About Us


The China Oceanic Development Foundation (hereinafter referred to as CODF) is a national public fund-raising organization established with the approval of China’s government in December 2015. Its department in charge is the Ministry of Natural Resources of the People’s Republic of China. It is founded by the State Oceanic Administration of the People's Republic of China (SOA) together with six central enterprises, which are China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Group), China General Nuclear Power Group Co., Ltd. (CGN), China Huaneng Group Co., Ltd. (CHNG), China Communications Construction Co., Ltd. (CCCC), China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC).

Under the guidance of Xi Jinping thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era and acting on the central government's requirements for the unified exercise of the responsibility of all natural resource asset owners and the responsibility for land use control and ecological protection and restoration,CODF is dedicated to mobilizing social forces to understand and manage the ocean so as to build a harmonious coexistence between human beings and the ocean.

CODF focuses on funding projects like the research on marine spatial planning systems and major issues of marine resources, marine space management and structural optimization, marine ecological protection and restoration, marine talent training, marine science and technology innovation, marine disaster prevention and mitigation, and science research projects in polar region and the ocean; Apart from which, CODF also funds and undertakes projects like marine spatial planning conduction for countries along the maritime silk road and island countries, bilateral and multilateral cooperation on marine science with countries surrounding the South China Sea, research and action on global ocean governance, international marine exchanges, research and building of blue partnerships; In addition, CODF plays a proactive role in the dissemination of marine knowledge by establishing marine libraries, conducting marine knowledge lectures, carrying out knowledge contests, organizing summer camps, providing training courses and so on.
  • Walk to The Ocean
  • Work Together
  • Blue Growth
  • Build A Maritime Power
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    Strive to be a first-class public welfare organization with international influence

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    Become an insightful organization among high-end marine think tanks

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    Become a pioneer in ocean public welfare activities

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    Become a practitioner in Maritime Silk Road construction

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    Become a helper in the development of the blue economy.