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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

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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

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...