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. COR was established in 2007 as a joint initiative by National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) Chennai and Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology to encourage targeted sectors of Ocean Research. The main role of the centre is to facilitate a platform to the student communities from the Schools and Departments to utilize the high-end instrumentation related to ocean science and research. COR is supported by the Department of Science and Technology for establishing the FIST facility, and recognized as the nodal center for Marine Biotechnological Studies by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and established with Earth Science & Technology Cell (ESTC). COR has played a major role in establishing the Sathyabama University Technology Business Incubator (SU-TBI) to support entrepreneurship in Marine Bioresource based innovations and startups. COR is offering a “Post Graduate Diploma Course on Skill Development in Fishery Food Products Technology" sponsored by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India and affiliated to Food Industry Capacity & Skill Initiative. COR has published several high impact research articles and provides the major contribution to the H and i10 index of Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology. COR plays a key role in marine research and development through training/workshops and transfer of technology. COR has successfully completed and run many national and international funded research projects 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, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES). COR is being a platform for the Human Resource Development by supporting SERB - Teachers Associateship for Research Excellence (TARE), SERB-National Post-Doctoral Fellowship, UGC-Post Doctoral Fellowship, Rufford Foundation, UK, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) fellowship, Japan, ICMR-SRF and CSIR-SRF.
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.