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Dolphin Energy and NYUAD Collaborate to Foster Environmental Research in the UAE

Dolphin Energy and NYUAD Collaboration Through a partnership with Dolphin Energy to finance NYUAD's Kawader Research Assistantship Program, a novel national capacity-building fellowship model was formed, providing exceptional Emirati graduates with the chance to gain experience in a state-of-the-art academic research setting.

Dolphin Energy and NYUAD Collaboration Through a partnership with Dolphin Energy to finance NYUAD’s Kawader Research Assistantship Program, a novel national capacity-building fellowship model was formed, providing exceptional Emirati graduates with the chance to gain experience in a state-of-the-art academic research setting.

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The first Dolphin Energy Fellow is NYU Abu Dhabi’s (NYUAD) research assistant, Maryam Al-Memari. Working as a research assistant, Al-Memari is supervised by Associate Professor of Biology John Burt at NYUAD’s Center for Interacting Urban Networks.

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Her multidisciplinary study includes historical patterns of desalination and their effects on the ecology in the Arabian region, as well as evaluating environmentally friendly antifouling coatings to lessen marine pollution. She also looks at how coastal development affects the Gulf Cooperation Council and how local female reef scientists see closing the gender gap in their area.

Nyuad Vice Chancellor Mariët Westermann said, “We are proud to announce the inaugural Dolphin Energy Fellow at Nyuad. We thank our partners, Dolphin Energy, for their long-term commitment to research that can help drive sustainable growth in Abu Dhabi and the wider region. Al-Memari is an outstanding first Dolphin Energy Fellow. Her interest in finding pragmatic, workable solutions to some of our biggest challenges inspires everyone working with her. She will be an excellent ambassador for NYUAD’s efforts to support the continuation of the Year of Sustainability and build on the legacy of COP28.”

Furthermore, the organization is modernizing its long-standing commitments to sustainability and corporate social responsibility, formalizing them into ESG strategies, and keeping up its sponsorship and support of significant environmental initiatives in the local areas where it conducts business.

About Dolphin Energy

The Dolphin Gas Project by Dolphin Energy is a novel energy endeavor that provides consumers in the UAE and Oman with a consistent natural gas supply from Qatar. As the only global gas network in the area, it is a key project that unites Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman.

About NYUAD

NYU Abu Dhabi With a focus on fostering collaboration and advancement on the common problems facing humanity, as well as excellence in research and teaching, NYU Abu is leading the way in developing a new paradigm for higher education for a global society.

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