Satoshi graduated in 2007 with a BSc in Agro-Bio Resources (science and technology) and in 2009 with an MSc in Agriculture (life and environmental sciences) from the University of Tsukuba, Japan. After working for COSMO Oil Co. LTD (in HSE), he joined Abu Dhabi Oil Co. (Japan) Ltd in 2016, where he is head of HSE for the Abu Dhabi field office.
Articles By Satoshi Ito
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.