Green water off Oman
This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from October shows what is likely to be the impact of the southwest monsoon season on the biological productivity of the waters of the Arabian Sea.Read More...
Chlorophyll a concentration is an index of phytoplankton biomass and it is the most common property that characterizes marine productivity.
Satellite remote-sensing images of ocean colour, calibrated as chlorophyll concentration provide a unique approach to monitor the productivity of the oceans and seas worldwide. Read More...
The Sea of OmanThe Sea of Oman is a strait (and not an actual gulf) that connects the Arabian Sea with the Strait of Hormuz, which then runs to the Arabian Gulf. It is generally included as a branch of this gulf. On the north coast is Pakistan and Iran. On the south coast are Oman in the east, and the United Arab Emirates for a short distance in the west.
Area and ports
The Sea of Oman is two hundred miles (320 km) wide at its outer limit, it narrows to 35 miles (56 km) at the Strait of Hormuz.
Roughly one-third of the world's oil is exported via the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman.
The major ports along the Omani coast include Sohar, Muscat, and Sur.
The Sea of Oman is a semi-enclosed basin with the range of depths from ~ 3000m to ~ 100m depth and demanding natural conditions:
high evaporation rate, high surface sea temperature, and salinity.
The sea is mostly influenced by a monsoonal regime of winds.
An example of long-term changes taking place along the Omani coast is given in the figure. Data collected by the Ministry of Fisheries Wealth on fish kill and harmful algal bloom incidents (HAB) were averaged over decades. It appeared that the tendency to increase was well pronounced for both characteristics.
OverviewThe TRC Open Research Grant program aims at enhancing research capacity in the Sultanate of Oman by allocating small to mid-sized research grants for short and mid-term projects. This results from demand-driven research initiatives to support researchers, including higher education students, in conducting projects within their areas of interest. The program promotes investigator driven research and encourages research-led projects based on international standards. The program also aims to build the research capacity in the country by supporting higher education students with funded projects.
The project is funded by the Research Council (Sultanate of Oman)
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