Posted on May 07, 2019

Qatar University's (QU) Environmental Science Center (ESC) and ExxonMobil Research Qatar (EMRQ) sign a cooperation agreement to launch a detailed environmental study project for the Doha Corniche. This study represents the first attempt to understand the ecosystem and potential pollutants in this region, 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 region has led to a gradual deterioration of 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. Director of the ESC Prof. Hamad Al-Saad Al-Kuwari, was on hand at the agreement and stressed the vital importance of the project and its contribution to improving the environment of the region and restoring marine biodiversity in the area. He said, “This project complements the ongoing efforts of our center’s researchers, who work to preserve the environmental heritage of the State of Qatar.”

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Research Director at ExxonMobil Research Qatar (EMRQ), Dr. Mohamad Yacoub Al Sulaiti was also present at the agreement saying, “We are honored to start a new chapter with Qatar University, who we have been working with for over two decades. Through this agreement that we signed with the university’s Environmental Science Center, we aim to carry out comprehensive assessments of the environmental situation in Doha’s Corniche. The center has been a leader in environmental research in the state and we are thrilled to be contributing to these ongoing efforts.”

He adds, “ExxonMobil Research Qatar is committed to being a responsible member of the community and supporting the efforts of achieving the vision of Qatar through helping community partners in economic development and growth while adhering to environmental conservation.”QU and ExxonMobil Research 3 [].jpg