Mohamed Abd Salam El Vilaly


Dr. Mohamed Abd Salam El Vilaly, Co-Coordinator, Climate Mainstreaming in the Arab Region Climate Change and Natural Resources Sustainability Cluster

Mohamed Abd Salam El Vilaly received a B.Sc. in water resources management from the University of Nouakchott, Mauritania in 2001,  a Specialized M.Sc. degree (diplôme d'études supérieures spécialisées ) in groundwater management from the University of Grenoble, France in 2003, a Research M.Sc. degree (Diplôme d'études approfondies ) in hydrology from the University of Avignon and the Vaucluse,  France in 2004, and a Ph.D. degree in applied remote sensing for Earth Sciences from the University of Arizona,  the United States. in 2013. Mohamed Abd Salam has worked for over 16 years in the humanitarian, academic, and private sectors. His research focuses on integrating and analyzing multitemporal airborne and satellite remote sensing data with GIS technologies to monitor and model human-environment interactions across a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. Specifically, Abd Salam’s work intersects the concepts of big data analytics, decision-making, planning and management, and the development of online data and knowledge exploration tools.