Category: Farouk El-Baz
Farouk El-Baz, founding director of BU’s Center for Remote Sensing, will receive the 2018 Inamori Ethics Prize in recognition of contributions to NASA’s Apollo space program and search for desperately needed scarce resources on the Earth to save lives and resolve deadly conflicts. Inamori Center director Shannon French referred to Dr. El-Baz as “an international treasure.”
El-Baz is known for pioneering work in applying space images to groundwater exploration in arid lands. Based on the analysis of space photographs, his recommendations resulted in the discovery of groundwater resources in Egypt, India, China, Sudan, Sultanate of Oman, United Arab Emirates and Chad.
The Center for Remote Sensing was established at BU in 1986 as a facility for scientific research in the fields of archaeology, geography and geology. It use satellite images and other data from airborne and ground sensors to study the Earth and its resources, particularly groundwater. This includes the monitoring of environmental changes due to both natural processes and human activities. In 1997, the Center was selected by NASA as a “Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing.”
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Center for Remote Sensing Director Farouk El-Baz was recently interviewed on NECN for his take on the situation with ISIS.
The segment titled “Is ISIS at War With Civilization?” can be viewed below.
To learn more about El-Baz, check out the Center for Remote Sensing’s website.
Center for Remote Sensing Director Dr. Farouk El-Baz and his work were recently referenced in a Wall Street Journal article titled “The 400,000 Man March? A Brief History of Crowd Counting.”
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To learn more about the Center for Remote Sensing and Dr. El-Baz, check out the Center for Remote Sensing website.
Center for Remote Sensing Director Farouk El-Baz traveled to Egypt recently to meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to discuss and review “proposals that contribute to the increase of food production” as described in an article posted on egypt.com.
El-Baz was recently appointed to an advisory council established by President al-Sisi.
To learn more about Farouk El-Baz’s work, visit the Center for Remote Sensing’s website.
The author gathers El-Baz’s thoughts on a variety of subjects ranging from agriculture, water, and current scientific breakthroughs in the article aptly titled “A Conversation with Farouk El-Baz: Finding Water in the Desert.”
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To learn more about the Center for Remote Sensing and Dr. El-Baz’s work, visit the Center’s website.
Senior Research Scientist Dr. Bradley Thomson and Director Dr. Farouk El-Baz at Boston University’s Center for Remote Sensing have recently published a paper in Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union.
The paper, “Future Mars Rovers: The Next Places to Direct Our Curiosity,” presents an overview of Mars landing site selection activity for the Mars 2020 and ExoMars rovers, and makes comparisons to site selection process for the Apollo lunar program.
Center for Remote Sensing Director Dr. Farouk El-Baz’s opinion article “Dire need for Muslims to lead fight vs. fanaticism” was published today in the Boston Herald.
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In this article Dr. Farouk El-Baz, directer of the Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University, debunks the pronouncement of Ahmed Shaheen, the self-described “Nostradamus of the Arabs,” on the theory Mars has gone through an apocalypse type scenario.
Dr. El-Baz worked for NASA between 1967 and 1972, selecting Apollo lunar landing sites and training astronauts on field geology.
This article is written by Mark Whittington for the Houston Space News Examiner.