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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

14
Jul2020
Seafood Trade Corridor Webinar - CEMACS MoU with Indonesian Food Safety

Seafood Trade Corridor Webinar - CEMACS MoU with Indonesian Food Safety

Seafood Trade Corridor Webinar - CEMACS MoU with Indonesian Food Safety   Watch video here - https://indonesianfoodsafety.org/seafood-trade-corridor-webinar/

24
Apr2020
In Conversation: an interview with Professor Aileen Tan

In Conversation: an interview with Professor Aileen Tan

        Aileen Tan Shau Hwai is a professor in the School of Biological Sciences at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). Currently, she is the Director of the Centre...

03
Feb2020
THE STORY OF A MAN’S 33-YEAR ‘BEHIND THE SCENE’ JOURNEY IN CEMACS

THE STORY OF A MAN’S 33-YEAR ‘BEHIND THE SCENE’ JOURNEY IN CEMACS

TELUK BAHANG, 17 January 2020 – Being 58 this year, Rosly bin Basarudin proudly looked back on his well-spent journey with Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). Memories of him commencing his...

08
Jan2020
A ‘spot’ for nature lovers in Penang

A ‘spot’ for nature lovers in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: Here’s another item to add on your “to do” list in Penang – dolphin watching.Although there is no guaranteed sighting as it depends very much on the weather,...

23
Okt2019
Hasil kajian ternak tiram CEMACS USM wajar dikomersialkan – Kon Yeow

Hasil kajian ternak tiram CEMACS USM wajar dikomersialkan – Kon Yeow

  TELUK BAHANG – Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang berharap hasil kajian Pusat Kajian Samudera dan Pantai (CEMACS) Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) mengenai penternakan tiram secara komersial dapat dimanfaatkan demi menjana...

23
Okt2019
Penang govt eyes partnership with CEMACS

Penang govt eyes partnership with CEMACS

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 19 -- The Penang government hopes to form a collaboration with Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)’s Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies (CEMACS) in regard to environmental impact assessment of state...