June 8th, 2018

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World Oceans Week (WOW) 2017 Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)

Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) is currently organizing World Oceans Week (WOW) 2017 UMT, in conjunction with World Oceans Day on 8 June.WOW 2017 UMT consists of 34 high impact marine awareness programmes and activities starting from March until July 2017.

One of the main highlights during WOW 2017 UMT is the Choral Speaking Competition which involved 65 schools from the Fully Residential Schools in Malaysia. A total of 8 schools had competed in the grand finale on 6 May 2017 at UMT. With the theme "Our Oceans, Our Future", students had shown their creativity with their performance. Marine biodiversity issues, water pollutions, extinction of marine endangered species, steps to overcome those problems; were the topics highlighted in their choral speaking performances.

Main objective WOW 2017 UMT : 

  • To give opportunity to students and community in general; to collaborate and participate with UMT in protecting the         environment thus creating a sense of responsibility in protecting marine biodiversity
  • To promote UMT as the expert and leader in marine sciences and aquatic studies / research  within national and international level
  •  This programme is one of UMT’s corporate social responsibility programme (CSR) that aims to increase awareness for conserving the marine biodiversity


Organization Name
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
Organization Type
Academic Institution - College or University
Member of Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP)
Participant in AZA's SAFE Campaign


As part of our celebration, we plan to do the following:
  • Event is open to the public
  • Media would be welcome
  • Event will include some special activities or engagements for youth and/or young adults
    College/University Age
  • The event will touch on the following themes:
    Ocean & climate,Marine biodiversity,Ocean science
  • Event will be highlighting organization's own efforts to reduce use of plastic


Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu 21300 Malaysia
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