UAE: High-tech water quality monitoring tools are being developed to support desalination plants and utilities in Jeddah. Masdar Institute of Science and Technology has announced the launch of a collaboration project with Bayanat to develop water quality monitoring tools in the Gulf. The Ocean Color (OC) Research Group at the Earth Observation and Hydro-Climatology (EO-HC) Lab at Masdar Institute is leading this project with Bayanat, a Mubadala company and a specialist in the UAE’s geospatial sector.
The OC group is currently undertaking several research projects focusing on the development of new satellite-based tools to forecast, detect and monitor different environmental hazards in the UAE’s coastal areas and the Gulf region. Khaled Al-Melhi, CEO of Bayanat for Mapping & Surveying Services, said, “Our collaboration aims to tap Masdar Institute’s expertise in developing new satellite-based tools to detect environmental hazards. We have provided the research team with a vessel to conduct sea cruises and deploy the instruments for measurements during the research project. We hope the synergy between the two organizations will bring benefits to the region.”
Source: Arab news