Shanghai Jiao Tong University is among Top 5 universities in China and established the Institute of Oceanography in 2013, which became School of Oceanography (SOO) in 2018. Polar oceanography study is one of the fostered research direction at SOO.
More than 10 SOO scientists are focused on polar research, and they have coordinated a series of projects related to Arctic and Antarctic ocean processes and ocean-sea-ice-atmosphere interactions funded by the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST), Ministry of Natural Resources of China (MNR), etc. They have also been participating in China Antarctic and Arctic expeditions in the past 5 years, and been involved in international polar research plans like MOSAiC and the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS). SOO co-hosted the SOOS Ross Sea Working Group Meeting in 2017.