Alger, I.S.M.A.L.


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B.P. 32
El Alia (Bab Ezzouar)
16111 Alger   ALGERIA
Tel : + 213 21 24 72 17
Fax : + 213 21 24 72 17
Email :
Web Site :
Director : Prof. Rabia Seridji

Type of activities
research only academic, education
policy/planning envir. monitoring

Main sectors of research
coastal ecology, systematics & taxonomy, living resources (e.g. fisheries, aquaculture), environmental impact assessment, modelling (ecosystems)

Current major projects

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 20 others : 5

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 500 teaching : 12500
others :

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : 500 )

Research vessel(s)
less than 12 m in length; number of vessels :
more than 12 m in length; number of vessels :
Brief description of vessels and on board scientific equipment :

Other major research facilities and equipment
equipment to sample physico-chemical parameters

Ecosystem types available nearby
littoral, coastal, pelagic

Areas of taxonomic expertise
plankton, benthos, fishes, algae

Specimen collections
yes no
  Brief description :
  Decapods larvae, fishes, molluscs, Cnidaria, Ctenaria and other invertebrates

Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no

Training courses
yes no
biostatistics, coastal management

Capacity and brief description of library
universitary library, general topics, local library, ecosystem pelagic library

Type of research institution
governmental, national governmental, local
international academic
private other:


CIESM Guide of Marine Research Institutes