Address:N0 246 Da Nang Street, Cau Tre Quarter, Ngo Quyen District, Hai Phong City, Viet Nam
Director: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Quan
Vice Directors: Dr. Nguyen Van Thao
                         Dr. Nguyen Dang Ngai
                         Dr. Do Manh Hao

The IMER was established pursuant to the Decision No: Decree No.62/2008 ND-CP on 12th May 2008

Signed by: Premier Nguyen Tan Dung

N0 246 Da Nang Street, Cau Tre Quarter, Ngo Quyen District, Hai Phong City, Viet Nam
Phone: (+84)( 0225).3761523
Fax:(+84)( 0225).3761521
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Quan

Vice Directors:

Dr. Nguyen Van Thao

  Dr. Nguyen Dang Ngai
  Dr. Do Manh Hao
- President: Prof.Dr. Do Cong Chung
- Vice President: Dr. Nguyen Van Thao
- Secretary: Dr. Do Manh Hao
-Members: Prof.Dr. Tran Duc Thanh, Assoc.Prof.Dr.Tran Dinh Lan, Dr.Dinh Van Huy, Dr.Nguyen Van Quan, Dr.Nguyen Dang Ngai, Dr. Duong Thanh Nghi, Dr. Chu Van Thuoc, MSc. Tran Anh Tu
  • Basic researches and the application of advanced technologies to the fields of coastal, marine and island environment and resources.
  • Consulting contributions to the policies and strategies of marine resources development and environment protection.
Main Tasks
  • Investigate and study aspects of science and technology in the fields of marine environment and resources.
  • Study and propose measures to be taken for the protection and sustainable development of marine resources and environment, and natural hazard adjustment.
  • Provide services on marine science and technology.
  • Conduct cooperations with national institutions and production units on aspects of marine resources and environment.
  • Implement international cooperations on marine environment and resource researches.
  • Organise training courses on marine environment and resources.
Administrative Office
- Science management division
- Administrative management division
- Information and library division
- International coorperation division
Research Departments: 08 departments
- Department of Marine Geo-Environment
- Department of Physical Oceanology
- Department of Marine Environmental Chemistry
- Department of Marine Ecology and Animal Resources
- Department of Marine Ecology and Plant Resources
- Department of Marine Phytoplankton and Microorganism
- Department of Marine Conservation and Biodiversity
- Department of Marine Database and Remote Sensing
Monitoring and Survey Units
- Do Son Station for Marine Rerearch
- Northern Station for Marine Environment Monitoring
- Underwater Survey Team
The staff with a total of 65 persons
Baseline Investigations of Marine resources and Environment
  • Since 1959, the IMER has led the implementation of national programmes on: Comprehensive investigations of the Tonkin Gulf, the Quang Ninh - Hai Phong and Hai Phong - Nghe Tinh coastal marine areas.
  • The IMER has also carried out a number of national projects and taken part many others related to the following areas : marine biology, physical oceanography, marine chemistry, coastal/marine ecosystems, coastal wetlands, restoration of marine living resources, coastal erosion-siltation, coastal aquaculture, coastal/marine geology and geomorphology.
Assessment of Marine resources and environment
  • EIA for coastal/marine development projects.
  • Marine science contributions to the development of marine resources and environmental management strategy, policies and plans at national, sectoral and local levels.
  • Red tide and marine pollution monitoring.
  • Coastal planning
  • Research and development of simulation modeling.
Marine environment protection and conservation Focus on:
  • Integrated coastal zone management.
  • Marine biodiversity.
  • Marine protected area planning.
  • Coastal wetlands inventory and management planning.
  • Research in marine ecology and community-based management of ecosystems.
  • Gender issues in marine environment management.
Marine Information Management and Publishing
  • Development of marine database
  • The library of marine sciences
  • Publishing the annual collection of works on Marine Environment and Resources
  • Publishing contributions to marine science and technology
  • Organization of seminars, workshops and technical training courses referring to the areas mentioned above.
International Co-operations
  • The IMER is a national focal point on marine sciences and marine environment in the ASEAN region and the programme JSPS on coastal marine sciences.
  • The IMER is among the members of a network on marine environment monitoring in the East - Asia Region, on WESPAC red tide monitoring, on global research in land - ocean interaction in the coastal zone (LOICZ).
  • The IMER has implemented cooperative projects with China, Sweden, Canada, Japan, France, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Russia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, UNDP, WB, IUCN, WWF, ESCAP, UNEP, etc.
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