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The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science will be launched on 20 January 2015 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) during World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2015
Scheduled for inauguration at 2 pm at the National Center of Meteorology & Seismology’s Stand 6320 in Hall 6, the ceremony would be held as part of the annual Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (January 17-24).
The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science has been instituted by the UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs through the National Center of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS). Aligned with the National Innovation Strategy announced in October 2014, the research programme reiterated the UAE’s commitment to advancing the science of rain enhancement.
According to organisers Reed Exhibitions, the programme aimed to expand global water security through promoting scientific best practices and collaboration in rain enhancement research and sustainably implementable methods of enhancing precipitation to increase rainfall in the UAE, as well as other arid and semi-arid areas in the region.
The programme has invited research submissions from individuals and organisations on new integrated technologies that enhance the efficiency of cloud seeding operations and improve its predictive capabilities. Open to domestic and overseas candidates from the public and private sector, profit and non-profit entities, the programme will award US$1.5mn grant each to two path-breaking proposals over a three-year project timescale.
Interested participants are invited to submit a pre-proposal to NCMS via its web portal www.uaerep.aeon or before 16 March 2015.