The establishment of The University of Jordan branch in Aqaba comes as a direct translation of His Majesty King Abdullah II`s vision for the future of the Aqaba region, which is the first and foremost national strategic and economic project directly supported by His Majesty who laid the corner stone for The University of Jordan (UJ)- Aqaba Branch on April 30, 2009. The UJ-Aqaba Branch started teaching in a record time, at the start of the academic year 2009/2010 in September. The Faculty of Basic and Marine Sciences was one of faculties established at the first stage of the project. It is located in the main campus, which helps the interaction of Aqaba the faculty and students with other faculties, departments, and governmental institutions and private companies. The close proximity of the campus to King Hussein International Airport helps and facilitates the movement of researchers, scientists and academic staff of the branch. The program is designed to provide its graduates with the knowledge and skills that makes them competent in the various Sciences fields. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of modern sciences, both departments: Marine Biology and Coastal Environment are jointly supporting this program​​​​​​​​​