Vision & Missions


  • To be a key international research centre in advancing marine environmental research that contributes to the protection and management of the marine environment and generates positive societal impact.


  • To protect marine environments of Hong Kong, South China, and Asia-Pacific region through high quality multidisciplinary research and innovations relevant to pollution monitoring and control, environmental risk assessment, ecosystem responses to stressors, and ecological restoration.
  • To build capacity by nurturing and training environmental scientists, managers, and entrepreneurs in the region.
  • To support the Hong Kong SAR Government and the Chinese Central Government in the management of environmental quality and protection of marine ecosystems.