The installation of the buoys is part of the most important activities for establishing the national network for continuous monitoring and early warning, within the project of preparing and implementing a comprehensive plan for monitoring coastal and marine water quality in the National Strategy 2022.
This plan aims to improve coastal and marine water quality to comply with national standards, marine environment sustainability, and early warning.
The continuous environmental monitoring buoys are included in the necessary permit for any development work near the marine coasts or any work that may affect the marine environment of the country by the environmental sector at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.
The continuous environmental monitoring buoys act as an early warning of any pollution or any disruption in the marine environment through real-time and continuous monitoring throughout the day by the initial indicators and data measured by the devices in the buoys, which would help in making decisions faster and better to respond in the event of any potential pollution.
The Environmental Monitoring and Laboratory Department seeks to cover all marine coastal areas of the country with continuous environmental monitoring and early warning buoy system, to achieve the fourth pillar (environmental development) of the Qatar National Vision.