CMES Research Seminar: AI in the Service of Socio-Politically Adapted Sustainable Dust-Storm Control in the Middle East
CMES scholars Hossein Hashemi (Water Resource Engineering), Seyed Amir Naghibi (Water Resource Engineering), Sara Brogaard (LUCSUS), Ali Mansourian (Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science) and Pengziang Zhao (Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science) will present the new MECW-project on AI in the service of socio-politically adapted sustainable dust-storm control in the Middle East.
The Middle East, which is experiencing severe environmental challenges such as dust-storms, is most vulnerable to climate and human-induced environmental changes. The goals of this interdisciplinary project are to identify the climate- and human-induced sources of dust and to determine and explain the factors affecting the dust-source areas such as climate variation, land-use change, social, political, and economic drivers, and water management in time and space using remote sensing and artificial intelligence techniques.
The interdisciplinary research project will run for three years. It will use agent-based models to simulate possible solutions to control and/or reduce dust-storms in the region considering the impacts of proposed solutions from social, political, economic, and environmental perspectives. To consider environmental, socio-political, and economic aspects of dust-storm generation and control policy, the project involves expertise from engineering, science, and social sciences faculties of Lund University.
MECW research team
Hossein Hashemi, Water Resource Engineering
Seyed Amir Naghibi, Water Resource Engineering
Sara Brogaard, LUCSUS,
Ali Mansourian, Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science,
Pengziang Zhao, Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science.
Please register for the online seminar using this link: https://lu-se.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Yucu2urzMpEtZoHi7E5lW_PY190bP-r_tK