Hiroshi graduated in 1995 with a BSc in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan. After working for COSMO Oil Co. LTD (in HSE), he joined Abu Dhabi Oil Co. (Japan) Ltd in 2006. Since 2018, Hiroshi is manager of the HSE Department at the Abu Dhabi field office.
Articles By Hiroshi Yamamoto
Creating mangrove habitat for shoreline protection
Over the past decades, there has been a growing interest in exploring innovative ways to minimise the environmental footprint of coastal developments and in nature-based approaches for shoreline protection. At Mubarraz Island near Abu Dhabi (UAE), an international oil company beneficially reused ~12 million m³ of dredged material to protect pipelines, construct a causeway and create mangrove habitat to manage coastal erosion. This ‘Working with Nature’ approach has provided a cost-effective nature-based solution for shoreline protection, with added benefits for biodiversity conservation.