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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”

1st Announcement !


The 3rd Tropical Ocean and Marine Sciences International Symposium (TOMSY2022) is a biannually scientific event hosted by The Institute of Oceanography and Environment (INOS), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. This symposium aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of ocean and marine sciences especially in the tropical areas. With the theme “Ocean Research for a Sustainable Future”, the organizing committee are pleased to invite you to participate in TOMSY2022 which will be held through hybrid on 06 and 07 November 2022.

Latest Video

Video Raya INOS 2022

Assalamualaikum dan Selamat Sejahtera,
Kami dari Institut Oseanografi dan Sekitaran - INOS UMT mengucapkan Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri 1443H kepada seluruh muslimin dan muslimat yang menyambut Syawal penuh kegembiraan ini. Semoga Aidilfitri ini disambut dengan penuh kesyukuran.
Gemersik takbir mengundang tiba
Salam diutus tanda ingatan
Syawal dinanti mengundang tiba
Salam dihulur mohon kemaafan
"Salam Syawal daripada kami di INOS"


Other Video

Dr Andrew Mayes - Microplastics Research 2021

This film showcases Microplastics Research of Dr Andrew Mayes in 2021.
The journey starts in Andrew's lab at University of East Anglia, Norwich; moves on to partners at Quadram Research Park, Norwich; followed by visits to research partners CEFAS in Suffolk and Anglian Water in Norfolk. The film also features research partners in Southampton, Exeter and Plymouth, and finally visits international research partners in Malaysia.
The film was produced by UEA filmmakers Christine Cornea and Alex Smith, and was supported by UEA Impact Award funding and the Global Research Translation Award, funded by UKRI: https://bit.ly/GRTAMicroplastics
This Promotional Film is the shorter version. You can view a 10 minute version here: https://youtu.be/2MzhxJDsy_c



Women’s Day: Is Not about Excluding Men

Women’s Day: Is Not about Excluding Men On March 8 every year we celebrate the International Women’s Day all over the world. Of course it is not about excluding men, it is about celebrating and empowering women in our ocean science. As we commemorate Women’s Day recently, it is an opportunity to honour the vital and endless contributions made by our women scientists to our ocean science. We note the theme “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow” adopted this year by the United Nations. At INOS, we are about inspiring the younger generations to go for a career in

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Story of the Lost Ocean Buoy that Found Its Way Home After a Week

Story of the Lost Ocean Buoy that Found Its Way Home After a Week After almost 1,300 days in the South China Sea, UMT’s ocean buoy valued at almost RM1million floated around 70nm (130km) from the coast finally snapped and drifted away. After collecting more than hundreds of thousand of data, notably capturing Typhoon Pabuk (2019) and Typhoon Rai tail effect recently, and providing scientist with valuable information, the ocean buoy was tracked only by GPS signal that sent it position every 4 hours. Without searching location like Waze or Google Maps, the searching process was challenging, especially during the

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Director’s Note

Director’s Note Envisioning 2022: Making Purposeful Impact After a challenging year, INOS continues to achieve strong performance through various outcomes impacting the scientific communities, industries and society. We realise how important our research is to the nation, thus this year we share a slogan, ‘making purposeful impact’ to our team. We want to be fully committed to making things right for our stakeholders by building trust through our research and innovation that purposely design to provide solution based on relevant needs. This is a long-term effort demanding commitment through improving the quality of our postgraduates and talents, managing ocean facilities

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

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