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The 2nd Annual Marine Data Infrastructure

ABOUT Marine Data Infrastructure GCC

2nd Annual Marine Data Infrastructure GCC 2017 will provide a specialised platform for the GCC to support knowledge-share between marine stakeholders, authorities, consultant and experts to gain insight into data acquisition, marine solutions and innovations to integrate and optimise the use of technology in marine projects (oil and gas, islands construction, canals, ports) and to share data between all professionals of this sector, regionally and worldwide. This event will focus on maximising access to marine data through the use of highly advanced technology and systems for the safety of all stakeholders, the development of marine projects and the environment protection.

2nd Annual Marine Data Infrastructure GCC 2017 is crafted to enable best practices benchmarking, to provide insight into international and regional case studies, to analyse operations approaches processes and methods, to integrate new technology and to share marine data.

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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


2016 Advisory Board

Dr. Nicolas Jarry

Senior Coastal Engineer and Project Manager, Independent Consultant

Prof. Abderrazak Bannari

Eng, PhD Professor of Remote Sensing and GIS Head of Geoinformatics Department, Arabian Gulf University

Hendrik Jan Atsma

Fleet Manager, Emirates Ship Investment Company LLC

2016 Speakers

  • Dr. Nicolas Jarry

    Senior Coastal Engineer and Project Manager
    Independent Consultant

  • Peter Pissierssens

    UNESCO / IOC Project Office for International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE)

  • Loay Gazaleh

    Portfolio Advisor – Major Infrastructure & PPP
    Ministry of Works Bahrain

  • Dr. Haifa Ben Romdhane

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

  • Dr. Juan Recio

    Associate Director, Ports, Marine and Geotechnical

  • Capt. Sukhdev Singh

    General Manager Marine
    Port of Salalah

  • Faisal Boolayan

    Senior Chemist Water Pollution Department
    Kuwait Environment Public Authority

  • Capt. Mayed Alameiry

    Deputy Harbour Master
    Port of Fujairah

  • John Echlin

    Planning Advisor, Transport Planning, Infrastructure Planning Department
    Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC)

  • Abdulaziz Alshkeili

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

  • Dr Nedal Al Hanbali

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

  • Jérôme Besancenot

    Head of the Information System Development department
    HAROPA - Port of Le Havre

  • Antoine Bertreux

    Operations Director
    Bourbon Offshore MMI

  • Hassan Al Salem

    Sales Director Middle East & Africa

  • Einar By

    Area Sales Manager
    Kongsberg Seatex

  • Dr. Wahid M. Moufaddal

    Remote Sensing Expert
    Regional Organization for the Protection of the Marine Environment (ROPME)

  • Daniel Mateos Molina

    Marine Spatial Ecologist

2017 Sponsors and Partners

Silver Partner
Associate Partner
Networking Partner
Research Partner
Media Partner

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.