The American University of Sharjah's Geospatial Analysis Center (GAC) has hosted a workshop on the use of geospatial research in Gulf coastal environments.
The two-day event focused on how geospatial technology can support research and to pave the way for future collaborations with industry leaders.
The event included sessions on future research for geospatial applications in Gulf environments; availability of geospatial data in the Gulf and research integrating geodetic and geospatial data.
The opening of the workshop was attended by Dr. Björn Kjerfve, Chancellor of AUS, who welcomed the delegates
Speaking at the event, Dr. Tarig A. Ali, Interim Director of the AUS Geospatial Center (GAC) and Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, said: "We are delighted to have this group of renowned international scholars and influential local professionals in geospatial science and engineering participate in our workshop. The objectives are to present the latest research and development in this area in the context of coastal environments and identify opportunities for research (and the challenges) in UAE and the region. We hope that the discussions can help us strategize GAC research priorities to address pressing issues in UAE and the region."