Inter- Islamic Science & Technology Network on Oceanography







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Organization of Islamic Conference Standing Committee on Scientific & Technological Cooperation

Inter- Islamic Science & Technology Network

on Oceanography


The Mission and Objectives of INOC

Mission : is to play the catalyser role to foster closer cooperation among the islamic countries in the field of development and management of marine resources.


to facilitate the exchange of scientific data and information and the transfer of knowledge resulting from marine scientific research and maintain continuing dialogue with member states on the development of Ocean services;

to set-up and maintain a data bank on the developments on the marine sciences and related services, taking into account national interests of the subscribing countries;

to collaborate and cooperate in the areas of common interest with a view to help each other in building up the national capability of the member states in the development of the exploration and exploitation of the marine resources;

to initiate joint projects of research and development, help member states in the training of quality manpower and render consultancy and advisory services in the field of oceanography;

to maintain liaison and develop partnership with other similar organizations of the word.



Member states at present are composed of the

following 18 OIC countries:

• Algeria, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Indonesia,

Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia,

Mauritania, Morocco, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia,

Senegal, Syria, Tunisia , Turkey , Turkmenistan.

• Observateur: North Cyprus.


INOC Executive Council members (2009-2013)

President : Prof. Orhan USLU / Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul-TURKEY.

Vice–President :

For Arab states: Prof. Amir IBRAHIM, High Institute of Marine Research, Tishreen University, Lattakia / SYRIA

For Asia: Dr. Vahid CHEGINI, Iranian National Center for Oceanography, Tehran, I.R. IRAN

For Africa : Dr. Hamet Diaw DIADHIOU, Centre de Recherche Océanographiques de Dakar / SENEGAL

Executive Director: Prof. Abdelouahab CHOUIKHI, IMST- Dokuz


INOC Scientific Committee

President : Dr. Hratch Kouyoumjian ,Lebanon Members :

Dr. Djamel Eddine ZOUAKH, ISMAL, Algiers-Algeria .

Prof. Mohammad Zafar, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Prof. Samia Kamel Mikhail , National Institute of Oceanography and

Fisheries, Alexandria, Egypt .

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Savari , Department of marine biology, University of

marine science and technology ,Iran

Dr. Birane SAMB, Centre de Recherches Océanographiques de Dakar

Thiaroye , Dakar/Sénégal

Dr. Mohammad Khaleel Al-Zibdah , Marine Science Station (university of

Jordan-Yarmouk University) Aqaba-JORDAN.

Dr. Assad Ahmed Al-Thukair , King Fahd University of Petroleum &

Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Hamza-Chaffai Amel , Sfax University-IPEIS,09-03, IPEIS, BP

805-3018—Sfax- Tunisia

Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Avni Benli , Dokuz Eylül University, Institute of Marine

Sciences and Technology, Izmir, Turkey

Dr. Kemal Can Bizsel , Dokuz Eylül University, Institute of Marine Sciences


Training courses & Research projects

Project on Vermetid terraces in South


Training courses on marine taxonomy


Observing and assessing ecosystem

changes in the Levantine Sea”-



Scientific Meetings

International Workshop MED 2000 on “ Education, Research and Technology for Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean“, Izmir / TURKEY, 4-6 July 2000;

International Workshop on “ Marine Biodiversity in the Islamic countries“, INOC- Algerian Ministry of Fisheries, Algiers/

ALGERIA, 22-24 October 2001;

International Workshop on” Mediterranean Vermetid Terraces and the Status of Lessespian Migration “,INOC- National Centre of Marine Science of Batroun, Beirut / LEBANON, 19- 21

December 2002;

International Workshop on “Marine Pollution and the Impacts of Seawater desalination plants on the coastal environment”,


International Workshop on ”Marine & Coastal Protected Areas”, INOC-University of Meknes , Meknes-Morocco; 23-25 March


International Workshop on “The protection of Coastal & Marine Environment“, 09-11 November 2005, Izmir-Turkey.

International Conference on coastal Oceanography and

sustainable marine aquaculture-Confluence Synergy”, INOC-Borneo Marine Research Centre/University Malaysia Sabah, 02-04 May 2006 , Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia,

International Seminar on” Coastal water management & sustainable use of marine resources”, INOC –Centre de Recherche Oceanographique de Thiaroye Dakar-Senegal, 14-16 November 2006.


International Conference on” Rapid urbanization and land use

conflicts in coastal cities, INOC- Universities of Jordan & Yarmouk, 30 October-01 November 2007, Aqaba- Jordan.

International Conference on “ Modeling and Monitoring of

Marine pollution, INOC- Iranian National Center for

Oceanography (INCO) , 01-03 December 2008, Kish Island-Iran.

International Workshop on "Integrated Coastal Zone

Management”, INOC- Marine Institute of marine Science & Technology/ Dokuz Eylul University, 20-22 October

2009,Izmir- TURKEY.

2ème Colloque international “ Biosurveillance & Ecosystème

Littoraux – BEL 02 ”28 - 30 Novembre 2010, Oran – Algérie.

International conference on " Biodiversity of the Aquatic

environment: towards a diverse and sustainable world» Lattakia, Syria, 13-15 December 2010.


International Symposium on

“Marine Ecosystems ,Natural Products and their Bioactive Metabolites”

25-27 October 2011 Bogor, INDONESIA

Organized by

Bogor Agricultural University

Faculty of Fisheries & Marine Science INDONESIA

InterIslamic Science and Technology Network on Oceanography -TURKEY


Focal points of INOC

Algeria: Ecole Supérieure des Sciences de la Mer et de l’Aménagement du Littoral (ESSMAL), Algiers

Bangladesh : Institute of Marine Sciences and Fisheries, University of Chittagong, Chittagong

Egypt : National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries , . Cairo

UEA : Marine Resources Research Centre Umm Al- Qaiwine, Dubai

Indonesia : Indonesia Institute of Sciences, Research and Development , Centre for


Iran : Iranian National Center for Ozeanograph , Tehran

Irak : Marine Science Centre , University of Basrah, Basra

Jordanie : Marine Science Station , Aqaba

Liban : Centre National des Sciences Marines- CNRS , Batroun

Libya : Marine Biology Research Centre , University Al-Fateh, Tajura

Malaysia : Borneo Marine Research unit , University Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu ,

Mauritanie : Institut de la Mer et de la Recherche Océanographique ,Nouadhibou

Maroc : Institut National de Recherche Halieutique , Casablanca.

Pakistan : National Institute of Oceanography , Karachi

Saudi Arabia : Faculty of Marine Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah

Senegal : Centre de Recherches Océanographiques de Dakar Thiaroye - Dakar/

Syria : Marine Research Institute , Tishreen University, Lattakia

Tunisia: Institut National des sciences et Technologie marine, Tunis





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