Prof. Chen-Tung Arthur Chen has been a Professor at the IMGC, NSYSU since 1986. He is currently a vice chair of the IGBP. Prof. Chen is at present an associate editor of Mar. Chem., and a member of the editorial board of J. Marine Syst., Acta Oceanol. Sin. and Cont Shelf Res. Besides having more than 280 of his own scientific papers published, He was awarded the highly-coveted 5M¥ Biwako Prize for Ecology from Japan in 1997 and is a Chair Professor of the NSYSU since 2006.