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Springer Oceanography

21st Century Maritime Silk Road: Construction of Remote Islands and Reefs

Authors: Zheng, C., Li, C., Wu, H., Wang, M.

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  • Discusses the functions, necessity and difficulties of remote islands and reefs construction in the process of stepping into the deep sea while providing corresponding countermeasures
  • Exhibits the comparison of advantages and disadvantages among new energy resources, such as wave energy, solar energy, wind energy, nuclear energy and so on
  • Analyzes systematically the characteristics of wave and wind energy around the important islands and reefs along the Maritime Silk Road to meet the urgent demand of electricity and fresh water
  • Forms a wave and wind energy evaluation system that extensively suitable for islands and reefs, thus to provide reference for the site location, daily operation and mid-long term planning of wave and wind power generation and sea water desalination
  • Presents the marine characteristics (especially hazardous elements) under the demands of island runway construction and marine new energy development
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This book focuses on the construction of remote islands and reefs in the Maritime Silk Road. Firstly, it analyzes the functions, necessity and difficulties of the construction of remote islands and reefs; then provides corresponding countermeasures. According to the urgent demand of electricity and freshwater, it focus on wave and offshore wind energy evaluation of the important remote islands and reefs of the Maritime Silk Road, providing reference for the choice of location of power plants, daily operation and long term plan of wave/wind power generation. Several important key points are selected in the case study to realize their electricity and freshwater self-sufficiency and thus to improve their viability. This book also presents the marine characteristics (especially hazardous elements) under the demands of island runway construction and marine new energy development, to promote safe and efficient implementation of the remote islands and reefs construction.

This book is one of the series of publications on the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (shortened as “Maritime Silk Road”). It covers the characteristics of the marine environment and marine new energy, remote islands and reefs construction, climate change, early warning of wave disasters, legal escort, marine environment and energy big data construction, etc. contributing to the safe and efficient construction of the Maritime Silk Road. It aims to improve our knowledge of the ocean, thus to improve the capacity for marine construction, enhance the viability of remote islands and reefs, ease the energy crisis and protect the ecological environment, improve the quality of life of residents along the Maritime Silk Road, and protect the rights, interests of the countries and regions participating in the construction of the Maritime Silk Road. It will be a valuable reference for decision-makers, researchers, and marine engineers working in the related fields.

About the authors

Dr. Chongwei Zheng is the creator and organizer of Marine Resources and Environment Research Group on the Maritime Silk Road. His research interests focus on Physical Oceanography, Marine New Energy Evaluation and Climate Change. He has published more than 90 papers in many peer-reviewed journals as the first author, covering more than 30 papers indexed by SCI or EI (including the high impact journals such as Applied Energy, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, Ocean Engineering, etc.), as well as more than 60 published in Chinese core periodicals. He has published 4 books as the first author. He is the invited reviewer of more than 30 high impact journals.

 

Prof. Chongyin Li, academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), well-known scientist in atmospheric science and climate dynamics. After graduation from the Department of Applied Geophysics, University of Science and Technology of China in 1963, he has been engaged in atmospheric science research all along in the Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), CAS. He was vice chairman of Academic Committee at the IAP, chairman of Dynamical Meteorology Committee and vice president of the Chinese Meteorology Society, chairman of Chinese Committee of the WCRP. He was member of International Commission for Dynamical Meteorology, member of the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group, member of Asian-Australian Monsoon Panel and member of the ICCL. Prof. C. Li has achieved systematic achievements in the frontier fields of atmospheric science, such as in the dynamics of atmospheric low frequency oscillation (including MJO) and the ENSO cycle dynamics. Particularly, the CISK wave theory of tropical atmospheric intraseasonal oscillation (MJO) and indicated the ENSO is exactly the cycle of subsurface ocean temperature anomalies in the tropical Pacific driven by zonal wind anomalies over the equatorial center-western Pacific, which mainly results from anomalous East-Asian winter monsoon.

 

Dr. Hailang Wu, majors in the dynamic analysis on fluid-solid coupling of floating structure. He graduated from PLA University of Science and Technology in June 2006 with a major in Physical Oceanography; In June 2011, he received the Master's degree of Physical Oceanography. In June 2016, he received the Doctor’s degree of Bridge and Tunnel. The academic achievements have been published on the high level journals, including 4 SCI/EI index, more than 6 Chinese Core Papers.

 

Dr. Wang Min, graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Automation degree from Northeast Petroleum University, and also received the M.S. degrees in Control Theory and Control Engineering from Hohai University in 2008. She is currently an associate professor and Ph. D. student at National University of Defense Technology. Her research fields cover major areas in remote sensing image processing, physical oceanography, and atmosphere detection. She has published more than 30 papers in many peer-reviewed journals as the first author, and authorized more than 20 patents as the first inventor. She has won 1 award of science and technology with provincial and ministerial level.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Necessity, Difficulties and Countermeasures of Remote Islands and Reefs Construction

    Pages 1-9

    Zheng, Chongwei (et al.)

  • Wave and Wind Energy Boost the Marine Key Points Construction

    Pages 11-21

    Zheng, Chongwei (et al.)

  • Wind Energy Resource Assessment in the Gwadar Port

    Pages 23-33

    Zheng, Chongwei (et al.)

  • Climatic Trend and Prediction of the Wind Energy in the Gwadar Port

    Pages 35-57

    Zheng, Chongwei (et al.)

  • Wind and Wave Energy in the Important Waters of the South China Sea

    Pages 59-72

    Zheng, Chongwei (et al.)

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eBook £79.50
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Hardcover £99.99
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Softcover £99.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-4067-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
21st Century Maritime Silk Road: Construction of Remote Islands and Reefs
Authors
Series Title
Springer Oceanography
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-8114-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-8114-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-8113-2
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4067-3
Series ISSN
2365-7677
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 137
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 61 illustrations in colour
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