Dugongs are large herbivorous marine mammals, weighing more than 400kg, which consume sea grasses and inhabit the waters of at least 37 countries around the world. The species can live for up to 70 years. Qatar is home to the second-largest population of dugongs in the world, behind only Australia.
Qatari judges will be joined by international experts to appraise a total of 89 projects in a range of diverse categories, including energy, environmental science, engineering, computer science, biochemistry, behavioral and social sciences.
QSTP showcased some of the best technologies supported by QSTP and developed by local innovators, and hosted a special TECHtalks session focusing on social media analytics in the region at QITCOM’s Conference.