MSc Tropical Biological Oceanography
The research programme aims to address the manpower needs of the country, understand the Philippines’ unstudied deep sea areas through research and increase Silliman University’s research output through publication. The research which is vital to this programme will center on investigating upwellings, quantifying the contribution of oceanic plankton to coastal fisheries and understanding the role of deeper reefs as refugia. This will give a platform for students enrolled in the proposed programme for their research. Implementing units for this programme are the Institute of Environmental and Marine Sciences of Silliman University and the School of Marine Science and Technology of Newcastle University.