Scientific objectives include:
1. to investigate fluvial sediment source-to-sink process in the South China Sea;
2. to reconstruct time series variation of sediment transport and deposition in the past;
3. to evaluate environmental change and human activity influences on fluvial sediments in the South China Sea.

Expected outcomes include:
1. synthesizing physical and chemical weathering of lands surrounding the South China Sea and its controlling mechanism;
2. recognizing source-to-sink transport patterns of fluvial sediments from past and current scenarios in the South China Sea in order to predict future trends;
3. understanding influences of environmental change and human activity on formation, transport, and deposition of fluvial sediments;
4. strengthening collaboration and young talents training on related disciplines of ocean and Earth sciences among participating WESTPAC countries.

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