Who We Are?

We are a national HICoE (Higher Institution Centre of Excellence) in marine science. We work on holistic and integrated approach in addressing marine and oceanographic issues at both local and regional level via various research teams.

MFAST - Malaysia Marine Forecast System

The MFAST is developed under the collaboration between UMT and First Institute of Oceanography (FIO), China, which is a supplementary product of the Ocean Forecasting Demonstration System (OFDS) for Southeast Asian Water; one of the Southeast Asian Global Ocean Observing System (SEAGOOS) pilot projects under the auspices of the IOC Sub-Commissions for the Western Pacific (IOC/WESTPAC).

MFAST is the first OFS in Malaysia to have a high-resolution ocean forecast data which is developed based on wave-tide-circulation coupled model established by the Laboratory of Marine Sciences and Numerical Modelling (MASNUM), FIO.

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

The project will realize the vision and mission of the Asia-Pacific Network (APN) Goals and Action Agenda by providing an understanding on how marine ecosystems reduce the risk along the coastal area under present and future climate scenarios in the tropic. These complex issues are related to the APN research agenda, namely climate, biodiversity and ecosystem, risk, and resilience. Our research will perform the analyses and involve experts, local stakeholders, in accordance with APN’s mission.

Customer Satisfaction Survey on The Services of Institute of Oceanography and Environment (INOS), UMT

We would like to inform you that INOS is currently conducting a customer satisfaction survey to assess the quality of our services for all customers.

To achieve this goal, we kindly request the cooperation of YBhg. Dato’ / Prof. / Assoc. Prof. / Dr. / Mr. / Mrs. to provide feedback and suggestions / comments (if any) by completing the feedback form at the following link:

Recent Posts


The Much Awaited Guests

The Much Awaited Guests The sea turtles have chosen the beaches in Terengganu as their nesting spots each year By Dr. Mohd Uzair Rusli & Ms. Syamsyahidah Samsol, Sea Turtle Research Unit (SEATRU) From April to October every year, visitors flock to the beach at night. They wait patiently and quietly, and when the time comes, they are rewarded with the opportunity to witness something not easily found elsewhere—the sea

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Educating the World

Educating the World Being a UNESCO-endorsed regional training centre has allowed an institute at UMT to share its knowledge of oceanography with the world By Prof. Gs. Ts. Dr. Aidy @ Mohamed Shawal M Muslim, Lecturer, Institute of Oceanography and Environment (INOS) For the past eight years, the Institute of Oceanography and Environment (INOS) has been playing an important role at the world’s stage. And in doing so it has trained

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Feeling at Home

Feeling at Home An American student joins in the effort to conserve turtles while engaging himself in the local culture By Dr. Mohd Uzair Rusli, Sea Turtle Research Unit (SEATRU) Well immersed in the Malay culture, he may be spotted at times dressed in a Baju Melayu, a traditional shirt worn by Malay men, and a kain pelikat, a long, checkered cloth Malay men wear, wrapped around the waist, in

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