University of Basrah, Marine Science Center

Member Type: 
MENA Research Center
Research Focus Areas: 
System-wide water use management and modeling
Groundwater pollution and degradation
Groundwater socioeconomics and policy
Rural water and sanitation/decentralized systems
Water service delivery
Climate change adaptation
Brackish water
Modeling the water/food/energy nexus
Energy efficiency and renewable energy
Community Interests: 
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The University of Basrah was founded in 1 April 1964 and has two main campuses. In 1981, the Marine Science Center was inaugurated, becoming the only research center focused on studying the Shatt Al-Arab mouth and Iraq coastal waters. The Center’s objectives are to:

  • Support research undertaken in Iraq on topics related to its specialty
  • Gather information, sources, references, documents, and other data, which are connected to the Center's research interests to keep up with recent technological and scientific developments
  • Collaborate with Iraqi universities, scientific research institutions, government offices, and the private sector
  • Provide consultations related to the Center's research interests
  • Promote scientific and cultural relations with counterpart institutions, from Iraq and abroad
  • Hold conferences, symposiums, meetings, and seminars

The Center is rich in academically qualified staff, with technical potentialities that could be invested in rehabilitating our marine environment, undertaking practical studies on environment assessment, and suggesting solutions for problems facing marine habitats.

Scientists & Staff

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Technical Lead