Marine Science Station (MSS)​

The University of Jordan & Yarmouk University

Welcome to Marine Science Station

The Marine Science Station (MSS) was founded in mid 1970s. The main objectives of establishing the MSS were to create a marine research facility for scientist and post graduate students of the two Jordanian Universities that existed at that time; the University of Jordan and Yarmouk University, and to provide a haven for international scientists interested in studying the tropical-subtropical marine ecosystem. The Gulf of Aqaba with its unique characteristics provides an ideal oceanic model for such studies. All visiting researchers are individually warmly welcome by the director, researchers and the staff of the MSS. The present MSS campus is located at the beautiful eastern coast of the northernmost end of the Gulf of Aqaba, about 10 km south of Aqaba Town. The public aquarium of the station attracts thousands of school students, tourists, official visiting groups and Jordanian citizens. The MSS is in fact the Northern Gate of the Gulf of Aqaba Marine Park. Within its boundaries exi


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