The 2nd Annual Marine Data Infrastructure

ABOUT Marine Data Infrastructure GCC

As hydrographic data gains more importance in marine exploitation activities and ocean protection initiatives, GCC governments are investing significantly in advanced technology for data integration, management and access.

The 2nd Annual Marine Data Infrastructure was built on the success of the 2016 event. This event will bring together marine data management experts, regulators, maritime sector stakeholders and technology providers to discuss ocean monitoring and data collection techniques, best practices and the latest technological advancements.

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Testimonials from Marine Data Infrastructure GCC 2016

Excellent Opportunities for the Marine Industry

Did you Know?

  • Dubai Municipality launched the first in the Middle East advanced marine data collection network to monitor its coastline in 2008
  • Dubai Coastal Zone Monitoring and Forecasting Programme was launched as a part of the newly expanded coastal monitoring program and is the 24hr source of marine data
  • Abu Dhabi has completed an ambitious habitat mapping project in 2015 that will help improve biodiversity, urban planning, crisis management and food security
  • The Lowestoft-based Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture (Cefas) has signed a multi-million pound agreement in 2015 to collect marine data on behalf of government agencies in Kuwait

Top Reasons To Attend

LEARN about the latest regulations and national strategies...
NETWORK with government representatives, offshore oil & gas, marine and coastal construction experts...
PARTICIPATE in discussions on challenges ...
DISCOVER new opportunities
GAIN a competitive advantage in the region’s marine data management sector

Advisory Board

Special thanks to our Advisory Board for their time and input towards the enriching 2016 programme:

Captain Ashraf Mabrouk

MWANI Harbour Master, Qatar Port Management Company

Haifa Ben Romdhane

Research Assistant, Earth Observation and Hydro-Climatology Laboratory - Institute Center for Water and Environment (iWATER), Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

Hessa Tareq AlKhaled

Head of Environmental Inspection and Monitoring Section, Environment Public Authority (EPA) - Kuwait

2016 Speakers

Special thanks to our brilliant Speakers for their outstanding presentations!
  • Dr. Nedal Al Hanbali

    GIS Manager Spatial Data, Infrastructure Planning Department
    Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council

  • Salem Akram

    Director of Marine and Coastal Sustainable Department
    Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

  • Mohammed Al Darei

    Associate Planner
    Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council

  • Abdulaziz Alshkeili

    Professional GIS
    Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council

  • John Echlin

    Planning Advisor
    Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council

  • Hessa Tareq AlKhaled

    Head of Environmental Inspection and Monitoring Section
    Environment Public Authority (EPA) - Kuwait

  • Abdulla Mohammed AL-Mannai

    Head of Weather Forecast & Analysis Section
    Civil Aviation Authority- Qatar Meteorology Department

  • Abdullah Al Haddad

    Meteorology Consultant
    Civil Aviation Authority- Qatar Meteorology Department

  • Captain Ashraf Mabrouk

    MWANI Harbour Master
    Qatar Port Management Company

  • Haifa Ben Romdhane

    Research Assistant
    Earth Observation and Hydro-Climatology Laboratory - Institute Center for Water and Environment (iWATER), Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

  • Emil Bayramov

    Geospatial and Remote Sensing Scientist
    Centre of the Caspian Sea Problems Geography Institute of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences

  • Loay Gazaleh

    Portfolio Advisor - Major Infrastructure & PPP
    Ministry of Works - Bahrain

  • Dr. Jun Zhao

    Research Scientist
    Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

  • Suaad Al Harthi

    Program Director
    Environment Society of Oman

  • Yousef Adel Ismail Al-Eidan

    Specialist
    Environment Public Authority (EPA) - Kuwait

  • Prof. Abderrazak Bannari

    Professor of Remote Sensing and GIS, Head of Geoinformatics Department
    Arabian Gulf University - Bahrain

  • Samer Akoum

    General Manager
    YSI Nanotech - Xylem Inc.

  • Geir Flugheim Skogen

    Area Sales Manager, Underwater Mapping
    Kongsberg

2017 Sponsors, Media Partners and Supporters

Silver Partner
Networking Partner
Research Partner
Media Partner

2016 Sponsors, Media Partners and Supporters

Silver Partner
Associate Partner
Networking Partners
Supporting Organization
Media Partners

The ACM Interface+ Format

The ACM Interface+ conference format is designed to optimise the valuable and finite time our busy delegations can dedicate to being out of the office while also enhancing their enjoyment of the ACM on-site experience. Specifically tailored to our region of operations here in the Middle East, the Interface+ format maximises networking opportunities, facilitating the building of profitable relationships within the context of a dynamic, efficient and relevant learning environment.

ACM conference days, using the Interface+ format, have an earlier start than conventional agendas and conclude with a late lunch. The conference sessions are regularly punctuated by refreshment and networking breaks to allow for unhurried face-to-face interaction between peers, colleagues and business prospects. The mid-afternoon conclusion of our formal conference agenda allows for government representatives and busy executives to adjourn earlier in the day, having still enjoyed a full and rich programme of content. Post-lunch, ACM will offer additional, optional learning and networking opportunities in the shape of workshops, product demonstrations, technology launches, site visits, pre-arranged 1-2-1 business meetings and hosted receptions.

Interface+ makes timing sense for our delegates and business sense for our sponsors.