The Swire Institute of Marine Science (SWIMS) is a research facility of The University of Hong Kong, situated on the Cape d'Aguilar peninsula, on the shores of Hong Kong's only Marine Reserve. SWIMS aims to:

i.    develop an internationally acclaimed research centre focusing on marine science in SE Asia and the NW Pacific;
ii.   generate a research culture to train young scientists to an international standard who can play a role in the management and conservation of marine resources in the region;
iii.   provide an interdisciplinary research environment to initiate novel research ideas and applications; and
iii. foster research and education links and collaborations with other marine facilities in the SE Asian and global scientific community.

To achieve these, research focuses on shallow water marine ecosystems, specifically:

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