods for underwater target and azimuth detection. It has formed a theoretical and experimental research approach based on underwater sound propagation theory and calculation, and nonlinear wave research, with emphasis on the application of basic and technological research related to new principles and methods for target scattering characteristics in the sea floor/water, underwater target-azimuth feature estimation, and marine environmental parameter acquisition. These research characteristics serve the development of marine acoustic monitoring technology and the research and development of new generation weapons and equipment. The research directions include acoustic methods for monitoring internal waves, calculation methods for complex ocean environments, seabed/water target scattering characteristics, and underwater target-azimuth feature estimation. The research has approached or reached international advanced or domestic leading levels, achieving an overall domestic advanced level and obtaining a number of independently innovative results.


The research on marine optics and laser detection technology at the College of Marine Technology includes underwater optical information transmission, seawater spectral characteristics, hyperspectral ocean optics issues, seawater laser spectra, marine laser detection mechanisms, and high-spectral-resolution marine laser detection. The key areas of research for high-tech technology include new airborne laser radar, key technology for satellite laser detection, laser radar signal processing, solid-state small narrow-line-width laser technology, high-spatial-resolution hyperspectral remote sensing technology, and application-based research on the laser detection mechanisms of marine-specific targets with underwater vehicles as the core.In terms of marine environmental monitoring, shipborne and airborne marine laser radars provide services for nearshore pollution, geological surveys, and seawater quality monitoring. In atmospheric environmental monitoring and fine meteorology, the research focuses on developing high-resolution wind, temperature, and visibility monitoring and application technologies for the atmosphere and sea surface, achieving miniaturization and productization of wind measurement laser radar, and developing airborne wind measurement laser radar systems as well as conducting research on satellite laser radar simulation platforms.


The satellite ocean remote sensing research direction at the College of Marine Technology has made progress in key research areas such as inversion theory and methods for high-precision ocean/atmospheric parameters, high-precision calibration and verification technologies for remote sensing data, and operational application research for satellite data. The main research content includes surface-ocean interactions with electromagnetic waves, atmospheric radiation transmission in the ocean, satellite remote sensing inversion theory and methods, remote sensing image processing and pattern recognition, satellite data verification and accuracy analysis, multisensor satellite data fusion, multisensor observation of ocean phenomena and processes, satellite data in ocean dynamic models, simulation research on new satellite sensors for ocean observation, and the impact of sea surface wind and boundary layer on satellite ocean remote sensing.The innovative achievements of satellite ocean remote sensing include atmospheric correction and bio-optical algorithms for Type II water body in sea color remote sensing research, high-resolution sea surface temperature inversion, red tide/green tide remote sensing monitoring, multisource satellite data fusion and verification, SAR ocean environmental parameter and target observation, and theoretical research on remote sensing data fusion and assimilation. These achievements have supported China's research and development, authenticity testing, and innovative application of marine ecological, dynamic, and environmental remote sensing series satellites, and have gained a good reputation in the international ocean remote sensing academic community.


The main achievement of marine information technology at the College of Marine Technology is the construction of a high-perception twin-ocean and three-dimensional imaging technology platform. To address the dual dilemma of difficult real-time 3D data acquisition and massive data extraction in complex environments, on the one hand, the college has overcome the technical difficulties of high-precision seabed detection and independently developed the world's highest-resolution bottom-siting seabed terrain 3D data acquisition prototype, taking a critical step towards engineering applications for autonomous underwater high-precision target detection in China. On the other hand, the college has also broken through current international technical challenges such as three-dimensional visualization of ocean scalar fields that are temporally and spatially continuous, highly-perceptive two-dimensional and three-dimensional streamline visualization, ocean visualization, and human-machine interaction in virtual reality scenarios. The college has created a high-perception twin-ocean system with independent intellectual property rights - i4Ocean visualization platform, which has domestic leading and international first-class level.


The key breakthroughs in marine equipment technology focus on the cross-media surface and underwater communication of ocean mobile observation platforms, key technologies for navigation and positioning of underwater submersibles, design and control technology of intelligent unmanned marine systems, communication networking technology, and new remote sensing payload equipment technology. In the future, marine equipment technology will develop towards platform technology with capabilities such as full ocean depth, ultra-long time, multiple motion postures, multi-device carrying, mobile observation, and network observation. It will serve deep-sea observation, monitoring, resource development, and applications, and will be oriented towards national major needs such as national defense and security, polar regions, etc., and develop interdisciplinary research based on marine equipment technology.


In terms of international scientific research cooperation, the College of Marine Technology is advanced in the fields of marine acoustic detection, marine optics and laser detection, ocean remote sensing, and big data ocean information technology, with some research directions reaching an internationally renowned level. The college initiated the Global Ocean Remote Sensing Conference (PORSEC), with team members serving as vice presidents, secretaries-general, and other positions. The college is also a member organization of the Work Coordination Committee (WCC) of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) program of the United Nations. The college has established good cooperative relationships with more than 20 international organizations, national and regional research institutions, and universities such as NASA, ESA, NOAA, NOC, IFREMER, DLR, University of Southampton, University of Miami, Colorado State University, Paris Institute of Technology, and University of Bergen, through joint project applications, joint publications, and sending outstanding faculty and students to study advanced concepts and technologies in countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Australia, thereby deepening cooperation and exchange.