Visiting professor wins Saudi award for environmental research

A visiting professor at the University of Aberdeen has received a top award for environmental management relating to Arab countries by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Dr Mohamed Osman Ahmed Arnous, visiting professor at the University’s Aberdeen Institute for Coastal Science and Management (AICSM), was awarded joint second prize for Best Environmental Research by the jury which included the Supreme Committee for the award, the arbitration body, and the Technical Secretariat (Arab Administrative Development Organization).

The prize, which is awarded every two years, and is now in its sixth session, aims to consolidate and adopt the broad concept of environmental governance in the Arab world, and the principles and methods of environmental management and sustainable development.

It also aims to stimulate and guide scientific research in interesting aspects and applications of environmental management, mobilize efforts to use innovative practical science in current and future environmental problems, contribute to efforts to achieve a higher quality of life for the Arab peoples, and the right of all Arab generations to a clean environment.

The winners of each of the four categories of research won US $40,000.

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