Department of Marine Science was established in 27/02/2013 according to decision no.330/QD-TDHHN of Rector of Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment (HUNRE). According to decision of Minister of MONRE (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment) about function and tasks of HUNRE, Department of Marine Science officially was upgraded to Faculty of Marine Science and Island. There are 2 major undergraduate training programs: Marine Management and Marine Meteorology and Hydrology. Graduated students can be appointed to positions in management departments, research institutes, universities and foreign agencies related to marine science and management. Currently, there are 11 lecturers, divided in 2 specific branches: Marine Meteorology and Hydrology and Marine Management.