Agnes arrived in Muscat in 2013 and being new she had studied current environmental legislation in the Sultanate, which is also part of her new job as an environmental specialist.
She reached out and contacted various ministries to have copies of laws as well as its availability in English. It took a couple of months to be able to compile all related laws and this prompted her to use this as an initial mission of SustainableOman – to make all this wealth of information easily accessible.
Only up to recently, SustainableOman was the only site providing back then Omani environmental legislation and regulations in an accessible manner, both in English and Arabic text, where possible. The only article describing the EIA Permitting Process in Oman was also made available to the public and was considered to be one of the most downloaded article about Oman in other academic sites (e.g., Academia, Research Gate).