With the support of the Ocean University of China, POL initiated the innovation project as the experimental unit of the university’s lab systems. Pro. Wu Lixin held the post of the director. The laboratory established new round of Academic Committe with Pro. Su Jilan, the academician of CAS, as the director and set up the administrative council.
The innovation research group of physical oceanography was funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China.
Pro. Guan Changlong took over the directorship. Pro. Huang Ruixin from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,the USA was the director of the Academic Commettee.
POL was listed in the first batch of laboratories promoted to be the Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education, with Pro. Sun Fu as the director.
POL was approved as the open research laboratory by the State Education Commission.
Physical Oceanography Laboratory was founded with the completion of the experimental building.
The department of marine sciences was established with the major of physical oceanography, on the base of the Institute of Oceanology and the join of some faculties and students from Xiamen University. Pro. Hao Chongben held the post of the director.
The Institute of Oceanology was established by the Shandong National University(name changed in 1932).
The marine discilpine wae created with the advocation of Pro. Yang Zhensheng, then president of the university.
The Private Qingdao University was founded.