On June 12, 2017, the opening ceremony of UNESCO/IOC-ODC seventh training course on development of coupled regional ocean models was successfully held in Qingdao, China. This ceremony was chaired by Mr. Yafeng Yang from International Cooperation Center of FIO, and all the trainees and the lecturers of the first week attended this opening ceremony. Prof. Fangli Qiao, Secretary General of FIO, the director of ODC center, vice chairperson of WESTPAC, gave a welcome remark. Prof. Qiao showed welcome to the distinguished experts and trainees, and he hoped that trainees will learn some knowledge and skills in the coupled regional ocean models. Dr. Xunqiang Yin, the secretary of ODC center, introduced the previous training courses and the arrangement of this year. At last, all the trainees had been invited to introduce themselves using few sentences. The following 2 weeks training course will be carried out in the meeting room on the third floor of the Administration Building in FIO. There are 7 famous experts from the United States, German, Ukraine, Italy and China has been invited to give lectures for 39 trainees from 17 countries in the following 2 weeks.