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Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies (CEMACS)


 Jalan Hassan Abas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

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Academic research



Marine research, Education, Training


CEMACS was established in August 1991 to undertake research and post-graduate training in Marine Science and Coastal Ecosystems. It provides the institutional mechanism for mobilising and integrating the Universiti Sains Malaysia’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. Located at Teluk Aling the northwest coast of Penang Island in the Penang National Park, 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).

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