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National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries

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Administrative contact: Suzan KHOLEIF (Professor)
Address: Kasr El-Ainy Street, CAIRO, EGYPT

The National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF) is one of the twelve national research institutions affiliated to the Ministry of State for Scientific Research of Egypt that deal with different fields of science and technology, with a specific mandate of national relevance assigned to each institute. According to the Presidential Decree No. 436 of 1986, the explicit mandate of NIOF is to "maintain, protect and promote the different Egyptian aquatic environments". The National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries was first established in 1924 as the Hydrobiological Institute of the Egyptian Fisheries Directorate, and was located at El-Shatby in Alexandria. In 1931, it was renamed as "The Alexandria Institute of Hydrobiology" and relocated at Keyed Bey on the Eastern Harbor of Alexandria, where the Mediterranean Branch of NIOF is presently located. A Marine Biological Station was established in 1928 at Hurghada on the Red Sea for the Zoology Department of the Egyptian (currently Cairo) University.

Role of NIOF in FORCE

NIOF leads WP1 - Project Management & WP4 - Enhancing the capacity building for a comprehensive strategy

force logo bottom The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 /2007-2013) under grant agreement no 295004. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which maybe made of the information contained therein.