Muscat, Sultan Qaboos University (SQU),

represented by its Remote Sensing & GIS Centre, organized an

international forum on remote sensing applications in physical


The event was organized in cooperation with the Chinese State Key

Laboratory of Satellite Ocean Environment Dynamics of the Second

Institute of Oceanography in Chinese and Marine Science Center of the

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.

The forum began with the opening and welcoming speech by Dr.

Yaseen Al Mulla, Director of Remote Sensing and Geographic

Information Systems Research Center, in which he gave a brief about

the RSGIS research center at the University and its objectives and

capabilities, the research and projects that have been implemented

and those that are ongoing utilizing aerial and satellite imagery. Dr.

Yaseen noted that it is fortunate to establish this forum with the the

Chinese institute and laboratory at this time where the Sultanate of

Oman and the Republic of China are celebrating the 40th anniversary

of the relations between the two countries.

Dr. Feng Zhou, Deputy Director of Chinese State Key Laboratory of

Satellite Ocean Environment Dynamics presented a keynote speech

and explained three case studies on the applications of remote sensing

in this field including monitoring of Hypoxia.

During the forum, eight papers were presented by speakers from

the marine science department at the university and MAF marine

sciences Center in addition to six other papers from the Chinese


The aim of the forum, which was attended by a number of

governmental and non-governmental organizations in addition to Oman

National Hydrographic Office from Royal Navy, was to shed light on this

Hi-tec and its applications to cope up with the development of science,

which is the university’s efforts in this direction.

Source: Oman News Agency