CEMACS: A Little-known And Highly Effective Research Centre


Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) is the second oldest university in the country, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Within its fold is the Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies (CEMACS), located in a 3.75 ha site at Teluk Aling within the Penang National Park.

Although relatively unknown to those outside the field, CEMACS has been attracting local and international scientists with its research and training facilities, with a focus on biodiversity and the conservation of marine ecosystems, coastal forest ecosystems, mariculture and marine mammal ecology.

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