Professor Jiayi Pan received his Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography and Ocean Remote Sensing from the Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1996. He had been a postdoctoral researcher at University of Delaware from 1999 to 2003. He worked in the Department of Marine Science at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2003-2004. In 2004-2009, he worked in the Oregon Health and Science University and Portland State University. In February 2009, he joined the Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an associate professor. Professor Jiayi Pan has engaged in research on ocean remote sensing, air-sea interaction, estuarine dynamics and internal wave dynamics for many years. He has participated in a number of research projects.