It is my pleasure to welcome you to the department of Coastal Environment at the University of Jordan-Aqaba branch. The Jordanian coast of the Gulf of Aqaba represents the only marine access of Jordan, where most of the sea-based activities are concentrated. This environment is unique in terms of its special marine life, represented mostly by intensive coral reef ecosystems and seagrass meadows. Such valuable environment is precious in all aspects, including its ecological and socio-economic values.
The University of Jordan has recognized the importance of this environment since the late seventies, when it established the Marine Science Station (MSS). In 2009, the university started its Aqaba branch, with the faculty of Marine Sciences being on top priority to start with. The department of coastal environment is one of the two departments in this faculty. The bachelor program


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