Dr. Rhodora V. Azanza is one of the 11 Lifetime Distinguished Achievement awardees chosen by the UPAA.

Prof Porfirio Aliño, a graduate of James Cook University, Australia is a recipient of 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award and the Chancellor`s Outstanding Alumnus. (left photo from JCU, right photo by DRP)

MSI has been designated by PEMSEA as its Regional Center of Excellence (RCoE) on Coral Reef Research and Marine Protected Areas.

UPMSI has been culturing giant clams for more than 25 years. (photo by SMLicuanan)

Dr. Coke Montaño is PCAARRD Pantas Awardee for 2013 as Most Outstanding Researcher/Scientist.

Major investment in higher education and R&D is key to fulfilling the Aquino Social Contract with the Filipino people.

Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III confers the rank and title of National Scientist to Dr. Gavino C. Trono, Jr. through Proclamation No. 737.

Graduate degree programs being offered at the MSI.



If you are reading this, chances are you have some connection with The Marine Science Institute, as a student, staff, faculty, or other. If you have seen the signage at the top of the entrance facade of the MSI building, have you ever wondered why the name is “The Marine Science Institute” and not simply “Marine Science Institute”? Do you know difference? If you do not, here is an example of the distinction. —>continue reading here

UP Marine Science Institute: A lustrous pearl of RP science

When Jose Rizal referred to the Philippines as Perla del Mar del Oriente (in his Mi Ultimo Adios), he was giving recognition to the beauty and preciousness of our country, and to its strategic location in the sea. Our national hero may not have known it at the time, but our country lies in an area of great marine biodiversity — a fact that is now being thoroughly studied and exploited by our scientists and which will result in material benefits to our country’s health and economy. –>continue reading here.