​Michael Campbell presents his PhD proposal today: Ecosystem response to scale in the north-central Red Sea
​IOP welcomes Dr. Eva Aylagas Martinez, postdoctoral fellow in Marine Science. Learn more about Eva's research trajectory and why she chose KAUST and the Red Sea as the optimal place to study DNA metabarcoding to derive biotic indices for marine monitoring and assessment.
Lohitzune copy 2.jpg
​Physical oceanography and engineering expertise applied to surface current mapping of the Red Sea. Find out why Dr. Solabarrieta chose this field and KAUST to pursue her postdoctoral studies.

Dr. Benjamin Kürten is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Red Sea Research Center at KAUST. With over seven years of research experience of the Red Sea, he is emerging as a leading voice in biogeochemical cycles, food webs and ecohydrographic patterns in the region. We asked Ben to share with us some of his research interests and what inspired his passion for marine science. Read more about his story here.



Four STEM students joined the IOP Lab this summer to support research to better understand ocean processes of the Red Sea. Read more about their stories and the work they are doing to support research on global change.

​The Saudi Aramco-KAUST center for Marine Environmental Observations (SAKMEO) is seeking a PhD student to investigate the effects of contaminants on coral reef species and associated fauna.
​SAKMEO is hiring a post-doc in marine and coastal ecosystem services - apply now!
​The Saudi Aramco-KAUST center for Marine Environmental Observations (SAKMEO) is seeking a post-doctoral fellow. Applications encouraged from suitably qualified candidates.
​The Saudi Aramco-KAUST center for Marine Environmental Observations completed installation of a surface current mapping system along the central Red Sea. These high frequency radar systems to map surface ocean currents, a first for Saudi Arabia, will enable near real-time information of currents, which carry nutrients, pollutants, stranded boats, or anything that floats.
The Saudi Aramco-KAUST center for Marine Environmental Observations (SAKMEO) is seeking a research scientist in the area of coral reef fish ecology.
​KAUST IT rolls out Research GIS support facility, with the Integrated Ocean Processes group pioneering GIS research applications for the Red Sea
​Surya Prakash and Malika Kheireddine participate in the 2017 International Ocean Colour Science meeting.
Forty delegates from KAUST, Saudi agencies, PERSGA, King Abdulaziz University and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration convened on 17 November 2016 at KAUST to assess the benefits of an integrated national observational system for Saudi Arabia.
​Join KAUST's Artists-in-Labs to experience their works in progress and to learn more about their inspiration at KAUST and Saudi Arabia.

​Sandra  Kühne joins us as Artist-in-Residence
​Burton Jones, KAUST professor of marine science and head of the Saudi Aramco-KAUST Marine Environmental Research Center, discusses how his team in the University’s Integrated Ocean Processes lab uses gliders, or underwater autonomous robots, to learn more about the biological processes of the Red Sea.
In late November of 2015, the KAUST glider operating on what the IOP team calls the “Yanbu line” extending from KAUST to the middle of the Red Sea to Yanbu completed more than 1,000 dives, staying out in the water for 145 days and covering more than 4,500 kilometers of the Red Sea.

John Pearman, Xabier Irigoien and Susana Carvalho publish in Marine Genomics


ICMERS 2016 Call for Papers and Posters: Abstracts will be accepted until 15 May 2016 via

Studies conducted at the Saudi Aramco-KAUST Marine Environmental Research Center provide new insights into the physical and biological aspects of the Red Sea. KAUST Discovery features Professor Burt Jones' Lab in the research highlights section.
Seeking Post-Doctoral Fellow in Physical Oceanography – apply now
​Expressions of interest from potential students are welcomed. Ecological assessment and physical-biological coupling topics especially encouraged at this time.

2016 International Conference on the Marine Environment of the Red Sea

This month’s Café will focus on the Red Sea. Come join Burton Jones, Christian Voolstra, and Michael Berumen as we explore this month’s hot topic.
Video: KAUST Professor of Marine Science, Burton Jones, talks about the Red Sea gliders used at KAUST to demonstrate the processes that drive the physics, biology and chemistry of the Red Sea.
​Biological Research Technician job opportunity available