ESO’s Renaissance Whale and Dolphin Project  

The Environment Society of Oman (ESO), in technical partnership with Five Oceans Environmental Services LLC, has completed the final round of satellite tagging of Arabian Sea Humpback Whales in Oman. A total of 14 whales have been tagged since whale tagging was initiated in 2014. Through sponsorship from Renaissance Services SAOG, local and international scientists deployed 5 satellite transmitters on Arabian Sea Humpback Whales within the Gulf of Masirah over the last 2 weeks in order to track their movements. The use of advanced technologies such as satellite transmitters has enabled researchers to gain valuable information that would otherwise have taken months of field work to obtain. Once deployed, the tags emit a daily signal whenever the whales surface and are expected to transmit for anything between 1-4 months.


BIG beefs up audio, video and lighting production capabilities

Audio, video and lighting production specialist Business International Group (BIG) has announced a major ramp-up of its entertainment and event production capabilities with the acquisition of new state-of-the-art systems that promise to provide a world-class audio-visual experience for audiences in the Sultanate. The high-performance digital systems, comprising Bose Professional ShowMatch arrays of loudspeaker system featuring cutting-edge DeltaQ sound technology, and the ABSEN curved LED Video Wall, will further entrench BIG’s credentials as a leader in Oman’s audiovisual rentals space, as well as cater to this burgeoning production business growth.


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