The Oman Earthwatch Programme is a close collaboration with governmental, academic, and education communities in Oman. It aims to:
Omani scientists use a GPS tracking device with The Oman Earthwatch Programme.
THE RESEARCH PROJECTS
Four research projects are being developed. The first two projects build on existing work carried out by the Office of Conservation of the Environment on the Arabian leopard at Jebel Samhan and the Arabian tahr at Wadi Sareen . The other two projects are in the planning phase and will focus on the juniper and olive mountain woodlands of Jebel Akdhar and Jebel Shams, through collaboration with Sultan Qaboos University, and increasing the efficiency of use of natural water resources for the benefit of communities and biodiversity, with Nizwa University.
Each project will deliver quality research outputs, enhance capacity and systems for the management of natural resources, and serve as a model for the development of further research activities. The project staff will consist of Omani and international scientists working together with students, field assistants, and field staff from relevant ministries.