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:

Dr. Nicolas Jarry

Senior Coastal Engineer and Project Manager, Sogreah Gulf

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

Special thanks to our brilliant Speakers for their outstanding presentations!
  • Dr. Nicolas Jarry

    Senior Coastal Engineer and Project Manager
    Sogreah Gulf

  • Prof. Abderrazak Bannari

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

  • Peter Pissierssens

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

  • Dr. Hassan B. AWAD

    Expert in Data Management
    Regional Organisation for the Protection of the Marine Environment (ROPME)

  • Loay Gazaleh

    Portfolio Advisor – Major Infrastructure & PPP
    Ministry of Works Bahrain

  • 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
    AECOM

  • 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)

  • Hamad Al Awadhi

    Planning Professional, Transport Planning, Infrastructure Planning Department
    Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council

  • 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

  • Dr. Mootaz Khaled

    Coastal/Maritime Specialist &Senior Marine Engineer
    Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

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.