Institute for Ocean Management (IOM), Chennai was established in 1998. It is affiliated to Anna University. The institute represents a multi disciplinary group within Anna University, which has arisen from a strong tradition in training, academic research, education and consultancy services. The main objective of the college is to provide information to decision makers in an integrated form by the evaluation and mapping of physical, Geomorphology, to increase awareness and develop expertise in integrated coastal and ocean resource management by education and training of coastal and ocean resources students, managers and users and To investigate the dynamic processes operating in coastal and ocean areas, including monitoring the impacts of climate change in the coastal ecosystems.
The Institute offers Doctor of Philosophy courses with specialization in Engineering, Marine sciences and Coastal. The institute has all necessary facilities like Library, GIS/ Remote Sensing, laboratory, computer laboratory, sports facility, medical facility etc.
Mission is to develop sustainable use and planned development of the coastal and marine resources, achieved through extensive research and capacity building in coastal management, for the benefit of the coastal community and the coastal ecosystems
The overall objective of IOM is to investigate the interactions between biological, chemical and physical aspects of coastal and ocean resources including a socio-economic perspective; with a view to establishing the level of sustainable utilization, and thereafter, stimulating the adoption of scientifically-based integrated coastal and ocean management plans. The objectives can be summarized as follows: