The Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) is a core project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP). SOLAS project strives to resolve the biogeochemical interactions between the air and the sea. Investigation of changes to air-sea interaction is one of the fundamental keys to understanding future global climate. The 2007 SOLAS Open Science Meeting in Xiamen, China aims to bring scientists around the world into a forum where networking, regional cooperation, and scientific collaboration will be fostered. As the meeting is taking place in an APN member nation, it signifies an important opportunity for APN-region scientists to participate.