Alexandria, Department of Oceanography


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(NIOF) Kayet Bey - Anfoushy -
Alexandria   EGYPT
Tel : + 20 3 480 1553
Fax : + 20 3 480 1174
Email :
Web Site :
Director : Prof. Dr Hosny Ibrahim Emara

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

Main sectors of research
oceanography, fisheries, aquaculture

Current major projects
* to maintain and develop the different water bodies and their natural resources ;
* to propose measures for the protection of the aquatic environment ;
* to organize, conduct and supervise research programmes (environmental, fisheries, fresh water aquaculture and mariculture studies and sea food technology) ;
* to train and offer advice at different levels for personal and bodies involved in aquatic resources and aquatic environment management

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 278 others : 175

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 2300 teaching : 220
others : 850

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : 120 )

Research vessel(s)
less than 12 m in length; number of vessels :
more than 12 m in length; number of vessels : 2
Brief description of vessels and on board scientific equipment :
oceanographis, equipment (Nansen bottles, reversing, thermometers), CTD fisheries equipment, trawling nets)

Other major research facilities and equipment
central laboratory equiped with 2 AAS, 2 GC, spectrofluorometer, 3 spectrophotometers

Ecosystem types available nearby

Areas of taxonomic expertise
SE Mediterranean, Red Sea, Gulf of Aquaba, Gulf of Suez

Specimen collections
yes no
  Brief description :

Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no

Training courses
yes no
monitoring of the marine pollutants ; water pollution management and control shrimp culture technology ; fisheries management (Med., coastal lakes)

Capacity and brief description of library
surface area : 200 mē ; books, periodicals and expeditions : 12000

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


CIESM Guide of Marine Research Institutes