sdioi has 442 authorized positions. there are 300 researchers working on marine monitoring equipment, 120 of which are senior researchers. seven senior researchers are granted state council special allowance, there are also one member of the “1000 talents program”, four taishan scholars, one winner of national friendship award and three winners of shandong provincial friendship award. more than 10 researchers are awarded shandong provincial young and middle-aged experts and qingdao outstanding talents in specialized technology. the institute also establishes a post-doctoral sub-station of shandong academy of sciences.