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Unique System FZE in association with Dubai Municipality designed 1st Sandstorm Forecasting System in the UAE

Oct 9th 2014 at 11:21 PM

Environmental monitoring systems are a necessity these days as they help to predict extreme weather conditions. Sandstorm, tsunami, excessive rainfall, etc. are some of the many factors that can cause serious destruction to human life. However, the prediction of weather or environmental monitoring can reduce the extent of damage. In this venture, Dubai Municipality and Unique System FZE (a Unique Maritime Group company) joined hands to design the 1st Sandstorm Forecasting System.

Unique System FZE together with Hydrographic Survey Section of Dubai Municipality launched a Sandstorm Forecasting/Prediction system at the Dubai Municipality’s stand (S2-B21) at the Gitex Technology Week. The exhibition was held at The Dubai World Trade Centre.

Unique System FZE was bestowed with the contract based on the experienced staff and excellent understanding of the overall project. Dubai Municipality’s Geodesy and Hydrographic Survey Section uses many components consisting of various sub-systems that aid in real time monitoring, warning, alerts and timely broadcasting of information to the concerned departments.

Sand storms are of natural occurrence, which bring serious threat to human societies living near to desert areas. A study of satellite imagery identified areas in Kuwait, Iraq and Saudi Arabia as large sources of dust affecting life in the UAE. Source areas in Pakistan have also been located.

The major factors casuing dust storms have been the current meteorological situations like strong winds. Therefore, prompt and effective environmental monitoring is necessary in order to prevent casualties of any kind. It led Dubai Municipality to start the sandstorm prediction project, in conjunction with Unique System FZE.

The project is not only important for the Municipal Department, but for the entire nation. One can surely call the venture a progressive set up for a safer and secure environment where sand storms would no longer pose a threat to people as it used to be earlier.

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