Dubai Coastal Zone Monitoring and Forecasting Program

The Dubai Coastal Zone Monitoring and Forecasting system integrates an operational forecasting system with real-time observations to provide a comprehensive picture of conditions in the Dubai coastal zone. The forecasting system couples a suite of atmospheric and ocean models with a robust data management infrastructure and web-based information tools.  The system was developed to deliver data in support of evidence-based decision making for a variety of stakeholder groups including beach-goers, recreational boaters, fishermen, developers, navigation companies, and marine transportation operators.  

Timeline

  • 2002

    Dubai initiates a coastal monitoring program

  • 2009

    RPS start date

  • 2009

    Data management system design and implementation

  • 2010

    Forecast model calibration and validation

  • 2011

    Operational forecasting system setup and web application development

  • 2012

    System deployment

  • 2017

    Forecast model and monitoring system update

  • 2018

    Mobile application development

  • 2019

    Ongoing project

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2002

Dubai initiates a coastal monitoring program

2009

RPS start date

2009

Data management system design and implementation

2010

Forecast model calibration and validation

2011

Operational forecasting system setup and web application development

2012

System deployment

2017

Forecast model and monitoring system update

2018

Mobile application development

2019

Ongoing project

Key Details

Project Name

Dubai Coastal Zone Monitoring and Forecasting Program 

Client

Dubai Municipality

Sectors

  • Leisure and tourism
  • Information and telecommunications

Location

  • Dubai, UAE

Services Provided

  • Data management and analysis 
  • Spatial intelligence and GIS 
  • Software development 
  • Modelling 

Challenge

The Client required a seamless way of delivering data and information to users, in an understandable way, to support evidence-based decision making.  

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Solution

RPS designed a web-based user interface that simplifies access to the most popular information (beach conditions), while also allowing more advanced users to discover, visualize, and access the model results and measurement data. 

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Project Statistics

29
stations
494 million
records
3
forecast models