Faculty of Marine Sciences

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The faculty of Marine Science at the King Abdulaziz University was established to keep up the pace with the development in marine science and technology, particularly the active role played by the seas and oceans for food, security and provision of safe drinking water. Initially, in 1395 H it started as Department of Marine Science in the Faculty of Science later in 1398 H it was changed to the Institute for Marine Sciences with four scientific departments. The Supreme Council of the Universities approved the induction of a new Department of Maritime Studies on 13 Moharram 1412 H.