Supported by the Institute of Geology, CAGS, the laboratory was established in 2011.
From the viewpoint of global tectonics, the lab focuses on comprehensive study of the composition,
structure, behavior, dynamic evolution and deep driving mechanism of the continent in terms of field
investigation, deep geophysical probing, continental drilling, isotope geochemical tracing and long-term
borehole observations. The tasks of the laboratory include exploring and resolving crucial problems
regarding the continental structure and dynamics of China (Asia), establishing a theoretical system of
continental structure and dynamics, promoting the development of solid earth science, enhancing the
level of non-profit geological investigation of China, and serving national interests concerning resources,
energy and mitigation of disasters and social demands.
In 2013, 143 scientific papers were published, including 85 SCI-indexed papers and 55 in international
Minister Jiang Daming visiting the
State Key Laboratory for Continental
Tectonics and Dynamics on June 4, 2013