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About CEMACS

The Centre for Marine and Coastal studies (CEMACS) was established in August 1991 to undertake research and postgraduate training in Marine Science and Coastal Ecosystems. It provides the institutional mechanism for mobilising and integrating the University’s considerable expertise and resources in marine science. The main objective of CEMACS is to enhance the capability of conducting integrated inter-and multi-disciplinary studies leading towards solving problems related to marine and coastal ecosystems.

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CEMACS is located at Teluk Aling the northwest coast of Penang Island in the Penang National Park. The centre is served by a number of core academics working in collaboration with research associates identified from other teaching schools as well as from outside the University. The centre’s international associates include those from Canada, Australia, USA, UK, Japan, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Iran, Australia, China, Singapore, Vietnam and Denmark. Associates of CEMACS are provided with the direct access to the Centre’s considerable research and training facilities. Presently, research and training conducted at the centre is focused on biodiversity and conservation of marine ecosystems, coastal forest ecosystems, mariculture and marine mammal ecology (dugong and dolphin).

Latest News

07
Sep2021
Seas benefiting from MCO

Seas benefiting from MCO

All clear: The thick bands and splotches of redness that appeared off Tanjung Bungah, Penang last year is no where to be seen this year due to the drop in...

07
Mei2021

Expert: Severe soil erosion may result in loss of marine life

GEORGE TOWN: Severe soil erosion along the coastline may result in loss of marine life on the seafloor, says Prof Datuk Dr Aileen Tan. The Universiti Sains Malaysia Centre for...

07
Mei2021
IN FOCUS: Changing weather patterns a bane for Malaysia's fishery sector

IN FOCUS: Changing weather patterns a bane for Malaysia's fishery sector

IN FOCUS: Changing weather patterns a bane for Malaysia's fishery sector Climate change has thrown monsoon, wind and wave patterns into disarray, affecting the fishermen’s operating costs and potential of...

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Mac2021
Field Guide to the Jellyfish of Western Pacific

Field Guide to the Jellyfish of Western Pacific

                                           Malaysian jellyfish research is able to reach great heights with...

02
Dis2020
CEMACS’ Coastal Cleanup Month Nets Cigarette Butts, Face Masks and Gloves

CEMACS’ Coastal Cleanup Month Nets Cigarette Butts, Face Masks and Gloves

Beach cleanup activity by staff and students of CEMACS.   TAKE A LONG leisurely walk along Penang’s beaches. What do you see? Iterations of clustered seashells dotting their lengths perhaps,...

18
Sep2020
HARMFUL JELLYFISH WEBINAR - Future Friend or Foe: Handling Our Relationship with Jellyfish in SEA

HARMFUL JELLYFISH WEBINAR - Future Friend or Foe: Handling Our Relationship with Jellyfish in SEA

Recording Link :https://usm-cmr.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/usm-cmr/recording/playback/e58d392a0c3d413c84638c5cbc5be8e9