Cooperation with the UK for Microplastics monitoring

The Malaysian Microplastics Network (MyMiP) has been established by INOS, UMT with few researchers from Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia and other NGOs. The MyMiP is part of the GCRF Global Research Translation Awards (GRTA) awarded to University of East Anglia under the project title “Meeting the SDGs: creating innovative infrastructures and policy solutions to support sustainable development in Global communities (GS-DEV)” funded by the United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI). The aim of the GTRA project is to build up microplastics monitoring capacity in Malaysia and to map microplastics contamination levels across this country. This project also aims to educate the community in reducing the single plastic used and to influence evidence-based policy decisions on waste management and strategy.

ERASMUS+ funding for innovation in teaching and learning

Marine Coastal and Delta Sustainability in Southeast Asia (MARE) is a project design to promote sustainable governance & management of coastal, delta & marine systems ICT-enhanced tertiary education. The project is funded under the ERASMUS+ grant scheme, where INOS is part of this 13 institutions partnership to work together under this cooperation. This venture is a 4-year project that focuses more on how to enhance and improvise current practice in teaching and learning in marine science. The MARE project will develop an e-learning system to enable sharing and dissemination of learning contents across the project network; series of webinars for master’s and PhD students will be piloted and arranged as regular events; interactive e-courses with case studies’ collections will be developed for each of the priority areas.