The Coastal Marine Laboratory (CML) of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) was established in April 2002 to provide cutting-edge facilities for frontier marine science research in Hong Kong and other parts of Southern China. The CML brings together regional and international scientists and graduate students from various fields of marine sciences, with major foci on marine natural products, antifouling, biogeochemistry, eutrophication and red tides, and environmental impact assessment.

  The CML has a number of unique features that make it a model facility for marine science research:

  • Ideal location on the shoreline of Port Shelter which provides direct access to high quality seawater
  • On campus site to allow easy access to the existing major research infrastructure of the University
  • A large-scale aquarium to support a board diversity of research activities
  • Close vicinity to a variety of marine habitats