Department of Marine Science and Fisheries
College of Agricultural and Marine Science
SULTAN QABOOS UNIVERSITY
P.O Box 34, AL-Khod 123
Sultanate of Oman

EDUCATIONAL  ATTAINMENT

May, 1990        Training Certificate in Fisheries Science (1988-1990)
International Center for Marine Resources Development.
Fellowship from Omani-American Joint Commission
University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island, USA

June, 1999        B.Sc. Honor Degree in Ocean Science, June 1999
            University of Wales ((Bangor University)), Bangor, U K

March, 2010        M.Sc. of Remote Sensing and GIS, 17 March 2010
            University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia. 

EMPLOYMENT:

Oceanography Laboratory Technician  1990-2000

Oceanography Laboratory Senior Technician  2000-200

Department Superintendent 2007-present

CURRENT JOB DESCRIPTION:

Assist in teaching introductory courses.

Co-investigator in oceanographic related research

Assist in teaching, and supervising the practical and laboratory activities of students in Marine Biology, Oceanography, Introduction to Marine Science, Marine Pollution, and Marine Practicum i.e., technical preparation of laboratories and field work activities; and instruction and guidance to students.

Coordinate the performance and research operations, including initiation of specific phases of fields work/ data gathering; and supervision of organizing facilities and service

Assisting M Sc. Students in laboratory analysis and in field data collections for Oceanographic research course. 

Running and maintaining analytical instruments such as Nutrients Auto Analyzer, Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth (CTD), Rosette water samplers, Spectrophotometers, and Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP).

Conducting Time-Series Oceanographic Observations:
Biweekly measurements of important hydrographic and biological parameters through the water column at stations: offshore Bandar Al-Rawdha, Fahal island, Bandar Khyran  Muscat, Oman (Sea of Oman), and monthly station at Masirah island in the Arabian Sea.

Coordinating the usage of the Department’s research vessel R/V Al-Jamiah for research and field trip activities. 

Teaching general practical sessions in Marine Sciences, Marine biology,

   Phytoplankton and its productivity.

   Assist in supervision of undergraduate student research projects;

   Bring innovation to instruction and practical practice;

   Participate in developing a strong practical session.

ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECT

Co-investigator: In Comparative studies of size-class fractioned phytoplankton primary productivity. (Principal Investigator Dr A Al-Azri,)

Research Assistance In the Role of Harmful Algal blooms in Oman coastal water (Principle Investigator Dr A Al-Azri)

Research Assistant In Assessment of meso- scale, physical, biological interaction along the coast of Oman in relation to fish kill (External project, Principle Investigator Dr A Al-Azri,)

Co-investigator: In Baseline study on distribution and the reproductive biology of the Brown Mussel in the Sultanate of Oman. Funded by Fisheries Research Fund, Ministry of Fisheries, Sultanate of Oman (Principle Investigator Dr. Said Mohamed Al-Barwani)

Research Assistance In Shelf Dynamics around Muscat, Oman
Funded by Sultan Qaboos University internal grant  (Principle Investigator Dr, Gerd Bruss)

 Research team Member of:

Stock assessment and Biology of the Kingfish fish in the sultanate of Oman    (Principle investigator Dr Hamad Al-Oufi  (2000-20004))

Stock Assessment and Biology of the shrimp in the Gulf Of Masirah
    (Principle investigator Dr S. Siddeek (1997-2000))

TRAINING
August, 1988        English Course: April 25 – August 26, 1988
            The American Language Institute
            George Town University
            Washington, D.C., U.S.A
 
January, 1990    Course of Open Water / Scuba Diving: January – April 1990, National Association of Underwater Instructors, Puerto Rico, U.S.A.

