Lab. of Marine Sciences and Aquatic Environment


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Tishreen University
P.O. Box 2242
Lattakia   SYRIA
Tel : + 963 41 428 690/428 658
Fax : + 963 41 428 780
Email :
Web Site :
Director : Prof. Amir Ibrahim

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

Main sectors of research
marine biology, chemistry, physics, geology

Current major projects
marine biodiversity, pollution monitoring and bioaccumulation

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 21 others : 26

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 500 teaching : 250
others : 1000

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : 90 )

Research vessel(s)
less than 12 m in length; number of vessels :
more than 12 m in length; number of vessels : 1
Brief description of vessels and on board scientific equipment :
wooden vessel with equipments for collection of water and sediment samples

Other major research facilities and equipment
Atomic Absorption Spectrometer - gas chromatography, high performance liquid chromatography, infra-red, ultra-violet fluorescence, spectrophotometer

Ecosystem types available nearby
marine, coastal, estuary

Areas of taxonomic expertise
fish, molluscs, crustacea, algae

Specimen collections
yes no
  Brief description :
    collecting specimen of various marine organisms available in the marine ecosystem for the biodiversity museum

Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no
8 double rooms are available (accomodation for 16 persons) / service facilities for 40 persons

Training courses
yes no

Capacity and brief description of library
the library has over 600 scientific books and scientific periodicals

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


CIESM Guide of Marine Research Institutes