University Marine Initiative (UMI)

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.

Community Outreach and Education

The Community Relations 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.