January, 1993        Scientific Workshop on the Results of the R/V Mt. Mitchell Cruise In the ROPME Sea Area 24-28, January 1993 ROPME Kuwait City, Kuwait

September, 1994    International course on Oceanographic Survey and Coastal Pollution
            3-13, September 1994
            National Institute  of  Oceanography 
            Karachi, Pakistan
Sponsored by the American Institute of Biological Science, U.S.A

 
October, 1994    Scientific Workshop on Mesopelagic Resources of the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea
            29-31, October 1994
        MSFC, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries 
            Muscat, Oman
     
April, 1995    Conference on Tanker Discharges and Protection of the Marine Environment
            11-12, April 1995
        Ministry of Regional Municipality, Environment, and Water Resources  
        Muscat, Oman

October, 1999     Regional Workshop on Fisheries Monitoring, Control and Surveillance. FAO/Norway Co-operative Program GCP/INT/648/NOR.
        24-28 October 1999.
        Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

September, 2000    Technical Workshop on Fish Mortality Phenomenon
        18-19, September 2000
        Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
        Muscat, Oman

November, 2000    Tri-Lateral Workshop on the Productivity of the Omani Upwelling Zone
            4-8, November 2000
             MSFC, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
            Muscat, Oman
  
January, 2001    International Conference on Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Environment in the NW Indian Ocean
            8-10, January 2001
            College of Agriculture
            Sultan Qaboos University
            Muscat, Oman

June, 2001    Management Workshop for Science, Agriculture, and Medicine Superintendents
            16-20, June 2001
            College of Science
            Sultan Qaboos University
            Muscat, Oman

November 2001    Workshop on Pollution of the Marine Environment
            3-7, November, 2001
            Arab School of Science and Technology (ASST)
            Kuwait City, Kuwait

January,2003        Workshop on Microscopic Maintenance
            18-21, January, 2003
            Technical Affairs Department
            Sultan Qaboos university   
            Muscat, Oman

June, 2003        Workshop on Demystifying the Thesis
            7-8, June, 2003
            Central for Human Resources & Staff Development
            Sultan Qaboos university   
            Muscat, Oman
 
July, 2003    Practical Course on using Segmented Flow Analyzer for Sea Water Nutrients Analyses
            16-24 July, 2003
            Skalar Headquarter 
            Breda, Netherlands 
  
July, 2003    Practical Course on using Flow Imager for Chlorophyll and Oil in Water Analyses 
            21 July, 2003
            Skalar Headquarter   
            Breda, Netherlands 

July, 2003        Nutrient analyses, training using Segmented Flow Analyzer
            22-25, July, 2003
            National Institute for Coastal and Marine Management
            Middelburg, Netherlands

July, 2005    Training Course on The Use of GIS and Remote Sensing For Coastal Zone Management.
            04-16, 2005
            SEAMEO-BIOTROP
            Bogor, Indonesia

May, 2006    ODINCINDIO Oceanographic Data Management Training Workshop
            08-19, May, 2005
            IOC Project Office for IODE
            Oostend, Belgium

February, 2009    GIS Day 2009
            11, February, 2009
            University Putra Malaysia (UPM), and Malaysian Remote Sensing Society (MRSS)

June, 2010        4th National GIS Conference & Exhibition
            28-29, June 2010
            Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
            International Convention Center, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

March, 2011    Training course in the field of Harmful Algal Blooms : Phytoplankton and Cyst Taxonomy.
        27Feb-02March 2011
        MSFC, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
        Muscat, Oman

February, 2012    Training Seminar on Wind Resource Assessment.
        27 February 2012
        EU-GCC Clean Energy Network and Sultan Qaboos University
        Muscat, Oman
      
SCIENTIFIC CRUISES AND EXPEDITIONS

June, 1992        Research Vessel (R/V) Mt. Mitchell 
Leg # 7 Gulf of Oman and Arabian Sea, part of the 100 day cruise in the ROPME Sea Area conducted by National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S.A Government
            8-15, June 1992

September, 1994    Research Vessel (R/V) Thomas G. Thomson
Arabian Sea Process Study, Calibration/Training cruise (From Singapore to Muscat, Oman) part of the U.S. Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (U.S JGOFS)
18 September – 7 October 1994

February, 1995    Research Vessel (R/V) Thomas G. Thomson
Arabian Sea Process Study, Moorings and Seasoar cruise part of the U.S. Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (U.S JGOFS)
7-28, February 1995

February, 2001    Research Vessel (R/V) Al-Jamiah
Environmental consultancy for Oman Liquefied Natural Gas (Oman L.N.G.) Sur Gulf of Oman   
            12-15, February 2001

July, 2003        Research Vessel (R/V) RIKZ    
            Netherlands Coastal Water Sampling for Oceanographic Research
            National Institute for Costal and Marine Management, Netherlands
            22 July, 2003
           
February, 2005            Research Vessel (R/V) AL Quds
Regional Organization for the Protection of the Marine Environment (ROPME)  Oceanographic Cruise (Leg 1),
Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Gulf
3-9 February, 2005

AWARDS

2000:    Distinguished Service Award In Recognition of 10 Years of service (1990-2000) in the College of Agricultural and Marine Science Sultan Qaboos University.

