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Independent experts nominated by country party

Mohammad Al-Abed

First name
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
Soil Science
Environmental Remote Sensing
Job function
Research Director
General Organization of Remote Sensing (GORS)
Telephone number
00963 11 3943670
Work experience
1- Project Manager with the European Union on Costal Land Degradation Monitoring in Lebanon & Syria (CoLD), 2002-2005_x000D_
2- Project Manager on Forest Mapping and Forest Fire entitled: Establishing Forest Fire Base-Map Using Remote Sensing Techniques for the Syrian Costal Area._x000D_
3- Experience in land degradation monitoring, assessment and combating._x000D_
4- Experience in Remote Sensing application to land degradation._x000D_
5- Cooperative Expert on Land Degradation with ACSAD (Arab Center for the Arab Zones and Dry Lands);_x000D_
Disciplines in 1- Soil science, 2- Land degradation, 3- GIS & Remote Sensing, 4- Desertification;_x000D_
Geographic area of field of experience: Syria, Lebanon, and China.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
B.Sc in Soil Science,University of Damascus, 1991_x000D_
Ph.D inLand Degradation,Univers of Zhejiang, China, 2000
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Journal of Space Sciences and Technology. 2008. Application of geomatic techniques for land degradation monitoring in the Syrian coastal areas (case study: Kurdaha district), p 75-80_x000D_
2. The Arab Journal for Arid Environments. 2007. The use of trend line analysis on NDVI archive data for monitoring land degradation in Lebanon and Syria. 1(0):68-76_x000D_
3. Journal of remote sensing. 3004. An integrated GIS/RS Approach for Soil Erosion Assessment Case Study: Latakia District, Syria. Vol.20.p 89-79.GORS._x000D_
4. Pedosphere. 2001. An Integrated GIS/RS approach for Soil erosion assessment and modeling in the Syrian coastal soils. 11(2). ISSN 1002-0160/CN 32-1315P. science press Beijing._x000D_
5.Journal of Zhejiang University (Agric. & Life Scie.) 2000. Application of GIS and remote sensing in soil Degradation assessment in the Syrian coast. 26(2):191~196.
Organisation name
Environment & Remote Sensing Institute
Organisation street address
Alsaboura, Damascus – Syria, P.O BOX: 12586
Organisation city
Alsaboura, Damascus
Organisation country
Syrian Arab Republic