Centre for Ocean Research (COR) is one of the premier research and innovation centres managed by Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology to focus on Marine Science Research and Technology. Centre has been established in 2007 as a joint initiative of National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) Chennai and Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology to encourage targeted sectors of Ocean Research. COR plays a key role in marine research and development through trainings/workshops and transfer of technology. Centre has successfully completed many nationally and internationally funded research projects, while some are still ongoing and few are initiated which are sponsored by various Agencies and research organizations like Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Bharatiya Nabikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (DAE-BHAVINI), Ministry of Steel, Board of Research Nuclear Sciences (DAE-BRNS), University Grants Commission (UGC), International Foundation of Science (IFS, Sweden). Centre gathers and disseminates the knowledge to public in the major areas of Mariculture, Marine Technology and Engineering, Marine Ecology, Marine Nanotechnology, Marine Biotechnology, and Marine Education & Extension. In addition, COR lend its expertise to support the Marine Natural Resources in India in its decision-making activities including formulating policies, developing programs and regulations, and setting/managing standardization criteria for better utilization of the sea. Towards extension activities, the centre has been initiated seaweed and fish farming for the empowerment of coastal fisheries in Tamilnadu and patented many mariculture products. Centre for Ocean Research also conducts annual training programmes funded by Department of Biotechnology for school and college students to create public awareness especially among students of the recent developments and potentials of biotechnology.
To realize the potential of Marine Biotechnology for disease free and safe marine environment, leading to overall socio-economic growth, welfare and progress of humanity.
To promote, support and facilitate the research to utilize the marine living resources through biotechnology to improve the quality and quantity of human resources interaction in biotechnology industries for societal applications.