National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences – Environmental Studies and Land Use Division

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  • Prof. Abd-Alla Gad
    Senior Professor, Environmental Studies and Land Use Division, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences.
    SUDSOE – FP7-EU project coordinator.
    1. Faculty of Sciences, State University of Ghent, Belgium, Ph. D. in Soil Sciences, Using Remote Sensing Techniques, with the degree of "Greatest distinction", October 1988
    2. Post Doctor Studies in the Remote Sensing Technology International Center (RESTIC) in Tokyo, Japan, in 1994.
    3. Peace fellowship holder for post Doctor Studies in the State University of South Dakota, 1995.
    4. Holder of the state prize in advanced technical Studies Agricultural Sciences in Egypt. National expert in the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA), Ministry of Cabinet Affairs, 1995-2002.
    5. Deeply involved in environmental impact assessments in Egypt and in the Arab world.
    6. Regional coordinator for a number of EU funded projects (AVICENE, CAMELEO, LANDWATERMED, MEDCOASTLAND, MEDAQUA1, MEDAQWA2, MELIA EU-INCO Project and FP4BATIW- FP7.
    7. Member of the International working group linking MIRA and Horizon 2020 projects activities (2009-2012).
    8. Coordinator of the ERAWIDE EU-FP7 project "Characterization and Sustainable Use of Egyptian Degraded Soils – SUDSOE", January 2012-December 31, 2014.
    9. Principal Investigator of several National funded projects in the field of soil, water use and environmental sciences.
    10. Project evaluator for the Marie Curie programmes.
    11. Member of EU-Egypt Cooperation Comity for Science and Technology since 2008.
    12. Attendance of a number of international scientific events around the world and has published 145 articles in different International and National Journals and bulletins.
    13. Instructor of “Environmental Impact Assessment on Land use/Land Cover Using Remote Sensing and GIS (Northwestern Coast of Egypt), Training course on: The role of remote Sensing and Space Technologies in EIA, Organized by UNESCO, EGSMA, NARSS, UNDF and the British Council, Cairo.
    14. Training Program Director of "GIS project Management" and "Air Pollution", Projacs International for Project Analysis & Control System Co.
    15. Editorial board member & reviewer of different international Journals, and associate editor of the Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences.

  • First NameAbd-Alla
  • Last NameGad
  • TitleProf
  • PositionExpert
  • Email
  • Email
  • Phone 101223568182
  • Phone 201223568182
  • Fax0226225800
  • Organisation NameNational Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences
  • DepartmentEnvironmental Studies and Land Use Division
  • TypeResearch & Academic
  • Thematic AreaClimate changeFood SecurityOther
  • Website(s)
  • Street NameJosef Brows Tito
  • Street No23
  • Postal Code11843
  • TownEl-Nozha El-Gededa, Cairo,
  • CountryEgypt
    • 1. Which of these statements best describe your Organisation’s role in the value chain?Value-adder(data process-modelling)GIS/mapping service provider
    • 2. What are the main thematic areas of activity of your Organisation?Climate change (e.g. climatology- meteorology atmospheric composition- air quality- radiation)Food security (including agriculture and water extremes i.e. floods and droughts)
    • 3. Has your organisation participated in EO-related projects?Yes
    • 4. Has your Organisation participated in any Copernicus service provision, Copernicus User requirements definition or Copernicus Research & Innovation action?N/A
    • 5. Has your Organisation participated in any GEO/GEOSS SBA Tasks, community activities or initiatives?N/A
    • 6. How would you rate your Organisation’s level of collaboration with other EO actors in your country or abroad?
    • A. In your CountryHigh(>10 actors)
    • Please expand on the collaboration if appropriate, indicating if possible the contact details of these EO actors.

      The National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS) is considered the pioneer Egyptian institution that applied satellite remote sensing at a very early stage. The experience of the Authority is unique for arid and semi-arid regions. NARSS is always ready to assume its responsibilities to give technical support to planners, decision-makers, natural resource scientists, environmentalists and researchers in many scientific fields. NARSS headquarter is located in East Cairo and involves a spacious multi-story building with several functioning laboratories and research facilities.

      Nationally, NARSS houses many National programs concerning the use of remote sensing in different fields such as agriculture, irrigation and water resources, mineral and petroleum resources, environmental monitoring and conservation, construction and housing, archaeology and tourism development and finally human development and capacity building. Each program is subdivided to a number of projects, to be
      fulfilled during the coming five years plan. In addition, NARSS has broad collaboration activities with other national institutions such as the National Research Center (NRC), in fields of agriculture, soils and environmental studies, a research project in collaboration with Desert Research Center (DRC) on the topic “Assessment and Mapping Desertification Sensitivity Aspects of Some Western Desert Oases, Egypt, Using Remote Sensing and GIS”, elaboration of a Project for “Digital Egyptian Soil Data Bank” together with the Soil, Water and Environment Research Institute (SWERI) and finally, collaborating with the Strategic Study Unit of the Water Research Center (WRC) in partnerships of MELIA project, funded by FP7 and H2020.

