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Unit of Environmental Studies Last Update 1/19/2016 10:31:28 AM


Unit of Environmental Studies (UES)

Geospatial data and technology contribute effectively to study and analysis many environmental problems, such problems are considered as a pressing issues that threaten human life in local and global term. Geospatial data and technology successfully studies many issues directly related to the environment  such as air, water and land pollution.

Geospatial data center (GDC) for education, research and development - Al-Aqsa University, is one of the research centers which is established in order to promote the contributions of geospatial data and its technologies in the monitoring of environmental problems, throughout Environmental Studies Unit (UES), within the Gaza Strip,.

UES focuses on exploring the multi-spatial dimensions of the environmental problems on the Gaza Strip, in order to have more inclusive understanding of the environmental problems. UES works to strengthen cooperation between universities, research centers and the relevant ministries to activate the scientific and developmental research on environmental studies, such researches are solely based on the geospatial data and technology (GIS, air-borne and space-borne remote sensing, GPS, and modern field surveys ) to link scientific research in the field of environmental studies with the development of the geospatial technics to serve the environment health within the Gaza Strip.

UES focuses on tasks such as geospatial data collection, processing and archiving in various areas of environmental studies. The geospatial data is stored in a geographic digital formats (georeferenced geographic databases) in a special data repository  for the environmental geospatial data (SDI), which allows for online - data sharing with other interested institutions and individuals in the  applications of geospatial data in environmental studies. These data are the backbone for evaluation and monitoring of related effects on environmental health, Consequently, produce scientific scenarios and forecasts of the environmental impact in future, such scenarios are important and effective tool for the spatial planning of environmental health.

GDC-UES is ready to cooperate with local and international partners who are involved in environmental studies within the Gaza Strip, to assist in the collection and management of geospatial data, as well as to drew assessments that is needed for developing strategies for observing, monitoring, modeling and spatial analyzing of specific components  effecting the environmental health, Consequently, assist in mapping environmental and developmental priorities, using multiple scenarios approaches.

UES collects field data and environmental information based on the analysis of aerial and satellite  photographs, in addition to useful data collected from various institutions and ministries based on  MoU and partnership agreements or specific projects.

 

Consulting Members 

Specialization

interests

1

Prof. Dr. Abdelrahem Ashour  CV

Organic Chemistry

Organic pollutants.

2

Prof. Dr. Yousef Abu Mayla CV

Hydrology

Hydrological Studies

3

Dr. Kamal Abu Zohri  CV

Plants Ecology

Plants Ecology Studies  

4

Dr. Akram Halaq

Water Resources

Water Aquifer Vulnerability for Pollution

5

Dr. Wiesam Essa CV

Remote Sensing

Applications of Remote Sensing

6

Dr. Maher Al-Bahasi CV

Hydrology (GIS Modeling)

Hydrological Studies

7

Dr. Ahmed El-Dahdouh

Applied Climatology

The Impact of Climate on Tourism

8

Dr. Halla Harazeen

Environmental Studies

The Impact of Urbanization on Environment

9

M.Sc. Rami Abu Ajeen  CV

Physical Geography

Environmental Studies

10

Eng. Sami Abu Fakher CV

Construction Engineering and GIS specialist.

Applications of GIS