Visit to KAUST and R/V AEGAEO

Geoff Bailey and Abdullah Alsharekh visited the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology on 11 September.

The visit was timed to coincide with the arrival of the R/V AEGAEO, the research vessel of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), which is currently under contract to KAUST to undertake underwater ecological survey in the northern Red Sea.

The purpose of the visit was to discuss with members of KAUST and the HCMR arrangements for the use of the AEGAEO for underwater survey in the Farasan Islands.

Photo shows Geoff Bailey and Abdullah Alsharekh returning from a visit to the AEGAEO offshore of the KAUST harbour.