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Institute of Oceanography, Nha Trang

Acronym ION
Type Research
01 Cau Da, Nha Trang city Nha Trang
Tel +84 358 59 00 36
Fax + 84 358 59 00 34
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Website http://www.vnio.org.vn/
Activities The Institute's predecessor in South Viet Nam was "Service des Pêche de l'Indochine" founded on September 14th, 1922. On January 1st, 1930, the Service des Pêche de l'Indochine" was officially changed its name into the "Institut Océanographique de l'Indochine". The Institute of Marine Research under the State Committee for Science and Technique had been established in 1967. After the liberation of South Viet Nam in 1975, the "Institut Océanographique de l'Indochine" was integrated with the Institute of Marine Research of State Committee for Science and Technique, forming the Institute of Marine Research under the leadership of the Viet Nam Institute for Sciences. The name "Institute of Oceanography" was changed since 1993 after the Viet Nam Institute for Science changed its name to National Center for Natural Sciences and Technology. At present, the Institute of Oceanography (IO) is under the Viet Nam Academy of Science and Technology.

Since the establishment, the Institute of Oceanography has implemented many worth studies that have contributed significantly to the exploitation and conservation of the Bien Dong. There are 1,100 published studies in which, 62.6% on marine biodiversity; 11.6% on marine physics; 7.6% on ecology and environment; 5.4% on marine geology, geomorphology and 4.4% on marine chemistry and biochemistry.

Created: Last Updated: 2010-02-07

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