Marine Studies

Marine Studies

School of Marine Studies Facilities

SMS is situated in a modern, state-of-the-art facility on the shore of Laucala Bay in Suva, not far from the main Laucala Campus.Its buildings were purpose-built through a grant from Japan, and include officies, science and computer laboratories, lecture theater, aquaria,a comprehensive library (PIMRIS), a modern fish processing laboratory, collection, SCUBA and boat service facilities.

PIMRIS Reference Collection and Library

An excellent collection of marine related books and journals is housed adjacent to a reading and research area with desk and seating capacity for 56 students. On-line searching of world literature is also available.


There are 26 Office/Laboratory stations and provision is made for a number of visiting researchers and fellows of SMS.
There are two 50 seat laboratories with a common technical preparation area. Both labs are fully serviced and may be used for teaching a wide range of a laboratory disciplines. These labs may be divided into 4 smaller lab units.
There are several research laboratories devoted to staff and postgraduate student research projects.

Seawater Tank Research Area

A range of plastic tanks are continuously fed from elevated storage tanks. A choice of lagoonal or oceanic water can be supplied to the tanks. A central preparation and study centre may be used for a wide range of laboratory experimental and developmental projects.

Post Harvest Fisheries Laboratory

A modern demonstration, research and teaching facility such as this is a central facility in a rapidly developing cooperation between IAS, SPAS, MSP, the South Pacific Commisssion and Government departments in food technology and Post Harvest fisheries research and development.

Marine Geology Preparation Area

Heavy duty rock sample and mineral crushing and cutting equipment and facilities for sediment separation and analysis is housed in this area.

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Marine Studies
School of Agriculture, Geography, Environment, Ocean and Natural Sciences
Laucala Bay Road,
Suva, Fiji.
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