Welcome to the Red Sea Modeling and Prediction Group

Our group works at analyzing, predicting, and quantifying the uncertainties of fluid systems with a focus on large-scale earth sciences applications. The group members have expertise in data assimilation and inversion methods, ocean physics and modeling, and ground fluid modeling and history matching. Our research activities at KAUST can be summarized in three main fields, which we are working on in close collaboration with several international institutes in the US and Europe:

Development of efficient stochastic and deterministic data assimilation and inversion methods for large-scale nonlinear problems. We are mainly interested in the application of the full Bayesian estimation theory to large dimensional problems and the control of chaotic systems.

Application of data assimilation, inversion, and uncertainty quantification methods to fluid earth problems. Currently, the group is involved in ocean, atmosphere, groundwater and reservoir applications.

Modeling, remote sensing and physical oceanography of the Saudi Seas, with focus on the Red Sea circulation and climate.


- Professor Ibrahim Hoteit (PI)




A sweeping climate model of the Red Sea

16 November, 2020

An all-inclusive climate model for the entire Red Sea region is supporting Saudi Arabia’s plans for a sustainable future.

Clear skies for Saudi Arabia's "new future" project

19 July, 2020

A high-resolution atmospheric assessment for the northern Red Sea coast in Saudi Arabia shows the region has some of the best air quality in the Kingdom.

Red Sea’s coral reefs help to protect the KSA coast

28 June, 2020

Modeling shows that coral reefs off the east coast of Saudi Arabia play a vital role in protecting the coastal zone.

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