ADSSSA and EDA to partner on monitoring for Abu Dhabi marine environment

Published: 1 October 2018 - 8:02 a.m.
By: Mark Sutton

Abu Dhabi's Smart Solutions & Services Authority (ADSSSA) and the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EDA), have announced plans for an environment monitoring system to protect Abu Dhabi's marine environment.

ADSSSA and EDA held a meeting to discuss the development of an integrated environmental system, which will be used to monitor the quality of Abu Dhabi's ocean and wetlands, with the aim of preserving and promoting Abu Dhabi's marine environment.

The plan will cover environmental monitoring, data collection methods and techniques, and optimization of government resources and services through the Spatial Data Infrastructure (AD- SDI) Program.

The meeting was chaired by HE Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, Secretary General of Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), and HE Dr Rauda Al Saadi, Director General of ADSSSA.

HE Dr Al Saadi said: "Both institutions aim to harness the power of spatial data for the preservation of the environment, thus contributing to the smart analysis and decision-making process within the government. Maximizing data enables local communities to quickly and smoothly access the latest

HE Dr Al Saadi added that ADSSSA has been harnessing all technological resources to support the environment quality sector, in line with the Abu Dhabi Government's efforts to ensure a healthy and sustainable marine environment and develop an integrated environment system in Abu Dhabi.

The Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Infrastructure Program managed by ADSSSA aims to facilitate the exchange of spatial data among stakeholders and work to raise the emirate's geospatial capabilities. The program coordinates different relevant activities to avoid duplication and optimize the use of geospatial resources by the government entities.

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