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Our Vision

INOS aspires to achieve scientific excellence by providing ocean solution through scientific research that combines new technology and innovative approach that will leads to new understanding of the complex and constantly changing marine ecosystems.

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.

“We strategically position ourself with various partners to envision our marine future, for the benefits of science and providing positive impact towards the society”

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The ‘Beauty of Ocean Knowledge (BOOK)’

08 – 16 JUNE 2021


Theme: The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods

(Lautan: Kehidupan dan Kelestarian Hidup)

(in conjunction with the World Oceans Day (WOD) global celebration on 08th June every year)


Dive deep into the Beauty of Ocean Knowledge (BOOK) for a week, and get to know our ocean closer during “WOW”.

Find interesting facts, infographic and videos that will blow your mind. Join the QUIZ.


The BOOK provides you 7 chapters during WOW.

A Chapter A Day, 3 sub-chapters of interesting facts daily at @10.00am, @1.00pm and @5.00pm every days.


Let’s become more knowledgeable and responsible SEAtizen


#WOWUMT2021 #WorldOceansDay



Launching of the Ocean Decade Activities in UMT

Launching of the Ocean Decade Activities in UMT United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2021 to 2030 as the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development – the “Ocean Decade”. INOS has join a collective global movement to create the Ocean we Want! This nationwide program  started last March was part of Ministry of Environment and Water effort to initiate a national movement by enhancing visibility of government support towards the ocean decades movement. During UMT’s program, more than 1000 students from all over Malaysia learnt a lot about the oceans and did it in a fun and exciting

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Friendly ‘Animoji’ Icon for Ocean Literacy

Friendly ‘Animoji’ Icon for Ocean Literacy Ocean Literacy Character and different is that the WOW UMT program this time brings the appearance of UMT’s ocean icon, ‘Cik Cu’ and her friends, an animoji characters brought in by the lecturers and students of UMT to attract younger generation with creative approach. Cik Cu and friends act as story tellers in each Chapter of BOOK and this new approach is fresher and successful in attracting students and the younger generation who will inherit the sustainability of nature and the ocean. The right target group for the purpose of improving marine literacy.

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An Elegant ‘World Ocean Week’ Online Celebration

An Elegant ‘World Ocean Week’ Online Celebration Jun is always special for us in INOS. June 8 is the date of World Oceans Day and UMT has made the World Oceans Day celebration an annual university event since 2013, and tpart of our tradition is the celebration at UMT which is known as WOW (World Oceans Week). This year program is very different because every thing will be conducted online. And surprisingly, a local activity has turn into international program. We engaged with more than 2000 students and communities throughout Malaysia including from the UK, Australia, Indonesia, Brunei, and Indonesia.

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International Webinar | Current Advance in Marine Big Data : Applications and Issues

Want to know about Marine Big Data and how it relates to you? Join us on 28 June 2021 from 9.50 am – 12.30 pm via Webex or FB Institut Oseanografi dan Sekitaran – INOS UMT and Pusat Rujukan & Repositori Laut China Selatan. Brought to you by Institute of Oceanography and Environment, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu and Marine Data Centre, National Marine Data and Information Service, China.

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Institute of Oceanography and Environment
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
21030 Kuala Nerus
Terengganu, MALAYSIA

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