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The presence of trained marine mammal observers onboard is a regulatory requirement for many large offshore developments in the Arabian Peninsula region. The Arabian Marine Species Observer (AMSO) Course is the first regionally specialized marine species observer programme in the Arabian Peninsula. This course is increasingly recognized as the most suitable option for environmental professionals in the region, and is specifically developed to take into account regional regulations and marine species. The programme content and design is a collaboration between Nautica Environmental Associates, headquartered in the UAE and Five Oceans Environmental Services in Oman, combining 30 years of experience in the region with leading scientists in the field of marine species identification. Below are some of the major developers that have chosen the Arabian Marine Species Observer (AMSO) course for their crew.

Hail & Gasha

The Ghasha mega-project is the world’s largest offshore sour gas project. National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) is contracted with the construction of eleven artificial islands in Hail and Ghasha fields. Trained Arabian Marine Species Observers working on vessels in the area play a crucial role in the mitigation of environmental impacts concerning vital marine species.

Red Sea Development

Red Sea Project is a land and property development on the Western coast of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coast. The project is focused on tourism, hoping to attract tourists to visit and explore the Saudi western coast. Trained Arabian Marine Species Observers working in the area on land and on vessels, for a variety of developing partners and contractors, play a vital role in the mitigation of environmental impacts concerning vital marine species.



National Marine Dreging Company

One of the Middle East’s marine industry leaders with an impressively large fleet of dredgers and support vessels



Engineering & Construction

Archirodon can undertake the construction of ports and harbors, jetties, terminals, offshore structures, and generally all types of marine Infrastructure



Geo-Data Specialist

World’s leading Geo-data specialist, collecting and analysing comprehensive information about the Earth and the structures built upon it



Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

Founded in 1971 ADNOC is one of the world's leading energy producers and a primary catalyst for the growth and diversification of the Abu Dhabi economy


ACES Jeddah

Specialized Engineering Company

Specialized engineering services including site and geotechnical investigation, land and marine surveying, and chemical and environment testing

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Beacon Development Company

Multidisciplinary environmental consultancy a subsidiary of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in KSA

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