1. South China Sea（SCS） Circulation and Meso- & Small-Scale Physical Processes Regional Climate Research
1）Dynamic Mechanism of SCS Typical Meso-Scale Physical Processes.
2）Interaction of SCS Western Boundary Current and Meso- &Small-Scale Physical Processes.
3）Comparative Analysis of Typical Dynamic Characteristics between SCS Circulation and Ocean Circulation.
4）Key Technology of Hydrological Security in SCS and Adjacent Regions.
2. Tropical Ocean-Air Processes and Climate Effects
1）Thermohaline Distribution in Tropical Indian Ocean-SCS，and its relations with Circulation Variation in Indian Ocean-Pacific Large Scale.
2）Evoluting Mechanism of the Tropical Regions Thermodynamics Feedback and Climate Mode.
3）Global Climate Change and Regional Climate Response of the Tropical Ocean.
3. Environmental Effects of Physical Processes in the Tropical Ocean
1）SCS Ecological Environment Characteristics and Evolution.
2）Meso- & Small-Scale Physics-Chemistry-Biology Coupling Mechanism in Tropical Ocean.
3）New Techniques and Methods in Marine Environmental Elements Observation