Areas of Expertise

Over the years, the MOI has undertaken and contributed to several national, regional and international projects and assisted the Government in policy matters with regards to the ocean. The MOI has developed expertise in the following areas:

  • Application of ESA and EUMETSAT satellite data for coastal and marine monitoring
  • Coastal erosion monitoring using remotely sensed data
  • Coral reef monitoring and ecology
  • Development of Coastal Vulnerability Index (CVI)
  • DNA barcoding of marine organism
  • Extraction, purification and biological testing of marine extracts
  • Identification of sub-marine ground water discharge sites
  • Laboratory culture of marine micro-algae
  • Ocean mapping
  • Ocean modelling