Lattakia, High institute of marine research


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Tishreen University
P.O. Box 1408
Lattakia   SYRIA
Tel : + 963 41 412 657
Fax : + 963 41 416 401
Email :
Web Site :
Director : Prof. Dr Adib Saad

Type of activities
research only academic, education
policy/planning long term monitoring
other: policy/planning/consultancy, conservation & protection

Main sectors of research
coastal ecology, population genetics & evolution, systematics & taxonomy, living resources (e.g. fisheries, aquaculture), biotechnology, water quality & pollution, environmental impact assessment

Current major projects

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 11 others : 3

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 150 teaching : 100
others : 200

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : 110 )

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

Laboratory facilities & equipment: 12 microscopes, camera LCD + monitor, reader of fish scales for age determination, refrigerator, freezer, microwave
Ecosystem types available nearby

Areas of taxonomic expertise
Eastern Mediterranean (Levantine basin)

Specimen collections
yes no
  Brief description :
    Museum contain specimens representing 221 marine fish species + 87 species of freshwater conserved in alcool + specimens of sponges and jellyfish + crustacea + specimens of 5 sharks conserved by dry method

Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no

Training courses
yes no
advanced courses, summer schools, field courses, workshops

Capacity and brief description of library
200 m2, 26 scientific journals (marine science, aquatic environment + 500 books)

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


CIESM Guide of Marine Research Institute