WeatherTech GCC that will take place on 16-17 September 2015 at Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai, UAE will bring together international experts, GCC federal and national meteorology and environment organizations, with industry representatives from Aviation, Oil & Gas, Marine and Media, to discuss next generation technologies to revolutionize the collection, analysis and distribution of weather forecasting data in the GCC.
Innovators, practitioners and leaders will use this platform to share regionally applied best practice solutions, to source new technologies, to evaluate integration into existing systems and operations and to network with industry peers, regulators and suppliers.
Excellent Opportunities for the GCC Weather & Climate Sector
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) stated that in the specific case of weather, climate and water-related hazards which nearly account for 90% of all natural disasters, advance warnings save lives and reduce damage to property and the environment.
Richard Jolly a former UN Official recently said that 'Climate change and sustainability are key to the future development agenda'.
'Studies have shown that, apart from the incalculable benefit to human well-being, every dollar invested in meteorological and hydrological services produces an economic return many times greater, often ten times or more' (World Meteorological Organization).
World Meteorological Organization
Dr. A. Ramadan,
Head of Kuwait Meteorology Network, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), Kuwait
Dr. Hamed Assaf,
Chair of Civil Infrastructure Engineering Dept.,
University of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Yeom Yung Kyung,
Jinyang Industrial Korea, Korea
Eman Ahmed Al Khatibi Al Falasi, Head of Dubai Municipality’s Geodesy and Hydrographic Survey Section, Dubai Municipality, UAE
Prof. Abderrazalk Bannari,
Head of Geoinformatics Department,
Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain
Dr. Peter Werner,
Dean National Water Center,
UAEU, Al Ain
Dr. Rachel McDonnell,
Water Policy & Governance, International Centre for Biosaline & Agriculture (ICBA), UAE
Tarek Sadek, First Economic Affairs Officer (Water Resources and Climate Change)
Sustainable Development Policies Division (SDPD), Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), United Nations (UN), Lebanon
Dubai Municipality – Strategic investment in sustainable collection devices and systems to improve data quality and ability to forecast
Drought management and early warning systems for vulnerable countries for Middle East, North Africa, and Sub Saharan Africa
Dubai Municipality – A scientific analysis of the latest technologies in weather forecasting installed at Dubai Municipality
Reducing the impact of severe weather conditions on individuals and commercial operations
Communication between local regional and international networks to improve forecasting knowledge to enhance interpretation ease and improve prediction accuracy