Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Implements SAS to protect the Emirate’s Biodiversity and Natural Wealth

    28 Oct 2021

    The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), the organization responsible for regulating and implementing environmental laws in Abu Dhabi, has implemented SAS Analytics to support its environmental initiatives. This will assist the Agency to utilize its data towards making more informed decisions and driving positive change, ZAWYA states.

    The SAS Analytics solution provides a unified platform for data exploration, advanced analytics, decisioning, and visualization. It intelligently helps users to explore data, uncover insights, summarize results, and share them widely across the organization in an enhanced user experience.

    EAD started as a small group of pioneering ecologists in 1996, and the organization has grown consistently, making significant breakthroughs within the science and conservation realm. EAD is now one of the essential environmental regulators in the Middle East and an integral part of the Government of Abu Dhabi’s strive towards achieving its Environment Vision of 2030.

    “The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi is the designated competent authority to protect and preserve the environment in Abu Dhabi. Environmental protection and preservation require information derived from analyses of credible scientific data, gathered from the Agency’s monitoring and inspection program. The Agency also publishes and shares this information as indicators, reports, research, educational and executive media materials, and others,” said Ahmed Baharoon, Executive Director, Environmental Information Science and Outreach Management, EAD.

    He added: “To do its job effectively, EAD needs to be able to organize its large volume of environmental data, manage it effectively and analyze it to decide on the measures and approaches required to ensure sustainable development. Using traditional methods to access environmental data and process them manually is very time-consuming and inefficient, in addition to the large number of human errors that can negatively affect the accuracy and quality of the data. As such, we are using modern data analytical tools to ensure it is accurate, credible, and scientific.”

    Commenting on the initiative, Michel Ghorayeb, Country Manager, UAE at SAS, said: “SAS has always been committed to building and developing an innovators-led global community that possesses the power and capabilities to impact our planet positively. Our collaboration with Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, a true pioneer in environmental protection, which spotlight issues that matter to the present and future of humanity, exemplifies that commitment. As we continuously innovate towards developing AI models aimed at delivering near real-time assessments of environmental change, the Agency’s intellectual power, and leadership position further strengthen our science research platforms to deliver truly impactful human insights.”

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