Modified 15 November 2018
Institute of Oceanography and Environment (INOS), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu is the leading research institute in Malaysia focusing on oceanography and marine science. INOS has been recognised by Ministry of Education, Malaysia as ‘Higher Institution Centre of Excellence’ (HICOE) in marine science. On the international scale, INOS is one of Associate Data Unit and Ocean Biogeographic Information System Node under International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE). The South China Sea Repository and Reference Centre (RRC) under INOS is currently housing more than 20,000 marine specimens and recognised by the Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources, Malaysia as the main centre for marine collection in Malaysia.