2003    Outstanding Staff Award Teaching Support In Recognition of Distinguished Performance and Initiative. College of Agricultural and Marine Science. Sultan Qaboos University.

2010        Silver Medal for the invention / Innovation of Chlorophyll and SST Analyses from Satellite Remote Sensing.
                    Exhibition design, research and innovation UPM 2010
                         Cultural and Artistic Sultan Salahudin  Abdul Aziz Shah,
             University Putra Malaysia (UPM)  Serdang. Malaysia

2012    Distinguished Service Award In Recognition of more than 20  Years of service  in the College of Agricultural and Marine Science Sultan Qaboos University.

COMMITTEES AND EXTENSION

International Conference on Fisheries, aquaculture and Environment in The Northwest Indian Ocean. 8-10,2001. Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

The regional Workshop on The Management of Kingfish Resources in The GCC and The Northwest Indian Ocean. 29-31 May, 2005, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Aging Tropical Marine Fish, 26-31 January 2002. Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman

  College Open day, 26-27 March 2002. Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman

College Sport Day, 11 March 2002.Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman

Omani Fisheries Open, Day 13 April 2004 Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman

   A US-Oman Workshop on Marine Science and the Future in Oman,7-11 Februrary2004. Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman.   GIS Day 11, February, 2009 University Putra Malaysia (UPM), and Malaysian Remote Sensing Society (MRSS)

    4th National GIS Conference & Exhibition 28-29, June 2010, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, International Convention Center, Putrajaya, Malaysia 

 RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

McLachlan, A., Fisher, M., Al-Habsi, H, N., Al-Shukairi, S, S., & Al-Habsi, A,
M.1998.  Ecology of Sandy Beaches in Oman. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 4:181-190.

Siddeek, M.S.M., H.N.Al-Habsi., S.M.Al-Jufaily., & I.N.Al-Ghafry. 1994.
Spawning cycle, recruitment patterns, and maturity length of Indian oil sardine at Al-Azaiba, in the Gulf of Oman. The Third Asian Fisheries Forum in Singapore. L.M.Chou, et. al. edited, pp. 484-487.

Al-Jufaily, S.M., M.S.M. Siddeek, H.N. Al-Habsi., and I.N. Al-Ghafry. 1993.
Reproductive Trends in the Indian Oil Sardine, Sardenella longiceps Valenciennes 1847, Stocks at Al-Azaiba, the Gulf of Oman. Proceedings of Fisheries Research Seminars, Sultan Qaboos University Press, Issue No. 1: 17-19  

Stirn, J., H.Al-Habsi., R.Hunt., M.Siddeek., & J.Villanueva. 1993. Initial Stages
of Upwelling in the Arabian Sea and Concomitant Phytoplankton blooms, and Euphotic layer hypoxia. Final Report of the Scientific Workshop on Results of the R/V Mt. Mitchell Cruise in the ROPME Sea Area. ROPME Kuwait, Vol. 2: 175-192

Al-Azri,A.R. Al-Hashmi, K, ,  Joaquim Goes , Helga Gomes, Ahmed I. Rushdi,
Harib Al-Habsi, Salem Al-Khusaibi, Raya Al-Kindi, Nasser Al-Azri, 2007. Seasonality of the bloom-forming dinoflagellate Noctiluca scintillans in the Gulf of Oman in relation to environmental conditions. International Journal of Ocean and Oceanography

Adnan Al-Azri a , Sergey Piontkovski a , Khalid Al-Hashmi a , Hamed Al-Gheilani b ,
Harib Al-Habsi a , Salem Al-Khusaibi a & Nasser Al-Azri
The occurrence of algal blooms in Omani Coastal waters Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management   http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/uaem20

Al-Azri, A., Al-Hashmi, K., Goes, J., Gomes, H., Rushdi, A., Al-Habsi, H, Al-Khusaibi
S, Al-Kindi, R, Al-Azri, N., 2007. Seasonality of the bloom-forming heterotrophic dinoflagellates Noctiluca scintillans in the Gulf of Oman in relation
to environmental conditions. International Journal of Oceans And Oceanography 2 (1), 51–60.

