UMI is an initiative to encourage the communication of Marine Science within the OIST community and beyond to the wider community of Okinawa
Marine Scientists of OIST
At OIST we have a number of researchers students and staff with a passion for marine science and experience within various fields. UMI will act as a hub for OISTers to discuss marine issues in Okinawa and organize events that encourage more understanding and a healthy attitude towards the ocean and the species that inhabit it.
Science Education Outreach Partners
The External Engagement section of OIST maintains a strong relationship with the local community through organized activities where members of OIST visit schools or join in with culturaly significant events. Through marine science related activities UMI will build stronger bonds between current local partners as well as to reach new groups in Okinawa with the help of the Community Relations Section.
The Science Education and Outreach section of the OIST Graduate School are dedicated to fostering high school and middle school students’ interests and consideration to pursue a future career in science. UMI is a proud partner of their SHIMA program.