The visit of the Junior Researcher of the Center of Candidate of Engineering Sciences I.O. Piestova to the People's Republic of China took place on November 27 - December 1, 2017 by the invitation of the Qingdao Science and Technology Bureau. The purpose of the visit was to participate in the "2017 Qingdao International Technology Transfer Conference & Aoshan Forum for Eurasia on Science and Technology".

Ph.D. I.O. Piestova prepared and presented a report "Integrated information system for sea vessels monitoring" under the program of the forum.

The visit to the Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology took place on November 30, 2017, where the Ukrainian delegation was introduced to the organization, technical equipment and operation of the laboratory's subdivisions and innovative enterprises of Jimo District. During the visit, meetings were held with representatives of the district administration, the management of innovative enterprises, businessmen and scientists.