INOS Open Day Spotlights Marine Research and Wonder

The Institute of Oceanography and Environment (INOS) opened its doors to a vibrant and enthusiastic crowd on the first day of its Open Day event, coinciding with the celebration of World Ocean Week (WOW2023). The event, held on June 7, 2023, marked an engaging occasion for nearly 300 visitors, including school students and industry partners, to delve into oceanography.

The INOS Open Day showcased a diverse range of attendees, all eager to learn and explore the marvels of marine science. The event was a remarkable opportunity for INOS to connect with the broader community, sharing knowledge and fostering a deeper understanding of the ocean’s significance.

Throughout the day, visitors were guided through the INOS Research Gallery, where the innovative research outcomes of INOS researchers were on display. The gallery featured a collection of oceanographic research findings, highlighting the various dimensions of ocean exploration, from physical characteristics to marine life studies. As part of the WOW2023 special exhibition, an intriguing showcase titled “Unique and Rarely Known Marine Creatures” captivated visitors with a glimpse into the fascinating and often hidden world of marine fauna.

Coordinated with UMT students, interactive activities brought a vibrant energy to the event. Attendees had the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities that provided a taste of the experiences of marine science students. These interactions fostered a sense of engagement and curiosity among the visitors, enhancing their appreciation for the complexities of ocean ecosystems.

A significant highlight of the INOS Open Day was the guided visit to the INOS University-Industry-Community Collaborative Laboratory, showcasing the array of research support equipment available within INOS. This immersive experience allowed visitors to witness firsthand the advanced technology and tools utilized by researchers in their pursuit of understanding and preserving our oceans.

INOS is thrilled to have hosted this Open Day as a platform for knowledge dissemination to diverse community segments. The event provided a unique opportunity for INOS to bridge the gap between academia, industry, and the public, emphasizing the importance of ocean science in addressing the global challenges facing our oceans.

As INOS continues contributing to marine research and conservation, events like the Open Day underscore its commitment to sharing insights, sparking curiosity, and inspiring a new generation of ocean advocates. The success of the Open Day further reinforces INOS’s dedication to promoting awareness and understanding of the ocean’s vital role in our lives and the environment.