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EAD showcases significant marine projects during International Boat Show 2022


ABU DHABI, 26th November, 2022 (WAM) -- The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) showcased a series of significant marine life projects during the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show that being held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre Marina from the 24th to 27th November 2022.

At the EAD stand, the Agency had dynamic and interactive screens to shed light on the Research Vessel, a state-of-the art ship fitted with the most innovative technology. The 50-metre multipurpose marine conservation and fisheries vessel will use environmentally-friendly technologies to conduct specialised research in the hottest sea in the world – the Arabian Gulf – as part of the UAE’s commitment to execute innovative and forward-looking scientific projects.

The Agency also had an interactive touch wall to share information about EAD’s turtle rehabilitation project that had sensors, projection mapping and sound effects. To date EAD has rehabilitated and rescued more than 400 turtles in partnership with The National Aquarium.

To reach out to fishermen to raise their awareness on fishing regulations and laws, EAD shared information about the Recreational Fishing Regulation and the different methods to practise sustainable fishing.

Khansa Al Blouki, Environmental Outreach Director at EAD, said, “One of the contributing factors for the success of any visitor attraction in any show is the ability to create an environment that offers the opportunity to create experiences that are memorable. During EAD’s participation at the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show, we aimed to create an experience using digital technology for the visitors to learn, explore and enjoy information about EAD’s marine projects.”

The Boat Show is an unmissable global opportunity for learning about the latest innovations in boating, fishing, and water sports. It brings together some of the world’s best brands and industry specialists, and is the ideal show for marine companies to exhibit and find partnerships to help boost the growth of the booming marine sector.

Lina Ibrahim