The Sea is the provider of bountiful assets to mankind. It is also mysterious and full of deep secrets. The time has come to probe the sea's inner worlds more scientifically and understand better how to work with it in closer harmony.
Enhancing our knowledge of the marine environment –ocean, sea and coastline– can only serve to enrich us, making our lives more fruitful and secure.
The Leon Charney School of Marine Sciences is set on this path of discovery, probing the potential and the needs of the sea for the benefit of all Mediterranean-bound nations and the world at large.
Located at its coast, the Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences concentrates on studying the uniquely diverse Mediterranean Sea. A relatively small enclosed sea, the Mediterranean is a puzzle of tectonic regimes, the sources of devastating earthquakes and tsunamis; a basin rich with natural resources waiting for discovery and exploitation; a composite of oceanographic circumstances and biogenic habitats extremely sensitive to global changes; a cradle and meeting point of maritime civilizations throughout history; the center of habitation for 200 million people and a focus of attention for the entire world.