Based on the data-driven ocean and atmosphere models we have developed at KAUST, we are implementing the first Operational Ocean-Atmosphere-Wave Forecasting Systems for the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf.

The initiative is a collaborative work with Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the National Center of Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML).

Using state-of-the art ocean and atmospheric modelling, available in-situ and remote sensing observations and global reanalyses, we are working on modeling and studying all aspects of the Red Sea circulation, dynamics, climate, and their impact on the ecosystems productivity.

As part of the Center of Excellence NEOM at KAUST, and in collaboration with Imperial College, Delft-Deltares, and the University of Athens, we are working on developing an intelligent virtual design and managing environment that will enable planners and policy makers to develop and manage their city, while being mindful of the health and well-being of its citizens and the environment, and to optimize the usage of its resources

This project aims at building a framework for monitoring and predicting oil spills based on remote sensing and our in-house assimilative Red Sea ocean-atmospheric models.

We are using extreme high resolution general circulation models, and observations at the BAM to shed light on the multi-scale processes of the water exchange through the BAM and their impact on the Red Sea general circulation on various time scales.

The project aims at establishing a new paradigm for understanding the dynamics and predictability of precipitation within the Arabian Peninsula, which will encompass both large-scale atmospheric circulation variability and explicit, high-resolution regional atmospheric modeling of organized convective systems.