    • B. AbroadHigh(>10 Actors)
    • Please expand on the collaboration if appropriate, indicating if possible the contact details of these EO actors.

      NARSS have long previous experience with EU projects since 1996, as participated in the following projects;

      1. Integration of Satellite Land Surface Assessment With Socio-Economic Parameters for Global Desertification Monitoring in the Arid Mediterranean Zone (Tunisia and Egypt - Professor Dr. Abd-Alla Gad ), AVICENNE project (1993-1996), Contract no. AVI*- CT92 0008.
      2. Changes in Arid Mediterranean Ecosystems on the Long Term through Earth Observation, CAMELEO, (194-1998), Contract No. IC18-CT97-0155. (Contact Professor Dr. Abd-Alla Gad )
      3. INCO-DC project “Geo-Information for Sustainable Management of Land and Water Resources in the Mediterranean Region – LANDWATERMED, (1st May 2002 - 30 April 2005), Contract number: ICA3-CT-2000 30008).
      4. The Egyptian Geological Survey and Mining Authority (EGSMA) and The National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS) In Cooperation with UNDP and UNESCO, Group Leader of the sub-project “Current Land Use / Land cover mapping of the northwestern desert, Egypt”, in the context of the Project “The Capacity Building of The Egyptian Geological Survey and Mining Authority (EGSMA) and The National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS) - Contract no. EGY /97/011”.
      5. INCO-DC project “Mediterranean coordination and dissemination of land conservation management to combat land degradation for the sustainable use of Mediterranean natural resources – MEDCOASTLAND (PI: Professor Dr. Abd-Alla Gad), October 2002- May 2007), Contract number ICA3-CT-2002-10002.
      6. INCO-DC project “Mediterranean Dialogue for Integrated Water Management– MELIA (PI: Professor Dr. Abd-Alla Gad ), (October 2007- June 2011), Contract number: FP6 517612.
      7. INCO 2-DC project, "Water use efficiency in natural vegetation and agricultural areas by remote sensing in the Mediterranean basin – WATERMED", (Feb. 2000 – Feb. 2004), Contract No. FP 6- 52751
      8. Work package no. 7 INCO-DC project “Mediterranean Innovation and Research Coordination Action – MIRA, (January 2011- June 2013), Contract number: FP7 211359.
      9. LINKSCEEM-2 -Linking Scientific Computing in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean - Phase 2, FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES, September 2010- August 2014, Contract No 95426.
      10. INCO 2-DC project "Cost-sharing Monitoring and modeling coastal lagoons: making management tools for aquatic resources in north Africa – MELMARINA", (Dec. 2002 – Feb 2006), Contract No. 67460.
      11. INCO 2-DC project ,"Geo-information for sustainable management of land and water resources in the Mediterranean region", (May 2001-April 2005), Contract No. 55349
      12. Coordinator ( Professor Dr. Abd-Alla Gad ) of the ERAWIDE – FP 7 project “Characterization and Sustainable Use of Egyptian Degraded Land – SUDSOE “, (January 2012- July 2014) Contract number : FP7 295031.
      13. WaretWORKS H2020 Program, where NARSS (PI: Professor Dr. Abd-Alla Gad ) is the partner representative of EGYPT

    • From the list below, please choose all the domains in which your organisation has capacities. 1) Space-borne capacities (EO satellites- Ground Segment (GS)-EO satellite acquisition stations & antennas- Mirror sites of GSs- Core GSs- etc)
    • Space-borne capacities (EO satellites- Ground Segment (GS)-EO satellite acquisition stations & antennas- Mirror sites of GSs- Core GSs- etc)

    • Do you own/operate EO satellite systems? e.g. Sentinel 1, RASAT Yes
    • Do you own/operate EO Ground Segment facilities, for reception storage and redistribution of satellite data? e.g. ESA Mirror Site Yes
    • 1. Is there funding for EO activities available in your country? Yes
    • If yes, specify the case(s).Yes-for infrastructure developmentYes-for EO market developmentYes- for R&D
    • 2. Is there a National Space Policy/Strategy? Yes
    • 3. Is there a Space Agency in your country? Yes
    • 4. Which of the following best describes the level of coordination of EO activities in your country? Basic
    • 1. Would your Organisation be interested in contributing with its capacities to a regional initiative of GEO and/or Copernicus, addressing regional needs in the domains of Climate Change, Access to Raw Materials, Energy, Food Security and Water? Yes
    • 2. Would you be interested in providing feedback to the GEO-CRADLE consortium for establishing a roadmap for the implementation of GEO and Copernicus in North Africa, Middle East and the Balkans? Yes
    • 3. Would your organisation be interested in receiving our quarterly newsletter and/or participating in future networking events? Yes to both

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