Doha, Qatar: A large team of experts, which conducted a baseline survey of one of the few uninhabited islands of Qatar, has called for a comprehensive study on islands and coastal formations in the region. The survey was conducted to generate a GIS and remote sensing based location map of the island.
The team, after collecting and calibrating the environmental data from Qatar’s virgin island Al Besheriya, also recommended a study on the beach formations and their changing shapes that would allow Qatar for a sustainable development of its coasts. The survey team included top marine researchers, terrestrial and Intertidal experts.
The baseline study was conducted to generate a GIS and remote sensing based location map of the island. In a walkover search, the survey team found that a large sector of the island was a burial site. The team suggests that intensive archaeological investigations in the area might produce evidence of Qatar’s earlier history.
The environmental data was collected by Environmental Studies Center, Qatar University, with the support of Qafco, which is the current custodian of Al Besheriya Island.
Source: The Penisula Qatar