Adnan Al-Azri, Sergey Piontkovski, Khalid Al-Hashmi, Hamed Al-Gheilani, Harib Al- Habsi, Salem Al-Khusaibi, Nasser Al-Azri
The occurrence of algal blooms in Omani coastal waters.  Journal: Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management , vol. 15, no. sup1, pp. 56-63, 2012

1.    Al-Hashmi K.A., Y.V.B. Sarma, M.Claereboudt, A.R.Al-Azri, S.A.Piontkovski, and H.Al-Habsi. 2012. Phytoplankton community in the bay of Bandar Khyran, Sea of Oman with special reference to harmful algae. International Journal of Marine Science, 12, 5: 31-42. http://biopublisher.ca/index.php/ijms/article/view/438

2.    Al-Azri A.R., S.A.Piontkovski, K.Al-Hashmi, H. Al-Gheilani, H. Al-Habsi , S. Al-Khusaibi, and N.Al-Azri. 2012. The Occurrence of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in Omani coastal waters. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society, 15 (S1): 56-63. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14634988.2012.672151#.VAwYo8LoRCg
Spawning cycle, recruitment patterns, and maturity length of Indian oil sardine at Al-Azaiba, in the Gulf of Oman

MSM Siddeek, HN Al-Habsi, SM Al-Jufaily, IN Al-Ghafry - The Third Asian
Fisheries Forum, Singapore, 1994

 WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES/SYMPOSIA<

Al-Azri, A.R., Al-Hashmi, K, ,  Joaquim Goes , Helga Gomes, Sarma V., Harib  Al-
Habsi, Salim Al-Khusaibi. Building the framework for the ecologically sustainable development of marine resources of the Sultanate of Oman. Paper presented at MEOST meeting in Abudhabi, UAE
21-23rd of January 2008

Al-Azri, A.R. , Al-Hashmi, K, Saiyed Ahmed, Y.V.B. Sarma, Harib Al-Habsi, Salem
Al-Khusaibi. Seasonal variability of phytoplankton populations in the coastal areas of the Gulf of Oman. Paper presented to the European Geosciences Union, Vienna 15-20th April 2007

Al-Azri, A.R. Al-Hashmi, K, ,  Joaquim Goes , Helga Gomes, Ahmed I. Rushdi , Saiyed
Ahmed, Y.V.B. Sarma, Harib Al-Habsi, Salem Al-Khusaibi, Raya Al-Kindi, Nasser Al-Azri. Seasonality of the bloom-forming dinoflagellate Noctiluca scintillans in the Gulf of Oman in relation to environmental conditions. Paper presented to a STAFO meeting in Kuwait, 10-13th of February 2007

Al-Azri, A.R., Ahmed S., Al-Hashmi, K., Al-Habsi, H., and Al-Khusaibi, S., 2006.
Seasonal and spatial distribution of chlorophyll a and nutrient dynamics in the coastal region of the Gulf of Oman. Paper presented to an ASLO meeting in Victoria

Al-Azri, A.R., Ahmed S., Al-Hashmi, K., Al-Habsi, H., and Al-Khusaibi, S. 2005. 
Dynamics of colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM) in the Gulf of Oman. Regional Workshop on the importance of coastal region monitoring organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries 14-16th of February 2005.

Al-Azri, A.R., Ahmed S., Al-Hashmi, K., Al-Habsi, H., and Al-Khusaibi, S. 2005.
Seasonal Variation of Phytoplankton and Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) in the Coastal Region of the Gulf of Oman. Abstract presented at the International Ocean Research Conference (UNESCO) Paris, 6th to 10th of June 2005 in Paris

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