Dr. Marouane Temimi is leading the Coastal and Environmental Sensing And Modeling (CESAM) Laboratory at Masdar Institute, Khalifa University. His expertise is in environmental sensing and modeling.
Dr. Temimi obtained his Ph.D. degree in Water resources/Remote Sensing and his M.Sc. degree in Urban Hydrology from the University of Quebec/ETS, Montreal, Canada, in 2006 and 2002, respectively. He holds over ten years of extensive experience in industry and academia before joining Khalifa University, as Associate Professor member of the Water and Environmental Engineering Program, in 2013,
Dr. Temimi worked at the NOAA-CREST Institute at the City University of New York as a Research Associate Professor. He oversaw the Remote Sensing of Land and Hydrology Research Group. He has led/co-led several research projects including those funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Dr. Temimi’s research interests expanded to cover the development of decision support systems through the use of remote sensing and numerical models to improve decision making and contingency planning in response to natural hazards. He has been very successful in initiating several externally funded projects supported by a number of key stakeholders in the region like Etihad Airways or the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. Dr. Temimi authored and co-authored more than 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals and referred conference proceedings. He contributed to the publication of five books. In addition, he has supervised several post-doctoral scientists, Ph.D. and M.Sc. students.