Yantai Institute of Coastal Research (YIC) is a research body affiliated to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), specializing in the exploration of natural resources and environment and in related hi-tech inter-disciplines. It was co-established in June 2006 by the CAS, the provincial government of Shandong and the municipal government of Yantai in the Shandong Peninsula.
There are three high-priority research fields in YIC, which include coastal resource chemistry and chemical engineering, coastal ecological environmental processes and technologies, and integrated coastal zone management and sustainable development. At present, YIC has three research departments including the Lab of Coastal Environmental Chemistry, the Lab of Coastal Biology Resource Utilization and the Lab of Coastal Everglade Ecology. Furthermore, we are strengthening the cooperation with universities and large enterprises. Nowadays, we have set up correlative labs with Yantai University and Shandong Oriental Ocean Sci-Tech Co., Ltd. to impulse the cooperation between YIC and industries, universities and other institutes.