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Environmental sensing and modeling to understand land, coastal & atmospheric processes.

CESAM lab research addresses environmental sensing and modeling to understand land, coastal, and atmospheric processes and the interactions between them. The sensing of the different processes relies on a combination of in situ and space borne sensors. The modeling task involves the deployment of hydrodynamic, weather, and hydrological models. The focus was put on the enhancement of the models to transition them to the operational level to provide stakeholders and end-users with advanced monitoring tools and decision support systems.

Projects: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

1A novel system for air quality monitoring using satellite- and modeling-based techniques: Towards real time high resolution monitoring of air quality.
The development of a comprehensive system for air quality monitoring in the UAE.

Funding: Funded by the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (2016-2020)

2Towards achieving a fog-ready air traffic management system for Etihad Airways: Numerical forecast and satellite tracking of fog.
The development of unique operational fog forecast, detection, and tracking system.

Funding: Funded by Etihad Airways (2015-2020)

3Application of Artificial Intelligence in weather prediction using WRF: Application to solar energy prediction.
The goal is the use of AI-based techniques to Forecast weather and renewables in the UAE.

Funding: Funded by AI-Ali Baba-KU research lab (2018-2021) led by Prof. Tiejun Zhang

5Integrating satellite passive microwave and optical data to enhance the monitoring of Antarctic sea ice.

Funding: Funded by Australian Antarctic Division and Masdar in the UAE (2018-2020)

6Calibration and Validation of NASA (SMAP) satellite for the retrieval of Soil Moisture and its application to water resources and dust storms in Kuwait.

Funding: Funded by by Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science by Dr. Hala Khalid Al Jassar, Physics department, Kuwait University (2012-2017)

7Contribution to Optimizing Cloud Seeding by Advanced Remote Sensing and Land Cover Modification.

Funding: Funded by University of Hohenheim (UHOH) under the UAE Rain Enhancement Program (2017-2018) led by Dr. Volker Wulfmeyer https://ocal.uni-hohenheim.de/en

10Combat the emerging impacts of harmful algal blooms on desalination plants use of satellite imagery and hydrodynamic modeling.

Funding: Funded by the USAID and Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC); (August 2015-May 2016)