Name: Abdullah Alenezi
Designation: Crises Decision Support Program Manager
Company: Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
Dr. Al-Enezi has more than 25 years’ experience in the field of environmental geology, Executing several projects related to the environment specially in the desert environments. Recently Dr. Alenezi is the Program Manager for the Crises Decision Support program, participating in projects related to hazard assessment of Kuwait and developing tools, forecasting and early warning systems for the decision makers for crises management.
Session:Oil Spill - The Impact on the Environment & Waste Management
Topic:Monitoring of Oil Spills SourcesNorthern Gulf Region and its Impact
Abstract (not more than 150 Words):
The most important part of crisis management and effective people-response procedures is environmental monitoring. Oil spills become frequent phenomena in the Northern Gulf Region and the State of Kuwait. Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) develop efficient operational procedures through remote-sensing applications. Our work develops and enhanceof satellite remote sensing technics for monitoring of sea surface oil pollution caused by the natural seepages of hydrocarbons from the seabed. Multi-sensor approaches to the satellite remote sensing survey contribute to a more comprehensive interpretation of the data and help in developing a better understanding of the sea surface film pollution patterns. By using high-resolution satellite data, it is possible to get a clear picture of a spatial and temporal variability of surface oil films and to demonstrate that their geographical distribution correlates with geographical locations of natural hydrocarbon seeps such as Qharu Island, in this region. SAR data was important for the precise estimation of the actual seafloor source location, and investigating the effect of surface winds and currents on transport, spreading, evolution, and persistence of oil slicks on the sea surface.
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*Last Date of Submission: 11th September 2019