Qatar University's (QU) Environmental Science Centre (ESC) and ExxonMobil Research Qatar (EMRQ) signed an agreement to launch a detailed environmental study project for the Doha Corniche.
The study is the first attempt to understand the ecosystem and potential pollutants in the area, which is the heart of the city of Doha and is frequented by citizens and residents on a daily basis.
The Doha Corniche area contains many important marine organisms but intense human activity in the area has led to a gradual deterioration in the quality of life and water. For this reason, the study aims to monitor harmful changes and suggest ways to restore and develop the ecosystem of this vital area.
At the signing of the agreement, Prof Hamad al-Saad al-Kuwari, director, ESC, stressed the vital importance of the project and its contribution to improving the environment and restoring marine biodiversity in the area.
He said, "This project complements the ongoing efforts of ESC researchers, who work to preserve the environmental heritage of Qatar."
Dr Mohamed Yacoub al-Sulaiti, research director, ExxonMobil Research Qatar (EMRQ), was also present at the agreement signing ceremony. He said, "Through this agreement, we aim to carry out comprehensive assessments of the environmental situation at the Doha Corniche. The centre has been a leader in environmental research in Qatar and we are thrilled to be contributing to these ongoing efforts." (QNA)
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