Marine Research and Conservation
Occupying an isolated corner of the Indian Ocean, the seas of Oman are home to some of the worlds most varied and biologically productive waters. Unfortunately, like much of the world, Oman’s marine environment is threatened by a number of factors, the biggest of which include entanglement from lost or abandoned fishing gear, plastic pollution, ship strikes, habitat loss and climate change.
ESO undertakes pioneering marine research to inform conservation initiatives designed to protect the threatened and endangered species residing in Oman’s waters. We aim to raise awareness and advocate for the adoption of critical conservation measures across society and are committed to developing the capacity of Oman’s next generation of marine conservationists.