GIS and Remote Sensing for Environmental Studies/ Technologies and Challenges

Satellite imagery is a sphere with vast data perfect for machine and deep learning. With significant earth observation and rapid advances in machine learning, increasing prospects for innovative analysis have emerged to aid earth environmental monitoring. This presentation will overview various challenges related to environmental earth observation data capturing, integration, fusion, and validation. Several examples that summarize the available satellite data sources and trends will be presented. This includes LULC mapping from the integration of SAR and optical Sentinel images; Image Segmentation Parameter Selection and Ant Colony Optimization for Date Palm Tree Detection; Digital Mapping of Groundwater Potential Zones Using Remote Sensing; Assessment of Temporal Growth of Sharjah City; Spatial-Temporal Analysis of Urban Growth and its Impact on Surface Runoff; COVID-19 Lockdown and the Impact on Mobility, Air Quality, and Utility Consumption; Spatial and Temporal Inversion of Land Surface Temperature in arid regions.


15 Jun 2022


10:00 am - 11:00 am




  • Prof. Rami Al-Ruzouq
    Prof. Rami Al-Ruzouq
     Professor of Geomatics Engineering  University of Sharjah  Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the  Coordinator of the Master Program in GIS and Remote Sensing

    • Ph.D.: geomatics engineering from the University of Calgary in Canada, (2004).
    • M.Sc.: Geodetic science from Ohio State University in the US, (2002).
    • M.Sc.: Civil Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology, (1996).
    • B.Sc.: Civil Engineering from the Jordan University of Science and Technology, (1993).
    • Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications; UAV/ Digital Photogrammetry; Land-Use Land-Cover Classification; Spatial Statistics and Analysis; Satellite Image Processing and Change Detection; Urbanization and Smart Cities.
    • Published more than 75 scientific journals and conference publications.
    • Citation more than 1000 with h-index=17. (Google Scholar).
    • Twenty years of teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Teaching and developing several graduate and undergraduate courses in Geomatics Engineering
    • Chair of accreditation committee (Commission for Academic Accreditation, CAA) of the M.Sc. in GIS and Remote Sensing Program (2016-2020). contribute to the preparation of ABET application for the Civil Engineering program.
    • Academic and administrative positions in the US, Canada, Jordan, and the UAE. Member of many local and international scientific societies, including the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), Mapping Sciences Institute in Australia, Jordan Engineers Association, and the Institution of Geospatial and Remote Sensing Malaysia.