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.